Farmington is growing

We're welcoming new neighbors daily!

If you love countryside and convenience, Farmington is the place for you. Located north of Canandaigua and southeast of Rochester, this area is rapidly growing. Beautiful neighborhoods have been popping up lately with plenty of space for families to grow. If neighborhoods aren’t your style, don’t worry — there are plenty of wandering back roads that offer idyllic scenery and sweet country settings.

One of the major sources of growth is due to the proximity of Farmington to the New York State Thruway. Town leadership has spent more than a decade putting infrastructure in place to prepare for an explosion of development, which is certainly paying off. With a median home value of $152,911, homes in the area are extremely affordable. That affordability has led to a major increase in the number of new houses being built, bringing with it more opportunities for businesses to come to the area.

All those houses mean lots of students. When it comes to schools, the town of Farmington, which sprawls across nearly 40 square miles, is divided into four districts: Canandaigua, Palmyra-Macedon, Victor and Manchester-Shortsville.

Farmington is a great place to settle, with access to Eastview Mall, Canandaigua Lake, or events along the Erie Canal just a few minutes away!

Connections are key

Get access to everything.

Farmington serves as a central location to several other “main” areas: Victor, Canandaigua, Bloomfield, Macedon and Palmyra being among them. All of these towns are within a short drive of Farmington—an easy outing wherever you need to go. The New York State Thruway exits directly into Farmington, making it a gateway to the Finger Lakes. As a result, many businesses and families have chosen to relocate to the area, both for access to people using the thruway and to use it themselves.

The town of Farmington also has plans to connect with other areas via the Auburn Trail. The addition of a roughly six mile pedestrian/biking trail from where the Auburn Trail currently ends at County Road 41 in Farmington to meet up with the Ontario Pathways trail system in the City of Canandaigua will join Monroe County to Ontario County. The resulting trail system will give people the ability to travel on trails all the way from Canandaigua to the Erie Canal and on to Albany, or from the Village of Phelps to Olean in Cattaragus County. Construction is planned to start in 2017.

This well-connected community is drawing new residents quickly, largely due to the affordable housing, good education and low taxes. It’s a peaceful blend of countryside and opportunity.

The Racino

Perfect for date nights or fundraisers.

The Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track has been another big draw to Farmington. The Thoroughbred racetrack first opened in 1962. Since then, a video gaming area with casino-style games has been added, along with several dining facilities and many entertainment events. There are live bands every Friday and Saturday night all year long, and charitable events are often hosted at the racetrack.

The racetrack is a huge entertainment draw, but also provides employment for a few hundred people in the area. Whether the racino is drawing tourists in or paying its employees at the end of the week, it helps boost local economy on multiple levels.

An unexpected result of having a racetrack in town is that it has really given residents the chance to shine. Farmington is home to many amazing individuals, some of whom have organized an award-winning Thoroughbred adoption program at the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program helps retired racehorses find new homes after their racing careers are over. Since 2007, they’ve placed more than 400 horses in new homes. It’s this kind of involvement and care that showcase how Farmington residents are truly amazing people.

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