Why you should choose to live in Victor NY
Victor, NY is a lovely little town located in Ontario County and is approximately a 20-minute drive from Rochester, NY. The town bears the name of Claudius Victor Boughton, an American war hero in the War of 1812. It has become a popular choice for families to settle down in.
This is a result of Victor’s great schools, relatively low property taxes, the number of outdoor activities available, its choice of hip food and drink establishments, as well as it being one of the more clustered upscale and prosperous southeastern suburban towns of Greater Metropolitan Rochester. If you’re considering buying or building a home in Victor, NY, read on to learn more about what it has to offer you and your family.
Quick facts about Victor NY
Before getting into the goods, let’s take a quick look at some need-to-know and nice-to-know information about the town of Victor.
- Population: 14,275 (2010 census)
- Median age: 36 years old
- Median household income: $72,900
- Median home price $184,200
- 86% non-smokers (percent of adults who do not smoke)
- 70% healthy weight (percent of adults who report a BMI < 30)
- 83% percent of adults who report participating in leisure time and physical activities
A great place to raise a family
Victor has an excellent rating for their schools. According to GreatSchools, a national nonprofit that provides information to help American families choose the right school for their children, Victor rates a 9 out of 10! This score is based on its schools’ test results.
For families with young children, Victor Parks & Recreation offers an active and convenient Recreational After-School Program for children entering grades K-6. Buses drop the children off at Victor Parks & Recreation (7891 Lehigh Crossing) and the programs run until 6:00 pm, where pick-up is required.
During the program, the children are able to partake in large group play and small group instruction, as well as given time for homework and/or quiet activities. There are opportunities for them to play board games and cards, sports, and do arts and crafts.
Live a healthy, active lifestyle
Living in Victor allows you and your family to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle. Not only are there indoor facilities for indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, Zumba, yoga, and other gym games and activities, but Victor is located near hundreds of acres of land that are specifically designated for recreational and park use.
Getting outside into nature is proven to help improve sleep quality, reduce stress levels and rates of depressions, as well as reduce symptoms of hyperactivity in children. So where are the best spots to get outside in Victor, NY?
Dryer Road Park is located just five minutes drive from downtown Victor, where there are a small children’s playground and access to some spectacular mountain bike trails. Another great location for outdoor activities, just 10 minutes from downtown Victor, is Boughton Park. This park is only open to Victor, East Bloomfield, and West Bloomfield residents and has 330 acres in which you and your family can go horseback riding, fishing, hiking, boating, canoeing, cross country skiing, bird watching, dog walking, and enjoy family picnics.
Also, during the winter months, it is only a quick 25-minute drive to Bristol Mountain, which is the perfect place for those who love to ski snowboard. This just touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the outdoor places to explore and enjoy.
Golf and Country Clubs
Victor Hills Golf Course, Ravenwood Golf Club, and Champion Hills Country Club are each open to public membership, but Cobblestone Creek Country Club is a private club in which membership is invitation only.
Words from current residents
What’s it like to live in Victor? Let’s hear some opinions of current residents.
“Victor is a wonderful place to raise a family. There is enough here to entertain and live life to the fullest but it is small enough that it is a fairly quiet place.”
“Beautiful Community 20 minutes outside Rochester. Great Mountain Bike Park at Dryer Road. People are very friendly. Schools are excellent, run very well and thoughtfully. Plenty of activities to do within the area.”
“Victor is a great community for all. It has many family friendly places like parks and activities. Also, it has a huge mall and array of stores and restaurants for those who enjoy those things. It also has many facilities for working out and sports for all ages. Finally, it is close to the city of Rochester making even more places of interest available.”
If you’re interested in buying a home or want to build a custom home in Victor, NY, then get in touch with Woodstone Custom Homes. We are a leading home builder in the Rochester area with nearly 40 years’ experience in exceptional residential construction.
To speak with one of our friendly and helpful team members, simply call (585) 586-0953. We invite you to join us at the top of the custom home market in the Rochester area.