The town of Penfield, New York is situated in the Rochester metropolitan area.
Penfield offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the Rochester metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to the railway line. Lastly, access to public green spaces from many locations within the town, such as Channing H Philbrick Park and Sherwood Fields Park, is easy and there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to explore.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Penfield is an important part of its character. The median year of construction for buildings in this town is 1978. This part of the Rochester metropolitan area also has quite a good selection of unit sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 85% of the units in the town are occupied by home owners and 15% are occupied by renters.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Penfield and for this reason they can be a long walk away. Locals benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. As far as food is concerned, home buyers in Penfield usually need a vehicle to buy their groceries in one of about 10 stores. There are also over 100 restaurants in Penfield.
Moving around by car is very convenient in Penfield. It is very easy to park. However, the public transit system in Penfield is quite bad. Nonetheless, the town is connected by a few bus lines. It is challenging for pedestrians to get around in Penfield since running daily errands is inconvenient by walking.