Your best bet is to visit your local gardens and see which roses do best there. Look around your neighbourhood for properties with roses. If you see a yard with nice roses, go knock on the door and talk to the property owner. He or she, I am sure, would be more than happy to share their experiences, successes or failures, with your. In fact, they might even give you some rooted cuttings (I seem to be doing that all the time!). Go to your local nursery and see what roses they have on sale - chances are that they will offer roses that do well in the geographic area of their customers. Talk to a member of the staff who is knowledgeable with roses. Look for your local rose society if any - consider joining one. I, personally, have learnt a lot from those experts in our rose society. (There is a lot to learn from people who grow more than a few hundred roses!). From the rose society, get information as to who the Rosarians are in your community.
Finally, don't be afraid to take the plunge. The saying, "No pain, no gain." holds true for rose growing. Don't be afraid of failure. Each failure makes you a better gardener, just as much as each success does. On the other hand, don't overwhelm yourself by growing too many too quickly - which is a hard urge to resist for newly inducted rose lovers. Grow only as many as you can comfortable manage, so that you can give sufficient attention to all of them - in terms of watering, fertilising, weeding and pruning. Otherwise, neglect will doom all except the hardiest varieties to failure.