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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Canandaigua is a suburb of Rochester with a population of 10,402. Canandaigua is in Ontario County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Canandaigua offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Canandaigua there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Canandaigua and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Canandaigua are highly rated.
About Canandaigua...
Population
10,402

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$804
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Canandaigua Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    193.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    106.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    348.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,596.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Canandaigua

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,423
National
$55,322
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Canandaigua Reviews

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Small city located near Canandaigua Lake, this community is easy to navigate through (even rush hour isn't awful) as well as enjoying summer and winter activities. Public schools are pretty good. Neighborhoods are friendly. Sonnenberg is amazing!
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There are a decent amount of local shops for groceries and gathering supplies for personal interest. There however is not a lot of events or local activity, or atleast not much the community is made aware of. There a small local movie theater, but if a person is interested in getting involved in community building activities. Yoga, dancing, art groups, paintball, rock climbing are not found here, at least I have not been informed of it. It is a nice town however, it's a suburban city with a rural feel.
I moved to Canandaigua from a small rural town and have lived here for four years now. I originally moved here for college and loved it so much, I ended up moving here permanently. I love how everything is in walking distance, and how convenient it truly is to live so close to the lake as well! It's so fun to be able to take a short walk down to the lake and kayak, boat, swim, and walk dogs! Absolute best place to call home.