The neighborhood is well known for its hip urban atmosphere, culture, unique shops and historic homes. The walkable tree-lined street spans 1¼ miles from Alexander Street to Culver Road.

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The Park Avenue Merchants Association is proud of our neighborhood and committed to supporting small, local businesses, hosting seasonal events and keeping the area a safe, fun destination for everyone to enjoy. 

A Street for All Seasons

One of Rochester’s best-known neighborhoods for strolling and shopping in an urban environment. Traveling east from Meigs to Culver you’ll find an eclectic mix of residential and commercial properties, including restaurants, bars, coffee shops, retail and salons. Rochester landmarks within easy walking distance include the George Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center.



The avenue comes alive in the spring as the magnolias bloom and sounds of pending summer fill the air. Sidewalk cafes dust off their winter coats and the avenue teams with the wakening of a new season. Sidewalk sales and outdoor services abound. Venture along the avenue and come across surprises along the way including outdoor spa experiences and live music venues.


Emerge yourself on Park avenue during the “hottest” time of the year. Meet new folks as you enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres outside the many cafes. Find that special gift for the many summer celebrations. Spend time walking the avenue, taking in the unique neighborhood landscape along with unique shops and restaurants. Participate in the Park Avenue Summer Stroll in August, where you will enjoy activities and special events for the entire family.


Put on your fall garb and join the autumn fun on the avenue. A little chill in the air sparks thoughts of cozy gatherings with family and friends. What better way to take it all in along the avenue. Get a start on your holiday shopping at one of the unique shops. Take a break or end the day with a delightful meal at one of the many restaurants along the way.


Experience the magic of the holidays as the avenue comes alive with glittering lights and an abundance of holiday festivities. Grab a hot chocolate after a day of shopping at one of the local cafes, or wind down with a glass of wine at one of the many restaurants or bars. Quickly get into the holiday spirit at Park Avenue’s annual Holiday Open House. There are activities and treats galore for the entire family.