Eastman Gardens

Eastman Gardens

Eastman Gardens is a community for those 55 and older. Located on a main corridor to downtown Rochester, New York, the community offers 52 studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments with unique floor plans and many modern amenities.

The monthly rent includes utilities. This is made possible by financing and assistance from federal, state and local government programs, which allows us to provide high-quality apartments to those who qualify.

Eastman Gardens is equipped with the modern conveniences of easily accessible amenities, including a central elevator. Regardless of apartment location, all residents have easy access to mailboxes, laundry facilities and community spaces. Residents of Eastman Gardens are welcome to choose the quiet of their apartment or participate in the community’s planned monthly activities. Residents are also welcome to reserve the community room at no charge to host an event of their own.


Available Supportive Services

As part of Home Leasing’s unique relationship with Unity Health System, supportive services are available to those who need it. The availability of these services helps ensure our residents live comfortably in their homes, even when extra assistance is required. We also offer emergency pendants to each resident.


A Historic Building

Formerly The Eastman Dental Dispensary, the building was built by George Eastman in 1917 to address a community need for affordable dental care. It was the first school in the United States licensed to educate dental hygienists and to train women for what was at the time a new profession. The organization relocated in 1978, leaving the building vacant for many decades. It was eventually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and identified as one of the Five to Revive landmarks on The Landmark Society of Western New York’s 2013 Endangered Places. The adaptations and preservation of this magnificent building made for irregular designs of each apartment, many with oversized windows, ornate woodwork and high ceilings. The children’s waiting room, one of the property’s most beautiful spaces, was converted into a community room with a kitchenette. The adjacent library and lounge are adorned with replicated murals and woodcarvings.

Apartment Amenities
  • Professional onsite management
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • Secured building access
  • Off-street parking
  • Internet and cable access
  • In-unit heating and cooling controls
  • Utilities included
  • Walk-in closets (some apartments)
  • Accessible for people with disabilities
  • Pets welcome (quantity, breed and weight restrictions apply)
Community Amenities
  • Community room
  • Fitness center
  • Garden beds
  • Guest parking
  • Onsite laundry
  • Trash rooms
  • Onsite resident storage
  • Onsite security staff
  • Planned activities
  • Smoke-free community
  • Walking distance to local library, park, post office, pharmacy, shops and restaurants
800 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 242-0052
(585) 242-0051
Community Leader
Diamond Appleberry
Maintenance Superintendent
Herbert Joseph
Emergency Maintenance
1-877-HLSERVE (1-877-457-3783)
Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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