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Stay & Play

Thinking of a Move? Once You Visit the Finger Lakes, You'll Want to Stay!

Welcome to Ontario County in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. With vibrant communities, rolling hillsides, quaint villages, glacier-carved lakes, lush farmland, and award-winning wineries and breweries, our area is not only a wonderful place to visit, it’s also ideal for retirement. 

There are so many reasons to relocate to the Finger Lakes – one being it’s easy driving. The Finger Lakes roads are great, and the scenic vistas draw you from one destination to the next. In Ontario County, traffic jams are practically non-existent, and parking is easy and free. But if you choose to travel by another means, that’s possible too. Our corner of the Finger Lakes, Ontario County, is only a short drive from three major upstate New York cities. The Finger Lakes region is located within a five-hour drive of most east coast metropolitan areas including New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa, Cleveland, and Hartford.

With outdoor adventure during every season – sunny summers, gorgeous fall scenery, winter adventures inside and outdoors, and lush, vibrant springs, why limit your Finger Lakes experience to a vacation? Explore this page to see why our region is fast becoming the most ideal environment to live, invest and retire! 

Explore the Finger Lakes

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Ontario County is one of 14 counties that make up the Finger Lakes region, situated in the heart of western New York, about 15 miles east of Rochester.

Within its 644 square miles, the county has two cities (Canandaigua and Geneva), 16 towns, eight villages, and more than a dozen school districts. With a population of 109,561 (2015 Census estimate), Ontario County is one of the few upstate counties that is growing. 

For more information about Ontario County, visit the official county webpage, or call us at (585) 394-3915. We can’t wait to hear from you.