The Area


The Reserve’s close proximity to the historic Erie Canal, arts and cultural attractions such as the Eastman Theatre and premier educational institutions such as the University of Rochester make it one of Rochester’s most desirable places to live. The Town of Brighton, New York, where The Reserve is located, is recognized as one of America’s most attractive residential towns.


Graduation at Nazareth College. [PHOTO: Nazareth College]

Nazareth College. [PHOTO: Nazareth College]

The Reserve is located in the nationally ranked Brighton Central School District — one of the area’s most sought after school districts by families with school-aged children. It also is located in close proximity to the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College, Nazareth College and St. John Fisher College.


University of Rochester. [PHOTO: Victor Hsu]

The University of Rochester — the Rochester area’s largest employer — and the university’s nationally renowned medical center and supporting offices are located just a short drive from The Reserve, making living there a convenient possibility for a large segment of the area’s working population.


Gardens at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. [PHOTO: milan81]

The Eastman Theater. Rochester, NY. [PHOTO: litaliamal]
Ancient Egyptian mummy at the Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY. [PHOTO: mamamusings]

The Rochester downtown skyline is easily visible from The Reserve, and the arts and cultural attractions located there are just a short drive away. These include the Eastman Theatre (home to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra), the Strong National Museum of Play (one of the nation’s premier children’s museums), the Rochester Auditorium Theatre (home to the Rochester Broadway Theatre League), Geva Theatre and the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery.


Bike path along the Erie Canal. Rochester, NY. [PHOTO: Debbie Stern]

One of the most beatutiful and historically remarkable Victorian cemeteries in America, Mount Hope, Rochester, NY. [PHOTO: Gruenemann]
Historic Pittsford Village. [PHOTO: dougtone]
Sam Patch canal boat. Pittsford NY. [PHOTO: Carl M]

Residents living at The Reserve have easy access to recreational activities on land and in the water. There is a 1.3-mile E-Lane (take the E-Lane to the Erie) trail on The Reserve property and a non-motorized boat launch for canoes and kayaks along the Reserve’s canal frontage. The Erie Canal path that stretches from Buffalo to Albany parallels The Reserve, which surely makes living at The Reserve popular with walkers, runners, bikers and cross country skiers. Recreational enthusiasts enjoy a lighted canal path. As part of The Reserve project, 140 light poles have been installed stretching from Winton to East Henrietta roads. The popular and quaint villages of Pittsford and Fairport are an easy bicycle ride to the east along the canal path. The Reserve is located next to the Town of Brighton’s Meridian Centre Park, one of several parks located in the town.