|The Town of Victor|
|Location||Southeast of Rochester, in Ontario County, New York||Town of Victor, Ontario County, NY|
|Geographical Area||36 sq. miles|
|Population||9,977 as of the 2000 census|
85 East Main St, Victor, NY 14564
585 742 5000
|Wikipedia article||Victor (Town), NY|
It sits on the site of Ganondagan, a Seneca Indian village torched by the Marquis de Denonville in 1687.
Victor, now a suburb of the Rochester area, boasts some of the highest incomes in the Rochester region. Best known for Eastview Mall, the mall was built there in 1970, with several expansions since. The mall and surrounding commercial development contributed to booming growth in what some refer to as the southeastern corridor. According to U.S. Census data, Victor's population more than tripled (to 9,977) from 1960 to 2000. The county as a whole experienced roughly 45 percent growth during that same period. The Village of Victor has experienced a lot of growth, and new businesses have been springing up in the town center.
Cobblestone Creek and its massive homes best exemplify the town of Victor. This gigantic upscale subdivision of homes is built around Cobblestone Creek golf course and will really give visitors a good idea of the types of homes hidden all over Victor.
Victor has an excellent trail system, offering great biking, hiking, and cross country skiing opportunites. Victor contains Dryer Road Park, one of the premier mountain biking venues in the region. (This site is loaded with useful maps)
The one slight fly in the ointment for all this growth came in 2007, when long-identified groundwater contamination and the resulting vapors from the Modock Springs area resulted in a part of our wealthiest exurb being listed as a New York State Superfund site. Despite the existence of detailed information, and the relatively small affected area, home sales across Victor slowed. Whether the marked increase of reported sickness in the area (remember, the contamination was found in 19901) has more to do with hysteria than actual contamination is left as an exercise for the reader.
Villages and Hamlets
Boughton Hill - hamlet
East Victor - hamlet
Fishers - hamlet
Notes and References
Victor Overview & Real Estate Listings from Property Source
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