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 www.browncroftna.org 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.
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.