One of the things Pittsford prides itself on the most is their stellar school system. The district itself has received the New York State Governor’s Excelsior Aware for Quality, which is as close to a gold star as you can get in that state. With two top-notch middle schools, two high schools, and a number of private and higher education institutions, there are plenty of options when it comes to your kid’s education. Saint John Fisher College and Nazareth College both provide bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees and are a short five-mile drive from the town center as well.
With a town as small as Pittsford is, preservation of green spaces is incredibly important. The city council could have easily let these precious resources go to waste or allow commercial and residential development barrel through the city’s wide-open spaces, but they stood their ground with an toward the future. Pittsford is one of the few communities to have initiated a citywide green plan, which makes every effort to conserve farm and parkland for future generations. Because of this, they have maintained the quaint and scenic charm that this little town has always fostered well into the 21st century.
A serious highlight for this town is the fact that they have so many delicious and affordable local farmers’ markets and stands throughout the area. Since they are so close to rural farmlands and the city itself is quite well off, they have become somewhat of a Mecca for farm fresh produce and independent food stands. Hopkins, Knickerbocker, Lehman’s, Power’s, and Willard Farms all operate within a few miles of the city center and have stands that sell homegrown delectable such as strawberries, corn, peaches, apples, maple syrup, preserves, and more. It is a foodie’s culinary dream.