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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Penfield is a suburb of Rochester with a population of 37,180. Penfield is in Monroe County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Penfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Penfield there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Penfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Penfield are highly rated.
About Penfield...
Population
37,180

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Penfield

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,310
National
$55,322

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Penfield Reviews

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Penfield has been an excellent community for me to grow up in. The school district is one of the foremost districts in New York State and has won many awards. The academic opportunities as well as the commons set of values that are often prevalent in this community have afforded me a solid background from which to start my life. I am a child of same sex parents and have always felt that my family is supported and accepted in the Penfield community. One of my passions is for athletics and I've played a lot of sports throughout the years. Penfield has provided me with a outstanding exposure to a wide variety of sports experiences. These experiences have lead to the development of important relationships with coaches who have also become mentors. Their influence has been appreciated off the field as well as on.
They have taught me many valuable life lessons that I will carry with me for many years. Looking back over my time in Penfield, I am thankful for so much.
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Penfield is above all a mediocre town. Really it's nothing more than a place to live, and then you can go somewhere else for pretty much everything beyond basic shopping. There are really no great parks in the town, there are no great restuarants, and the schools are dead average. It used to be you lived here because houses were relatively inexpensive and it was a short commute to anywhere....the commute got busier, and the houses have gotten much more expensive...so now it's just a forget-able town that is a stop-over to somewhere better. Don't bother, you'll be disappointed.
This is a suburban town of Rochester. It offers a great location to raise a family, with an excellent public school district. There are many near by towns that offers different restaurant and shopping opportunities. As far as thrilling activities, there isn't many, but it is a sufficient place to live if you don't mind upstate NY in the winter!