I live in Rochester . I've lived here 30 years. The city is constantly changing. I think Rochester is getting better year after year. I can tell you many places to get great pizza, Pontillos, Tony peperoni,s, Marks, Salvatores the list is endless I don,t like chain store pizza I don't hink it can compare to the small privately owned shops. Ethnic food abounds, In fact in the area surrounding the Uof R you'll find a multitude of choices, from Indian to Korean, Pakistani, Chinese, Italian, Mexican the food is all good and resonable priced. It's true the winters are long and cold, it's not that bad the snowfalls are beautiful, several ski resorts in the area. The plus of the long winters are the beautiful springtimes. Rochester comes alive in the spring all of us having been isolated all winter really enjoy Spring. Each year Rochester holds a Lilac festival to celebrate spring and to bring attention to our beautiful parks. The Lilac festival is a week long celebration of flowers, food crafts, entertainment. We have many festivals all summer long. Loads of fun. Rochester has it's own world famous dance company Garth Fagan, as well as an opera company, and multiple theater company's. Geva theater in the city is beautiful. Your also within driving distance of NYC and Toronto.
The city will be starting a High speed ferry system which will
travel betwwen Toronto and Rochester this summer.
Nursing jobs are plentiful, All the hospitals are experiencing shortages., You won't have a problem finding a great position in critical care.
Welcome to the city. I hope you will like it here.