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    About Rochester

    Rochester is in Western New York, about mid-way between sister cities Buffalo and Syracuse. It’s Nestled between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York, Rochester is a well-kept secret. Visitors tell us we have the architecture, diversity, education, arts and culture, nightlife, restaurants, recreation and sports of a much larger city, but the easiness, affordability, accessibility, community and hospitality of a small town. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the richness of life in Rochester.

    The city is on the southern shore of Great Lake Ontario (the world’s fourteenth largest lake!) and just northwest of the world-renowned Finger Lakes wine region. It is the county seat for Monroe County. Rochester’s city population according to the 2010 census is approximately 210,565, making it New York’s third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. It is at the center of a larger metropolitan area which encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region. Rochester is now an international center of higher education, as well as medical and technological development. The region is known for many acclaimed universities, and several of them (notably the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology) are nationally renowned for their research programs. In addition, Rochester has been and continues to be the site of many important inventions and innovations in consumer products. The Rochester area is the birthplace to corporations such as Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox that conduct extensive research and manufacturing in the fields of industrial and consumer products. The Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest regional economy in New York State. Rochester was ranked as the “most livable city” among 379 U.S. metropolitan areas.

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    Living in Rochester

    Greater Rochester, NY is one of America’s top-rated places to live, work and play. Actually, our climate is perfect for all of the things that really matter. Family. Friends. Education. Careers. Arts and culture. Innovation and enterprise. Throughout the City of Rochester, you’ll find homes full of character and charm. Downtown has always been the place to be, and it’s certainly true today. An enticing mix of beautiful loft apartments, condominiums, and even historic single family houses await you in exciting areas such as High Falls (with its 100-foot waterfall), the St. Paul Quarter, the East End, Washington Square, Cascade District, and Grove Place. The choice, culture, bustle, views, etc. of downtown are attracting quite an array: young professionals, “empty nesters,” students, and people from many other walks of life. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, theaters, shops, and services are all within a stroll of the doorsteps of downtown dwellers!

    Rochester East Side

     Living in Webster

    Webster is where life is worth living!  We are located the proximity of State Route 104 to Webster allows motorists the convenience of being able to travel to and from downtown Rochester or the Greater Rochester International Airport within 15-25 minutes. With an excellent geographical location, business and educational opportunities, and a friendly, community environment, Webster has something to offer to everyone. If you have never visited our community, we extend to you an open invitation. Webster is home to a number of established and start-up companies that provide jobs and services to area residents. There are also a variety of local businesses that are represented by the Webster Chamber of Commerce.

    With more than 40,000 residents, Webster offers a variety of housing options, including family-oriented subdivisions, historic homes, and low-maintenance patio home neighborhoods for people on the go. We also offer communities specially designed for senior citizens and rural areas geared toward a country lifestyle.  There are numerous churches representing a variety of religious denominations located throughout Webster. Several service clubs have chapters within the town and its surrounding areas. The Parks and Recreation Department also offers numerous programs and activities for town residents of all ages. Demographics~ Population….5,584 Median House Value…$127,821

     

     Living in Penfield

    Penfield has a total area of 37.9 square miles, of which 37.5 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water. Penfield is surrounded in all four directions by neighboring towns. To the North is Webster, to the South is Fairport, to the East is Walworth, and to the West is Brighton. Geographically, Penfield includes a number of parks with a variety of terrain, water features, lodges & shelters, open spaces, and athletic facilities. The town is served by two central school districts, namely Penfield and Webster and Pittsford and Wayne. Bread Of Life Christian Academy, Webster Montessori School, Rochester Christian School, Southeast Christian Academy, Charles Finney School and Saint Joseph Elementary School are the private schools in Penfield. Demographics ~ Population….36,242 Median House Value… $185,833

     

    Living in Fairport

    Fairport is a village located in the town of Perinton. Fairport is the home for more than 6,000 residents and over 300 business owners, the Village of Fairport provides a quality of life and opportunity for commerce that’s unmatched by many communities of our size.  Just what you might expect from the Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal whose storied past is only matched by the prospects of an even brighter future. Today, the great packet boats and barges of an earlier era have been replaced by recreational boaters, canoes, kayaks, and tour boats, while the old towpath serves the leisure time interests of bikers, joggers, and walkers alike. With its quiet, tree lined streets, specialty shopping, and front porch friendliness, the Village of Fairport offers contemporary living at its very best.  Here, our residents have access to one of the premiere public education systems in the state – not to mention a village library, historical museum, and lush canal side parks. The Village also features a compatible array of professional and commercial offices, retail businesses, and clean, light industry – all within walking distance of some of the most desirable Victorian-style family neighborhoods in Monroe County. The Fairport Central School District is a public school district in New York State that serves approximately 7,100 students in the village of Fairport and the town of Perinton.
    Demographics~ Population…5,339 Median House Value…$176,481

     

    Living in Brighton

    Brighton is a diverse, multi-cultural community of neighbors and neighborhoods, schools, businesses and places of worship. Brighton is a hometown that is passionate about our children and their education. We respect and honor the diversity that binds us together. Our schools are some of the very best in the State, with award winning academics, music, arts and athletics programs. Monroe Community College is located in Brighton, and the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology are also nearby. The Brighton Community Garden officially opened in May 2009. What began as an offshoot of the Brighton Farmers’ Market, to increase residents’ access to local food, continues to thrive today as a strong reflection of our resident’s commitment to help ensure a Greener Brighton.
    Demographics~ Population…..36,609 Median House Value…$173,114

     

    Living in Pittsford

    Pittsford prides itself on its family-focused community which supports senior citizens and invests in education. Many who grew up in Pittsford return to raise their families because of the excellent schools, diverse community activities and the outstanding quality of life. The Erie Canal runs through the heart of the Town and Village. This historic waterway and trail system accommodates bicyclists, runners, walkers, boaters and rowers. Shopping and Dining are popular pastimes for those who live in, and visit, Pittsford. In addition to the many fine restaurants, the boutiques in the historic village, the unique stores of the canal shopping district and the plazas Also there are Annual, Family-Focused Festivals and events include a summer-long concert series. Pittsford is recognized nationally for educational excellence. Pittsford Central School District provides a distinctive curriculum to meet the needs of a multi- talented student population and maintains test scores well above those in the county, state and nation.  • K-12 Enrollment: approximately 6,000 students • Pittsford High Schools have been ranked among the nation’s best by Newsweek Magazine and U.S. News & World Report due, in part, to the excellent preparation for high-level work. Demographics~ Population… 29,405  Median House Value… $183,100

     

     Living in Victor

    Victor is located in the northwest corner of Ontario County along the border of Monroe County. While it has a strong sense of its history, it is even more focused on its future. The Victor Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency work together to draw profitable businesses to the area both large and small, while managing the local infrastructure and balancing progress with the needs of the city. Residents benefit from top-notch public services, including recognized schools and hospitals. It is a thirty-six-square-mile township nestled in the foothills of the Finger Lakes offering residents, businesses and visitors the best of all worlds – a peaceful, small town setting within minutes of the Cities of Rochester and Canandaigua. We are easily accessible via NYS Routes 96 and 490 and NYS I90’s exit 44 from the east or exit 45 from the west. Victor is fast growing community, the small town friendliness and character remains. Friends and neighbors enjoy walking the peaceful streets, and sports team rivalries cease when the youngsters meet at Papa Jack’s for ice cream. No matter where you’re from, or where you’re going, Victor is a great place to call home. Victor’s schools occupy a unique hilltop campus convenient to the village and surrounding neighborhoods. All five schools – Victor Early Childhood Education Center, Victor Primary, Victor Intermediate, Victor Junior High and Victor Senior High School – share one location with extensive playing fields, track, pool, theater and a common campus road system. The total student body in 2006 topped 3,756. Academically, Victor ranks high in New York State, with extensive AP course offerings, International Baccalaureate status in the high school and learning options that include multi-age course offerings. Demographics~ Population…2,696 Median Housing Value…$175,000

     

    Living on Macedon

    Macedon is a town in Wayne County it’s rich in history while building our future they are hoping that with the restoration of the Village, we can continue to grow in numbers. The Village Community is working at great lengths to maintain the future of the Village while keeping an eye on our past. Most of the businesses in the town are concentrated in four areas. Small specialty shops and boutiques are available in the village on Main Street and near Canandaigua Road. There is one school in Macedon , Palmyra-Macedon Intermediate School, which is part of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. Demographics~ Population…9,148  Median Housing Value…$121,484

     

    Living in Canandaigua 

    Canandaigua is home to approximately 10,000 residents. Our community is rich in natural, scenic, historic and cultural resources. If you are considering a move to Canandaigua, we offer a wide variety of housing options. Choose from suburban like neighborhood settings to historic homes located in rural areas or anything in between. Residents and visitors alike enjoy diverse shopping, dining and recreational options. We invite you to come join us! Hike our many trails, swim, fish or paddle the pristine waters of Canandaigua Lake, host a special event or business meeting in one of our many lodges and enjoy shopping and dining in one of our commercial districts or in the historic Hamlet  of Cheshire. There are 6 K-12 schools in Canandaigua, NY, including 4 public schools and 2 private schools. Canandaigua public schools belong to one districts, Canandaigua City School District. There are 3 Canandaigua elementary schools, 2 Canandaigua middle schools, 1 Canandaigua high school and 15 Canandaigua preschool schools. Demographics~ Population… 10,020 Median Housing Value… $175,00

     

    Rochester West Side

     

     Living in Greece

    The Town’s 41.78 square miles of land area is located along eight miles of Lake Ontario’s south shore, and is bordered on the east by the City of Rochester through which runs the Genesee River. The topography of the Town of Greece is similar to many regions in western New York whose myriad of streams and ridges were carved out of the land by the glacial mass during the last ice age.

    The Town’s main topographical feature is the Ridge running east-west through the southern portion of the Town. A natural roadway for the native population of the region, it would later become the “Honeymoon Trail” for countless couples on their way to Niagara Falls. North of the Ridge lies flatland leading up to Lake Ontario, along the shores of which lie many sandy beaches, wetlands, and numerous bays and ponds, all supporting an abundance of waterfowl and other wildlife. South of the Ridge, the land rolls gently to the New York State Barge Canal, one of the great engineering feats of the early nineteenth century, and then southward into the Genesee Valley. As the largest suburban school district in Monroe County, and the ninth-largest district in New York State, Greece Central serves most of the Town of Greece. The Greece Central School District was created in July 1928, but schools existed in the area before the town was established in 1822. There are 17 schools in Greece.                                                                         Demographics~ Population….96,095 Median House Value…$118,500

     

    Living in Hilton ~ Parma

    Parma is a country town with friendly people and a beautiful Town Park. Located in Monroe County, we are convenient to Rochester, shopping along Ridge Road and recreational access to Lake Ontario. Within our borders is the Village of Hilton with shopping opportunities, a variety of churches and schools. Parma is a great place to live with both a rich history and a promising future. The Hilton Central School District may be a destination district in this region as many families choose this community to live in due to the quality of education children receive. The Hilton School District has been nationally and regionally recognized for its instructional programs and outstanding faculty. Staff and students have received accolades for their academic, musical and athletic achievements. Hilton High School was named to  US News & World Report’s List of Top High Schools. Demographics ~ Population….5,856  Median House Value…$121,598

     

     Living in Spencerport

     The Village of Spencerport is within the Town of Ogden and is a village on the Erie Canal. It offers a charming array of shops that line the streets, evoking small-town charm. You cant help but love the warm feeling the town gives you. They have lots of festivals and differnt times with in the year a spray park within a playground that keeps children busy.  The Spencerport Central School District serves the town of Ogden and parts of the towns of Parma, Gates and Greece. The district has four K-5 elementary schools, a middle school (Grs. 6-8) and a high school (Grs. 9-12).  Demographics~ Population…3,601 Median House Value…$132,800

     

     Living in Gates~Chili

    The Town of Gates is a progressive and diverse community with historic homesteads, sports parks, shopping plazas, and locally owned businesses. It’s also home to the Rochester International Airport. Families in the community have many opportunities for recreation such as the Erie Canal for boating, Tinseltown USA and IMAX theaters, the Westside Family YMCA, and community parades and festivals. The Town of Chili is a community with a rural background but has seen a steady growth in population and economic development during recent years. Chili has a variety of places for families to enjoy including a community center, golf courses, museums, boat launches and several parks. Situated in North Chili, Roberts Wesleyan College hosts concerts, art exhibits, and theater performances for all to enjoy. Gates Chili School District is located in a western suburb of Rochester, New York, a community situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes. The District covers a 26 square mile area serving most of the Town of Gates and a large portion of the Town of Chili. The school community is just minutes from downtown Rochester and offers attractions such as professional theaters, museums, and professional sporting events in baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, and football. Rochester is also known for institutions such as the University or Rochester with its renowned medical school, Eastman School of Music, and international companies such as Eastman Kodak, Bausch and Lomb, and Xerox Corporation. Demographics~ Population…28,614  Median House Value…$112,500

     

    Living in Scottsville

    Located just south of Rochester, NY, the Village of Scottsville invites you to enjoy its many unique and delightful offerings. If nature is your thing Scottsville is a Recreational Mecca! Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in Scottsville’s natural riches! No matter the season, there’s something for everyone. Conveniently located adjacent to the NYS Greenway, trail lovers can hike, run, cycle, snowshoe, or cross-country ski for miles and miles. take a stroll down to Canawaugus Park, enjoy the scenery along Oatka Creek (also known for its great trout fishing). There are 2 K-12 schools in Scottsville, NY, including 2 public schools. Scottsville public schools belong to one districts, Wheatland-Chili Central School District. Demographics~ Population… 1,992  Median House Value… $120,374

     

    Living in Henrietta

    Henrietta has been known for its low tax base and so continues to attract new people and business. It has bcome an urban center with farmland mostly existing in the southern part of town. What began as strictly an agricultural town, now is a blend of agricultural, commercial, and residential areas. The Historic Site Committee for the town has established twelve preservation districts protecting many of our old structures and culture. Every day Henrietta lives out its history in both large and small events. Yet Henrietta,with all of its services and features can boast that it is a great place in which to live and work! The Rush-Henrietta Central School District , located in Henrietta, N.Y., is comprised of five elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8), a ninth grade academy (9), and one high school (10-12), which includes an alternative education program. A complete listing of schools and contact information is here. The district is situated near Rochester, N.Y., 20 minutes south of Lake Ontario. The northern portion of the district is primarily commercial, while the southern portion is rural residential with an agricultural base. The district serves nearly 6,000 students. Demographics ~ Population…2,696 Median Housing Value…$131,200

     

    Living in Irondequoit

    The Town of Irondequoit is blessed with stunning scenery, thanks to its location on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Genesee River and the Irondequoit Bay. The Town of Irondequoit is also one of the largest suburbs in Monroe  County. The Town lies between the Genesee River on the west and Irondequoit Bay on the east.  The north border of the Town is the shoreline of Lake Ontario. An unusual boundary exists between the town of Irondequoit and the City of Rochester.  On the western border of Irondequoit, the city claims a thin strip that extends northward along the banks of the river from Seneca Park to Lake Ontario, at some points less than 50 yards from the shore.  In other words, the City of Rochester claims the entire eastern shore of the Genesee, and the border of the Town of Irondequoit never reaches the river. Our town is the go-to spot for water-related fun, from the usual sailing, boating, and fishing to Great Lake surfing, wind-surfing, kayaking, para-surfing and ice-fishing. We offer thriving businesses, tree-lined neighborhoods, fabulous parks and recreation facilities, an active arts and music scene, and appealing homes, and one of the shortest commutes to downtown Rochester. Whether you are a third-generation resident or a visitor, explore Irondequoit—a town for a lifetime! The West Irondequoit School District features 10 outstanding schools which enjoy a Statewide and national reputation for excellenceDemographics~ Population…51,692  Median Housing Value…$111,400