The motto for the town of Greece is, “Discover the Promise.” There is plenty of promise in this town of about 96,000 located just five miles northwest of Rochester. And while it’s just one of many areas where Gerber Homes builds, it's definitely worth its own look!
The town’s history goes back to 1822 when it was originally established as Northampton and was part of the town of Gates. The French explorer LaSalle visited the area originally inhabited by the Seneca Indians, in 1669, and the first permanent settlement was established in 1792. The town’s name was changed to Greece in support of the Greeks who were fighting for independence from Turkish rule.
In the early 1800s, trade from the Great Lakes made the community a transportation hub and a major supplier of farm produce to the new and growing nation. Agriculture remained the dominant enterprise in Greece for many years, until the Eastman Kodak Company emerged as the region’s largest employer.
Today, as a residential community, it still holds plenty of promise for residents. There is an abundance of recreation in the area and much of it takes advantage of the large expanse of undeveloped land and the more than 8 miles of shoreline along Lake Ontario. There are a number of bike trails in town. The town's bike trail extends from the Canal to Lake Ontario. There are also trails along the New York State Erie Canal.
The Town also maintains 17 park areas. Of the 764 acres that make up these parks, only 189 acres are developed areas that contain 13 baseball diamonds, 10 soccer fields, 3 combination football/soccer fields, 8 basketball courts, 20 tennis courts, 2 volleyball courts 16 playgrounds, a skate park, 2 disc golf courses, and several nature trails. The remaining lands are used for passive recreation.
Greece is also home to a very popular public library that receives more than 500,000 visits annually. A new main library facility was completed in 2000 and provides 35,000 square feet of space for books and other media used by the library patrons.
The town hosts numerous special events including Concerts at the Greece Town Hall.There are great things to do in the area as well, such as taking a Finger Lakes Wine Tour with a professional driver. Or you can head to Rochester and take a tour of the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.
If you’re thinking about building in or around Greece, you’ll want to check out the many floor plans Gerber Homes offers that can be built in the area. Whether you’re looking for a patio home, a ranch home, a Cape-style home or something with a 1st-floor master suite—you'll find it here.
Photo from www.greceny.gov