A town that has it all

Gorgeous homes and access to everything make this an easy choice.

Victor is a sophisticated village and town with an abundance of nearby conveniences. As a community that sits on the edge of Monroe and Ontario County, residents who live here have access to Rochester or the Finger Lakes with just a short drive in either direction.

Those who enjoy being outdoors can spend time at any of the nine different public parks or explore nearly 30 miles of hiking trails while taking pictures, hiking, fishing or biking. There are eight golf courses in town and Glow Golf, a miniature golf course that’s sure to make for a fun family outing.

Public school students in the village and town attend Victor Central School District. The schools are top notch, having a 95% graduation rate and excellent rankings across the board. Students wanting to continue their undergraduate education in town can choose to take classes at Finger Lakes Community College in Victor.

There are lots of local opportunities for employment, education and entertainment. Whether you want to live in a neighborhood full of friends or way out in the country, this is wonderful place to raise a family, start a new business, or retire.

Business at its best

The mall is a good thing.

Sitting on the edge of two prosperous counties, Victor caters to all of the surrounding areas as an upscale center of commerce. As the home of Eastview Mall, many families are drawn to the area for its excellent tax rates and shopping convenience.

Families appreciate the break in taxes provided by the mall. Historically, it has kept taxes in Victor some of the lowest in the county, but all of Ontario County benefits from the income brought in by the mall. As online sales have increased over the past few years, the amount of sales tax that offsets costs for local residents has decreased. As a result, taxes may be changing in 2017 for local residents. Even if tax rates double, they are still incredibly reasonable. At a potential $1.55 per thousand, they would still be well under the median town tax rate for Ontario County.

In addition to keeping taxes low, the mall has drawn many businesses to the area. As a result, residents have a variety of options for everything from home décor to grocery stores. Main Street hosts traditional small businesses and local shops, while the area surrounding Eastview caters to shoppers looking for big-box stores. Despite all of the local businesses, Victor is mostly made up of beautiful farmland and neighborhoods and is a peaceful place to raise a family.

A vibrant past

History thrives here.

While the entire Finger Lakes region has a rich history, Victor is home to a Seneca village known as Gannagaro, or Ganondagan. The history of the village and Seneca people is celebrated at Ganondagan, which had nearly 90,000 visitors in 2016 alone.

Thousands of Seneca people lived in the village until 300 years ago, when French invaders from Canada attacked the village to gain control of the fur trade. It wasn’t until the 1960s that work began to make the site a historic landmark. Preservation has turned to a desire to educate the public about the Senecas. Today, there is a life-size replica of a longhouse, an art and culture center, a gift shop and hiking trails at the site. School groups schedule guided tours all year long. There are also a number of events hosted at Ganondagan, such as the Native American Winter Arts Festival and Native American Winter Games and Sports, which draw great crowds.

Ganondagan isn’t the only local historic site. History buffs will love visiting Boughton Hill and Valentown Hall. Town Historian Babette Huber put together a pamphlet for anyone looking to do a driving tour of the town. In a town that has done such an amazing job of preserving local history, it’s a great destination to visit and an even better place to call home.

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