Welcome to Swillburg!

Swillburg_logoWelcome to the Swillburg Neighborhood! We are a small, vibrant, close-knit community of city neighbors who enjoy all that Rochester, NY has to offer.

Swillburg residents take pride in our historic homes, community gardens, and neighborhood events. We love our local businesses and take advantage of our proximity to Rochester’s numerous cultural and natural resources.

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Spring/Summer Newsletter is out!

The Swillburg Neighborhood Association’s Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter is out! If you live in the ‘burg, you’ll be receiving a copy at your home. For a little neighborhood, we sure have a lot going on!

Many thanks to our team of volunteers for distributing, and to the South East Area Coalition and South Wedge Planning Committee for their generous support.

Download here: Swillburg Newsletter Spring-Summer 2015

Bloom Garden

Bloom Garden

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Swillburg featured in City Newspaper

Swillburg Neighborhood is first on the list of neighborhoods to check out in City Newspaper’s Annual Manual.


The closeness and charm of our small community, access to great local businesses, and our wonderful green spaces are on display. Many thanks to City Newspaper report Christine Carrie Fien for the great piece!

Read more at http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/know-your-neighborhoods/Content?oid=2510312

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Swillburg Night Out: Zemeta Ethiopian Restaurant

Sometimes during Winters like these, we need a little comfort food…


Swillburg neighbors and friends will be gathering at Zemeta Ethiopian Restaurant on Monday, March 9th. We’re looking forward to catching up over warm food, bread, and great service.

Zemeta is once again offering us their buffet for $9.99 per person. Details and RSVP for neighbors are posted, as always, on swillburg.nextdoor.com.

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A portrait of volunteerism in the Swillburg Neighborhood

For over 36 years, our neighbor Jan Hickman has been active in the Swillburg Neighborhood Association. She was involved from the beginning with the development of Otto Henderberg Park and has helped maintain and beautify the park into the wonderful resource it is today for our neighbors and friends. Jan has also been an active member of our Steering Committee, giving a voice to the thoughts and concerns of her neighbors and serving as a model of stewardship for our Swillburg community.

“If you set that example, then other people follow it; other people join in.” We couldn’t agree more with Jan: our lives in Swillburg are richer because of people like her.

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Thanks, neighbors!

Our first “Swillburg Night Out” was a great success at the Highland Park Diner. Thanks, neighbors, for coming out to support this great local business!


We packed the place – here are a few pictures of our neighbors enjoying the night. Stay tuned for details on the next dinner….

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