Grove Place

About Grove Place

Grove Place, one of Rochester’s best preserved old neighborhoods, is the residential jewel of downtown. This small, upscale neighborhood adjacent to the Eastman School of Music and Downstairs Cabaret Theater features brick row houses, leafy tree-lined streets, sculpture gardens, and modern townhomes.

There are restaurants within easy walking distance, cafes nearby, and plenty of quiet corners to explore. This area is popular with empty-nesters, Eastman School of Music students, and young professionals who enjoy living within easy walking distance of the East End’s many attractions.


Its proximity to the Eastman School and Eastman Theatre has put Grove Place within the swirl of Rochester’s musical universe. In fact, the stretch of Main Street that forms the southern border of the neighborhood was once known as “Music Row” because it was lined with music stores.

Many houses in Grove Place date back to the Victorian Era and the area saw a major rejuvenation in the 1980s with the development of the upscale brick townhomes on Selden and Grove Streets, as well as the Yale campus-inspired dormitories built by the Eastman School.


As residential demand increases downtown, new townhomes and residences have been built with more on the way in Grove Place. It remains an excellent location for those looking for a quiet neighborhood while still maintaining close proximity to the East End entertainment district.