Introduction to Greece, New York
Greece, New York, in Monroe county, is 5 miles NW of Rochester, New York and 64 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Rochester metropolitan area with. Greece has a population of approximately 14,614.
This area was originally occupied by the Iroquoi and Algonquin Native Americans. The first European settlers arrived during the 1790s. Greece was founded in 1822. It was initially known as Northampton and was a part of the Town of Gates. The Morgan Quitno Awards rated Greece as the ninth safest city in America.
Greece and nearby Attractions
- Greece Historical Society & Museum
- Henpeck Park
- Erie Canal
- Lake Shore Country Club
- Greece Canal Park
- Rochester Museum and Science Center
Things To Do In Greece
The nearby beaches are the most popular spots in Greece, offering numerous opportunities for recreation. The area has some beautiful golf courses, some of which are located along the ocean. The Greece Historical Society & Museum provides interesting insights into the history of the area. One should also visit the Memorial Art Gallery for its excellent collection.
Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Greece Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at the University of Rochester, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College and Nazareth College.