Situated along the eastern edge of the city, Browncroft was built on the former site of Brown Brothers Nursery, one of Rochester’s premier nurseries. This classic Flower City neighborhood contains over 400 homes on the National Register of Historic Places, woven in between old growth trees. It positively breathes with life!

Browncroft is a mostly residential area characterized by large houses with spacious yards and sturdy spruce, maple, and magnolia trees. Drive or walk along Browncroft Boulevard and marvel at the magnificent mature sycamore trees lining the street; in the summer, their branches create a grand canopy that arches overhead. A cozy triangular park at Merchants and Browncroft beckons pedestrians into the prided community Browncroft Rose Garden Park.

The Browncroft Neighborhood Association is a highly active group of citizens who meet regularly and organize a number of events throughout the year. BNA sponsors community get togethers such as a Summer Family Picnic, the Winter Gathering Buffet, and the famous Bi-Annual Area Wide Garage Sale.

Schools in the area include Public School, #46 (K-6), at its hub on Newcastle Road, which include a soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball courts and a playground.

Adjacent to the neighborhood is the North Winton Village business district where you will find a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, and services. Conveniently located near two major grocery stores, the Winton Branch Public Library, and a Post Office; residents also enjoy easy access to Route 590 and nearby Route 490. Only a minute’s drive to the west, just over the city line, are Ellison Park, known for its sledding hill, and the hidden gem Tryon Park.


Browncroft Neighborhood Association

Southeast Neighborhood Service Center

Winton Branch Library  

Humboldt R-Center


#46 School R-Center and After School Program.

Neighborhoods are living breathing entities, which can change over time. Although we have tried to capture the essence of this area, the Coalition will be reviewing information twice a year to determine if any updates should be made. If you have suggestions for an update, please contact us and we will consider it at the next review.


Events in Browncroft

Fri 21

6th Annual Jazz for Justice

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center City Rochester NY United States
Fri 21

Closing Event: Celebrate Palestine!

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asbury First Methodist Church Rochester NY United States
Sat 22


October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seneca Park Zoo Rochester NY United States
Sat 22

Think Genealogy It’s Saturday: Name Game

October 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Central Library Rochester NY United States
Sat 22

Mount Hope Cemetery Theme Tour: Rochester’s Political Players

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
South Entrance Rochester NY United States