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Neighborhoods and Towns

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You are sitting on a plane and your seatmate introduces himself. He says he’s from Rochester. You assume he lives in the city by that name, right? Not so fast. He's as likely to live in the sprawling town of Greece (one of New York’s largest) as he is in the quaint canal village of Fairport or the commercial mecca of Henrietta. For the most part, people who live in the city of Rochester and the many towns that encircle it in Monroe County identify themselves as Rochesterians. Which isn’t to say surrounding communities lack their own flavor—far from it. In fact, many of the towns were incorporated long before Rochester and have rich histories and personalities all their own. Take a look:

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