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Thistle Apartments

  • Studio (500 Square Feet) - Starting at $850
    1 Bedroom/1 Bath (600-800 Square Feet) - Starting at $950
    2 Bedroom/1 Bath (900-1,200 Square Feet) - Starting at $1,150
  • 2 Bedroom + Den /2 Bath - Starting at $1,250

Please note that there is a non-refundable fee of $16.15. This fee allows Glendale Communities to run background and credit checks on all applicants.

Glendale Communities now requires Renter's Insurance for all tenants. Please visit our Residents Page to learn more about this policy.


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About Thistle Apartments

Thistle Apartments are located on Lake Ave in Rochester, New York, just north of Downtown Rochester. Our apartment community runs parallel to the picture-pretty Genesee River. Why should you consider living here? Thistle has cheap apartments in Rochester NY that scream style and comfort. Keep reading to learn more!

Thistle has many different unit styles. We have studio apartments for rent, along with 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Thistle is one of the best apartments in Rochester for many reasons. Obviously, Thistle has cheap apartments in Rochester NY, but they are high quality. They have open layouts. There is thermostat-controlled heat. Furthermore, you can enjoy craftsman style architecture. This is truly a fine feature. Thistle’s Rochester NY rentals also have water, trash, heat, electric, and basic cable covered in the rent!

We also have the best location in town. Thistle Apartments provide a residential setting while being close to parks, supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, schools, and local fun. For example. Maplewood Park, Lower Falls Park, and Seth Green Island are minutes from us. There is Hometown Food Market and Price Rite Marketplace right down the street.

Do you like entertainment? Our apartments for rent are near some of the best places to have fun. For instance, the Kodak Center of Performing Arts is only minutes away. The Seneca Park Zoo is close too. If you like to read, you can visit the Maplewood Library around the corner. Also, there are so many fabulous restaurants and bars in the area.

Make Thistle Apartments your home today! Give us a call at (585) 225-3511. We will answer questions you have or schedule a tour of our apartments for rent in Rochester. See why Thistle is right for you before it is too late!

*Please note that our availability changes daily and may not be reflected in the listing here. Give us a call if you’re interested in this property and we’ll let you know!*

Community Amenities

Residence Features

  • All Utilities Included - Heat, Electric, Water, Basic Cable and Trash
  • Thermostat Controlled Heat
  • Craftsman-Style Architecture
  • Some Off Street Parking
  • Coin Operated Laundry


  • In the Heart of the Beautiful Maplewood Residential Area
  • 5 Minutes from Public Transportation and Eastman-Kodak
  • 8 Minutes from Downtown Rochester

Fun Things To Do Nearby

  • Kodak Center - Performing Arts Theater
  • Eastman Business Park
  • Explore the Genesee River
  • Maplewood Community Library
  • La Luna Event venue
  • Genesee Brew House
  • Tons of Retail Stores

Restaurants in the Area

  • Maplewood Cafe
  • Mojoes Chicken
  • Min's Chinese Restaurant
  • Salvatore's Pizzeria
  • Atlas Eats
  • The French Quarter
  • Lakeside Haven Family Restaurant
  • Popeyes

Lifestyle & Fitness

Parks and Scenery

  • Maplewood Park
  • Seth Green Island
  • Lower Falls Park
  • La Grange Park
  • Brown Square Park
  • High Falls


  • Cable Ready
  • Online Maintenance Requests
  • Online Rent Payments
  • Credit Cards Accepted (charges may apply)


Rochester City School System

  • Virgil I. Grissom School
  • Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School
  • James Monroe High School

Private Schools

  • Exploration Charter School
  • Nazareth Elementary School
  • University Preparation Charter School


Cats Welcome*

  • Additional $50.00 pet rent per pet per month.
  • Maximum of 2 pets per unit.


  • Basic Cable Included
  • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance

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