Living Here

Communities Ontario County contains two cities, eight villages and 16 towns, all of which contribute to the high quality of life and the many different types of lifestyles available in the county.

Cities
Canandaigua
Beautiful and historic, Canandaigua is a safe, lakeside community that is a regional leader in culture, commerce, governance, education and healthcare.
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Geneva
Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, Geneva is "sensational by nature," filled with majestic lake views and in the middle of the exhilarating Finger Lakes wine country.
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Towns & Villages
Village of Bloomfield
Town of Bristol
Town of Canadice
Town of Canandaigua
Village of Clifton Springs
Town of East Bloomfield
Town of Farmington
Town of Geneva
Town of Gorham
Town of Hopewell
Town of Manchester
Village of Manchester
Town of Naples
Village of Naples
Town of Phelps
Village of Phelps
Town of Richmond
Village of Rushville
Town of Seneca
Village of Shortsville
Town of South Bristol
Town of Victor
Village of Victor
Town of West Bloomfield







Village of Bloomfield
Bloomfield is a picturesque New England–style community on Routes 5 & 20 with beautiful old churches, monuments, century-old trees and a village green.

Town of Bristol
Bristol is committed to preserving and encouraging a clean, naturally beautiful, rural environment with carefully planned growth and increased recreational opportunities, while promoting the preservation of agricultural lands.

Town of Canadice
Situated within the Bristol Hills, the town of Canadice features breathtaking views of Honeoye Lake from the historic Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park.

Town of Canandaigua
The town of Canandaigua is home to the third largest of the 11 Finger Lakes. Canandaigua Lake is an essential part of the town’s identity and serves as a source for tourism, recreation and romance.

Village of Clifton Springs
The village of Clifton Springs is a peaceful hamlet, treasured by individuals seeking rest and recuperation. This village is historically recognized for its cleansing waters, which were mainly used for health restoration. Presently, the Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic has devoted an entire wing to this treatment.

Town of East Bloomfield
A small, rural community with deep agricultural heritage, East Bloomfield is the birthplace of the Northern Spy apple and home to a wide array of merchants.

Town of Farmington
Farmington is primarily a farming community with small, growing businesses adding to the town. With picturesque town parks and a mixture of suburban and country living, Farmington offers an exceptional quality of life to residents and visitors alike.

Town of Geneva
Located by the crystal clear waters of Seneca Lake, the town of Geneva is the gateway to the renowned Seneca Wine Trail. While cherishing its agricultural roots, this community has grown with commercial and tourist development.

Town of Gorham
The town of Gorham is located in the center of the Finger Lakes, providing residents with astounding views of Canandaigua Lake and the surrounding farming community.

Town of Hopewell
Incorporated in 1822, Hopewell covers approximately 36 square miles and strives to be the premiere community in Ontario County and the Greater Finger Lakes region, providing a high quality of life to its residents and an attractive location for appropriate economic development.

Town of Manchester
Comprised with several charming villages, the town of Manchester is the only municipality in Ontario County that touches the Erie Canal and is located near Hill Cumorah, the site of the renowned annual Mormon pageant.

Village of Manchester
Manchester has an active downtown area with a variety of merchants and plenty of small-town charm.

Town of Naples
Naples is known as the grape pie capital of the world, and it embraces its distinctive geographic location, fertile land and bountiful harvest. It’s the home of the annual grape festival, which celebrates the areas grape harvest, talented artisans, winemakers and local and regional music and cuisine.

Village of Naples
The village of Naples is an eclectic community filled with a variety of artistic talent, and notable wineries and picturesque lakes. Naples is also home to the annual grape festival.

Town of Phelps
Modern-day Phelps offers scenic beauty with its tree-lined streets and picturesque architecture, as well as Flint Creek and Canandaigua Outlet running through the village. Phelps’ merchants, business enterprises, churches and other organizations enhance the economic, cultural and social lifestyles of its citizens. Phelps is also the home of the Sauerkraut Festival, held each year on the first weekend of August.

Village of Phelps
The village of Phelps, centrally located to Syracuse and Rochester, is the Sauerkraut capital of the world. With picturesque Flint Creek and Canandaigua Outlet running through the village, Phelps continues to preserve its pleasant farming community atmosphere.

Town of Richmond
The town of Richmond is a small, peaceful community, filled with lakeside dwellings and breathtaking sunsets. It features bountiful wildlife and an amazing view of Honeoye Lake from Honeoye State Park. View PowerPoint about re-locating your business to the Town of Richmond

Village of Rushville
Located between Canandaigua and Seneca Lakes, the village of Rushville is the center of a small, rural farming community.

Town of Seneca
Established in 1789, the town was settled by farmers looking for a better life and rich, rolling farmland. Today the main industry remains agriculture, with a strong focus on Holstein dairy herds, corn, cabbage, beans, oats and wheat.

Village of Shortsville
Shortsville is a busy, happy village with many fine homes and tree-lined streets. Its population of just over 1,500 enjoys the advantage of a fine central school system and a local telephone company, both shared by the other member of the “Twin Cities,” the village of Manchester. Among its many other assets are a well-equipped and capable volunteer fire department and ambulance team, effective police protection, a modern post office and village hall, a newly remodeled bank, a weekly newspaper, a railroad freight service, two churches and several social and civic organizations.

Town of South Bristol
With four high ridges running north and south and rising 500 feet to well over 1,000 feet above the intervening valleys, the town of South Bristol is primarily an agricultural and forested area with some residential communities.

Town of Victor
The town of Victor is located on the foothills of the Finger Lakes. Victor takes pride in its small-town charm and urban amenities.

Village of Victor
The Town Board and Village Board are committed to the ongoing process of revitalization of the downtown business district and preserving Victor’s small-town charm.

Town of West Bloomfield
The town of West Bloomfield, “The Western Gateway to Ontario County,” is located on the northwestern edge of Ontario County along Routes 5 & 20. West Bloomfield borders Livingston and Monroe counties.