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Community Living in the East Rochester Area

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Oct 29, 2016 @ 22:10 PM

Community-Living-in-the-East-Rochester-Area.jpgOne of the most important aspects of building a new home in the East Rochester area is deciding where you’re going to live. While you certainly want to pay close attention to the floor plan you choose for your new home (to ensure your home fits the needs and lifestyle of your family), the fact is that you won’t spend all of your time inside the walls of your house.

Just as the design of your home should fit your needs and personality, you’ll want your community to reflect your lifestyle and sense of home. The good news is that in addition to lots of home design options, you also have a nice variety of communities from which to choose in the greater Finger Lakes region.

Let’s take a closer look at just a few.

Webster is known as the place “Where life is worth living!” and this community has a lot to offer, including employment opportunities as it is home to a number of established businesses and start-up companies. Webster also places a high value on its pristine environment, and recently purchased 1,023 acres of land to be used for hiking trails and other recreational activities for current and future generations. There are also numerous parks throughout the town and village, including Webster Park with its breathtaking views of Lake Ontario. Another great feature of the town is the Webster Arboretum in Kent Park, which has an incredible variety of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The town is also conveniently located near State Route 104 allowing residents easy access to 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 this might be your pick. You can also check out what’s going on in Webster on their Facebook page!

Huron is named after the Great Lake that borders the town on the north, and is a superb location for those who love open spaces. The topography of the town is comprised of rolling hills, tracks of wooded areas interspersed over acre upon acre of open land, crop fields, orchards and pasture land. Agriculture and farming are an essential and integral part of the character of the community. Huron offers the benefits and enjoyment of extensive public waterways and resort facilities and properties. For those looking for a community with a truly rural character, this is an ideal spot.

Fair Haven prides itself on being a place for all seasons. A quiet and peaceful community along the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Fair Haven offers small town hospitality that is enjoyed by visitors year after year. Located on the Seaway Trail, between Rochester and Syracuse, Fair Haven, NY has year round seasonal activities for everyone, including winter activities such as the Winter Festival and the annual Winter Festival Progressive Dinner and Dance. For more events, check out Fair Haven’s events calendar!

We invite you to check out the other great communities (and new home options) in the East Rochester area so that you can find the home and the community that best fits your family’s lifestyle and personality.

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Topics: Custom homes, Rochester Area Custom Home Builder, new communities in eastern Rochester area, new homes in Webster, Huron, Fair Haven NY

Why Choosing Your Community Is Important When Choosing A Home

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 11:09 AM

Why-Choosing-Your-Community-Is-Important-When-Choosing-A-Home.jpgYou’ll often here real estate professionals talk about the importance of “location, location, location.” They’re actually on to something. Where you live can be just as important as the home you build to live in. Let’s face it: you don’t spend all of your time within the walls of your home. That’s why the community you choose to live in is so important.

Gerber Homes builds quality homes in a number of different communities in the eastern Rochester area. Finding the right community for your family isn’t something you want to leave to chance. So you’ll want to think hard about moving into a new community.

One of the advantages of moving into a new construction community is that you can help shape the character of your neighborhood. Chances are good that you’ll be surrounded by others who are in the same situation you are. You’ve got a clean slate and you can organize community events that reflect the kind of things you’re interested in. There’s no “history” so you don’t have to overcome issues that may have been in place before you arrived.

You’ll also have the opportunity to be involved in decisions about how your community will develop and evolve. You don’t have to be a social activist to influence the character of your neighborhood. You simply have to be present and let others know what’s important to you and your family.

In a new community there are lots of opportunities to be involved in, including Home Owner Associations that will shape your neighborhood for years to come. And the good news is that you can be as involved as you want to be. You can organize events; if that’s something you’re comfortable with. Or you can simply choose to participate. You can attend HOA meetings if you’re good at expressing your thoughts and opinions.

A big part of determining where you want to live depends on your own community personality and selecting a community that fits that personality. One thing you may want to do is take a kind of “get-to-know-you” tour through communities such as Webster, Ontario, Canandaigua, or Mendon to see how they feel to you. Drive through the streets. Have dinner at some of the local restaurants. Take a walk in the parks. It may not be a terribly “scientific” approach to choosing a neighborhood, but it will give you a sense of what individual communities feel like. And that’s something really important to find out before you make a significant (and long-term move).

If you plan to move into a community in the Rochester area, you’ll want to think about more than the home you’re buying—you’ll want to think about what kind of community you and your family will be living in. Choosing your community is as important as choosing the floor plan for the home you plan to build.

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Topics: Custom homes, Rochester Area Custom Home Builder, new communities in eastern Rochester area, influencing the character of your new neighborhood

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