Reasons to Retire in Churchville, NY

For seniors who are looking for a place in northwestern New York in which to retire, the charming village of Churchville could be a welcome home. Just a little more than 2,000 residents reside in Churchville, so it provides a tight-knit community that’s only a short drive from Rochester, the third-largest city in New York, and fewer than 2 hours away from Buffalo and Syracuse.

If you’re a retiree who’s looking for a place in the Rochester area to settle down, the following are some top reasons to consider Churchville for retirement.

1. Small Community

With just a couple thousand people calling the village of Churchville home, a visit into the community could often mean running into a friend or neighbor. Churchville residents can make a bigger impact on their community by participating in town government, compared to residents in bigger cities with more dense populations.

According to Niche, Churchville achieved some notable rankings among places to live in New York. The site reports Churchville ranked #10 of 389 in Best Suburbs to Buy a House in New York, #14 of 901 in Best Places to Buy a House in New York, and #36 of 389 in Suburbs With the Lowest Cost of Living in New York. Churchville was also ranked #1 of 52 in Best Places to Buy a House in Rochester Area.

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As a resident, you have the opportunity to make an impact in your community, whether you get involved in town board meetings or simply make daily connections with your neighbors in places like the grocery store. For seniors who want a quiet suburban lifestyle in a small town, Churchville might be worth considering.

2. Beautiful Nature

Upstate New York, including Churchville, has some of the most gorgeous nature the country has to offer. With four distinct seasons, many Churchville residents enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, surrounded by town parks, green spaces and walking trails.

Some top outdoor attractions in Churchville include:

  • Churchville Park: The 742-acre Churchville Park includes a boat launch for non-motorized boats, kayaking and canoeing, tennis and pickleball courts, a golf course, geocaching, fishing, a disc golf course, a natural ice skating rink, soccer fields, playgrounds and five shelters and five lodges available for rental
  • Churchville Golf Course: The Churchville Golf Course features both an 18-hole, par 72 course with four sets of tees, as well as a 9-hole, par 36 course, plus a grass driving range, a chipping green and a practice putting green
  • Churchville Dam: The Churchville Dam is a serene nature spot to visit, with rushing water surrounded by nature views, and a technology-powered LED light show at night
  • Mill Creek Golf Club: Regarded as one of the top places to play golf in the Rochester area, the Mill Creek Golf Club features 18 holes of championship golf, as well as a Tavern Restaurant

The village of Churchville has also been designed to be very easily walkable. There are several walking routes mapped out for peaceful views of the village and landmarks like Black Creek, Churchville Park and Main Street. 

View the map here to find routes that range from one-quarter mile to 2.5 miles. The West Shore Trail is a notable option, as it takes walkers past a vintage caboose along the paved trail that follows the former West Shore Railroad.

3. Convenient Location

While Churchville is like its own little world in Monroe County, it’s easy to head out into bigger cities within less than an hour or two. Churchville is located around 17 miles southwest of Rochester, so retirees have quick access to the third-largest city in New York.

Some of the top things to do in the Rochester area include:

  • Visit High Falls. High Falls is the tallest waterfall on the Genesee River, which flows through Rochester. A visit to the falls provides pretty water views, as well as a nice view of the Rochester city skyline. The High Falls are close to Brown’s Race, a National Register Historic District that’s home to Rochester’s earliest industrial area. Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour of the district.
  • Have a beach day. With its proximity to Lake Ontario, Rochester has several beaches in the Great Lakes area. These include Ontario Beach Park, Durand Eastman Beach and Hamlin Beach State Park. When the weather’s nice, Churchville residents can have a beach day in Rochester and lay by the sand or head out into the water.
  • Bike or walk the Erie Canalway Trail. The Erie Canalway Trail is a paved trail for bikers and walkers that winds through upstate New York. You can take in sights of the state along the way, stop for a bite at a nearby restaurant and learn more about New York history at landmarks along the trail.

Rochester and the surrounding area also offers Churchville residents lots of options for high-quality dining, shopping and other entertainment. For retirees with family members in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and other areas around upstate New York, Churchville is a nice central location that enables quick driving access to other cities and towns.

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Churchville Is Also Home to The Addison of Parklands

Another reason to consider retirement in Churchville is that it’s home to The Addison of Parklands, a bright and welcoming senior community for Independent Living, as well as short-term care services. Seniors who live at The Addison of Parklands gain access to convenient amenities, including:

  • 24/7 associate support at the residence
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Salon and barber services
  • Transportation services

Plus, residents can access community rooms and activities, including a billiards and game room, a library, a fitness center and daily programming, including fitness classes, language classes, dance and music classes, happy hours, hobby groups and social clubs. This pet-friendly community has everything retirees could want in a home, plus provides the exact level of support needed from friendly staff.

To learn more about what living at The Addison of Parklands in Churchville is like, find out more about Senior Lifestyle, or schedule a tour today.

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