About Our Neighborhood

Community activism and diversity have infused the character of the South Wedge neighborhood from its very inception in 1824, and this spirit continues in one of Rochester’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.


The diversity of the neighborhood adds to its energy. Recently arrived young hipsters, drawn to its still affordable housing, join families of German, Irish and African-American descent who have lived in the area for generations. There is a long list of streets that have organized block clubs in the area.

Help Our Neighborhood Thrive!

Are you a business owner who’s interested in contributing to and growing with the South Wedge neighborhood? Join The Business Association of the South Wedge Area (BASWA)! We’re focused on our community and local businesses, and would love to grow with you.

Local History

We are fortunate to have a local historian on our executive committee who has written several books on local history. For information about the books or to purchase one please contact Rose O’Keefe at [email protected].