Local Resources

I hope that you will find this directory of local resources and links beneficial. Whether buying or selling a home, it will assist you in gathering valuable information related to the process and about our area.

Area Information

  City of Rochester - City of Rochester information
  Monroe County - Monroe County incl. Greater Roch Airport information
  Wegman's - Fortune 100 company. Recipe's, menu ideas and more.
  Monroe County Parks - Monroe County parks offers year round recreation
  Rochester Democrat & Chronicle - Rochester newspaper
  Visit Rochester - research local area info, stats, and events
  Living Here - Rochester information guide
  Rochester Entertainment - What to do in Rochester
  GEVA Theatre - Professional broadway theatre, childrens theatre, comedy & more.
  Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerts and ticket information
  Strong Museum - National Museum of play
  Finger Lakes Winery's - Explore the Finger Lakes region
  Community Information - free community profiles

Monroe County Towns and Village Information

  Village of Brockport - Located in Western Monroe County on the scenic Erie Canal, Main Street is lined with quaint Village shops. Brockport is also home to the campus of State University of New York at Brockport.
  Town of Clarkson - The Town of Clarkson is located in Western Monroe County. Clarkson offers small town charm, convenience to Rochester, and a short drive to many area attractions.
  Village of East Rochester - East Rochester has always been known as the "HOME OF CHAMPIONS", not only for the many national sports awards, but for the caring, community-involved people who make the Village so special.
  Village of Fairport - Fairport is located in the Town of Perinton on the historic Erie Canal. The very first use of the Fairport name was recorded in 1829 by a traveler who deemed it a "fair port" in which to stay. Every June, Fairport Canal Days attracts national exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors to one of the most popular festivals of its kind.
  Town of Gates - The Town of Gates is located in Monroe County, a suburb of the City of Rochester. The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Horatio Gates.
  Town of Greece - The Town of Greece is a growing suburb located northwest of the City of Rochester. The Town maintains 18 park areas. Within these park areas are 14 baseball diamonds, 10 soccer fields, 3 combination football/soccer fields, 8 basketball courts, 20 tennis courts, 4 volleyball courts 16 playgrounds and a skate park.
  Town of Hamlin - Hamlin is located in Monroe County, and is home to Hamlin Beach State Park on the shores of Lake Ontario. Hamlin is convenient to many area attractions via the scenic Lake Ontario State Parkway and nearby historic Ridge Road and features a friendly, country atmosphere.
  Town of Henrietta - The Town of Henrietta is conveniently located in Southwest Monroe County and offers a nice mix of residential living, shopping and a variety of restaurants. It is home to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)and The National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
  Village of Honeoye Falls - Honeoye Falls is a small village located in the southeastern corner of Monroe County, approximately thirteen miles from the City of Rochester.
  Town of Irondequoit - Irondequoit aptly means ¿where the land and waters meet¿ for the town is bordered by Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, Irondequoit Bay, the 1000-acre Durand-Eastman Park, and the City of Rochester. Attractions unique to Irondequoit include Seabreeze Amusement Park, the House of Guitars, and the country¿s oldest miniature golf course, recently added to the National Register of Historic Places and the picturesque Durand Eastman Golf Course.
  Town of Mendon - The Town of Mendon is a rural community in the Eastern Monroe County. Mendon is known for its scenic views and farmlands that are seemingly quilted into the rolling landscape.
  Town of Ogden & Spencerport - Town of Ogden provides a tranquil residential setting combined with Northampton Park, Golf courses, historical lift bridges spanning the Erie Canal and The Village of Spencerport. The quaint Village of Spencerport is located on the banks of the Erie canal complete with a boardwalk and gazebo. Canal Days in July is a major attraction.
  Town of Parma & Hilton - The town of Parma is a country town with friendly people and a Town Park. Parma is convenient to Rochester and provides recreational access to Lake Ontario. The Village of Hilton is located in the Town of Parma and offers shopping, churches and schools.
  Town of Penfield - Town of Penfield is on the Eastside of Monroe County. Penfield boasts a beautiful town Park, rural living with new housing developments and convenient access to shopping and the City of Rochester.
  Town of Pittsford - The Town of Pittsford is located in the southeastern portion of Monroe County. The "Village of Pittsford" is an incorporated village within the Town of Pittsford. Residents of the Village are also residents of the Town. The Town has seen continued growth due to its reputation as one of the more attractive suburbs and for excellent schools.
  Town of Rush - The Town of Rush is in the southeastern portion of Monroe County. Rush is a quiet rural community yet convenient to all major attractions.
  Town of Webster - Webster is on the Eastside of Monroe County and offers a variety of lifestyles, from historic homes to patio homes to waterfront homes. Visit Monroe County's Webster Park with its breathtaking views of Lake Ontario .
  Town of Wheatland & Village of Scottsville - Located in Southwest Monroe County, Wheatland was once the home of the Seneca Indians. The Village of Scottsville is named after Isacc Scott who arrived in the area in 1790. Both locations offer a tranquil, quiet residential lifestyle yet very convenient to shopping, dining and attractions.

Financing

  First Niagara: Mike Wilcox Office: 585-671-2070, Cell: 585-746-4544, mike.wilcox@fnfg.com
  EastCap Mortgage: Mark Leach Office: 585-697-7500 x115, Cell: 585-576-6605, mleach@eastcapmortgage.com
  First Rochester Mortgage: Mike Davis Cell: (585) 329-1183, Office: (585) 427-9200 x109
  Wells Fargo Bank: Gregg Zahn Office: 585-267-8822, Mobile: 585-230-1150, gregg.zahn@wellsfargo.com
  Canandaigua National Bank: Adam Smith 585-385-2370 x50964 ASmith@CNBank.com

Home Inspectors

  Warren Engineering: 585-385-4766
  Home Team: Steve Tremaine 585-218-0390
  Gunther Inspections: Fritz Gunther 585-349-3900

Chimney Sweeps

  Canterbury: Bruce Vanderwarker 585-381-7670
  Canterbury: Bruce Vanderwarker 585-381-7670
  Ingrams: Robert Ingram 585-377-6020

Closing Attorneys

  Gallo & Iacovangelo: Sandra Wilmot 585-454-7145 SandraWilmot@galloLaw.com
  Schell & Schell: George Schell Jr. 585-377-2682 Georgejr@schelllaw.com
  Chris Wilcox 585-395-0424 ctwilcoxlaw@gmail.com
  Gary Kanellis 585-247-9000 gkanellis@logs.com
  John Marchioni 585-272-7870 john@jmlawfirm.com

Schools

  Monroe County Public school report - Monroe County Public schools report.
  Monroe County Private School Report - Monroe County Private schools report.
  School Information - Free school profiles

Mold and Radon Information

  Mold - EPA website on Mold
  Radon Information - EPA website on Radon

Tax Information

  First-time homeowners -
  Homeowner deductions information -
  How to report moving expenses -
  Selling your home -
  STAR Tax exemption - How to apply for your school tax exemption.

NY State DMV

  Department of Motor Vehicles - New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

Rochester Sports

  The Rochester Red Wings - Red Wings baseball, Triple A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins
  Raging Rhino's soccer - Rochester's soccer team
  Amerks Hockey - Affiliate team of the Florida Panthers
  Knighthawks Lacrosse - Indoor National Lacrosse
  Razorsharks Basketball - American Basketball Champions 2005-2006
  Rochester Raiders Indoor Football - Indoor Professional football

Preferred Client Services

  Cosmic Curb - Continuous custom concrete landscape borders.
  M&A Electric - Master electrician. Contact Morrie Annis at: morrie821@hotmail.com
  Pro-Clean - Commercial/Residential carpeting, tile and janitorial cleaning service.
  Don's Custom Decks - Don Cuvelier 585-737-8256

Local Weather

  Local Weather - forecasts, weather patterns, radars....

Advertising/Internet

  Homes For Rochester - REMAX First website
  RE/MAX -
  Rochester Property Source -

New Construction

  EnergyStar - EnergyStar information
  The Rochester Home Builders Assoc. -
  James Fahy Design - Whether searching our on-line portfolio of over 700 home plans; viewing our photo gallery to get an upclose look at some of our custom designs, or exploring our new 3-D computer visualization services, we hope to inspire your inner spirit through our designs.
  Greater Living Architecture - Make plans with us!
  Carini Engineering Designs, P.C. - Our specialties consist of Victorian house plans, contemporary house plans, country house plans, luxury house plans, and much more
  National Assoc. of Home Builders - New home buying guide information and tips.
  Fieldstone Estates & Horizon Homes - Fieldstone Estates is a family friendly community complete with sidewalks, street lights and planned community events and activities. Homes start in the 200's and include an extensive list of standard features. Fieldstone is conveniently located within 3 miles of the following conveniences and attractions: * Grace and Truth Sports Park * Latta Road Wegmans * YMCA Camp Northpointe * Braddocks Bay and numerous banks and retail shops at Latta and Long Pond Road

Sex Offender Registry

  NY State Sex Offender Registry - New York State Sex offender registry.

Relocation Links

  Monroe County Real Estate - Yahoo! Real Estate offers a wealth of to help with every aspect of your move
  Moving Center - Moving Estimates, Truck Rental, Moving Supplies and Storage
  National Weather - find weather info anywhere in the US
  Official City Websites - find area info websites across the world!
  US State Departments of Education - see the list of all 50 states
  USPS' Movers Guide - help for planning and executing your move

Mortgage

  Mortgage 101 - Mortgage information, interest rates, mortgage calculators, quick-and-easy pre-qualification forms, and much more.

Portfolio Partners Team | neil@portfoliopartnersgroup.com | Office: 585-279-8020
Neil Rockow | NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Scott Worner | NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX PLUS | 2171 Monroe Avenue - Rochester, NY 14618 | Office: 585-279-8200
Photos courtesy of Paul W Miller.