Fairport (New York)

Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.

Right on New York's historic Erie Canal, Fairport today is what every old canalside village aspires to be. With its historic character, modern amenities, and friendly atmosphere, it's no wonder Money magazine named it one of the 100 best places to live in the country.
A suburb of Rochester, the village of Fairport is the business and recreational center for an area including the village, the surrounding town of Perinton and the hamlet of Egypt. References to the town and hamlet are technically important for historical and operational reasons, but outsiders are typically most familiar with the village and its name; for example, the area school district and postal zone are both named after Fairport.
The area has been inhabited by native Americans of the Seneca Nation since at least the 12th century. Europeans began settling as farmers here during the 18th century. The construction of the Erie Canal added modern forms of commerce in the 19th century. Today, the area is an "outer ring" suburb of Rochester. A wide range of commercial activity is present, including farms and wineries, education, restaurants and retail shops, entertainment and recreation, small to mid-sized factories, and office facilities for traditional and high-tech products and services.

Get in

Get around








Go next