Greece is a town on the northwest side of Rochester and is considered a suburb of the larger city. If you are looking at apartments in Greece, you’ll be conveniently located between Rochester and Lake Ontario. Greece is a terrific town – naturally beautiful and considered one of the safest communities in the country.
When you move to your Greece apartment, you’ll be able to enjoy the 577-acre Greece Canal Park, located on the town’s west side. The park offers ball fields, bike paths, cross-country skiing, a dog park, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, soccer, tennis, and birdwatching.
If you love shopping, you’ll love living in Greece! The Mall at Greece Ridge is 1.63 million square feet, making it one of the nation’s largest shopping centers. The mall’s outdoor shopping plaza, State Street, features fantastic shops and restaurants. State Street also features 25 murals that trace the area’s history. A large indoor play area is available for kids.
You may be wondering about the name. When the town was named in 1822, the country of Greece was struggling to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire. Greece had been part of the Ottoman Empire since the mid-15th century until the Greek War of Independence started in 1821. In a show of support for the Greeks, the town chose the name “Greece.” The Greeks won independence in 1829, but wasn’t recognized as an independent nation until 1832.
If you will be moving to an apartment in Greece with kids, the middle and high schools in the Greece Central School District feature classic Greek names, such as Apollo, Olympia, and Athena. The elementary schools are named after the road where they are located. The Greece Central School District is considered one of the largest in the region.
Perhaps you are expecting to move to a place called “Greece” and be surrounded by art and culture. You won’t be disappointed! The Greece Performing Arts Society is one of the oldest art groups in the state. Catch performances by the Greece Summer Theater, the Greece Choral Society, the Greece Symphony, and the Greece Community Orchestra. The Greece Athena Performing Arts Center features award-winning theatrical performances and is part of Greece Athena High School.