North Winton Village boasts a variety of well-preserved and maintained older homes amidst friendly tree-lined streets, as well as long standing independent businesses such as the Winfield Grill and Mayer’s Hardware. ArtisanWorks is a funky and eclectic art collection that also doubles as a popular event space. Seedfolk City Farms, an urban farming program that engages youth through project-based learning, has a partnership with the Greenhouse Café on East Main. Residents also have easy access to daily staples such as two local grocery stores, a post office, and the Winton Branch Library, making it an exceptionably walkable neighborhood to call home.
Remarkably, all this convenience adjoins a wonderful wilderness area — Tryon Park. This wooded oasis is tucked away at the east end of the dead end street aptly named Tryon Park. Behind an inauspicious barrier are miles of trails up and down the steep hillsides. In autumn the leaves are a riot of color, and in winter the ridgetops offer panoramic views of the reedy wetlands at the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay. Despite its low-key presence, the area has long been a favorite destination spot for hikers and birders from surrounding counties.
At the other end of North Winton Village is East School, now the site of a partnership with the University of Rochester. And the corner of East Main and Culver is the site of a new artistic installation as a welcome from four local neighborhood associations: NEMNU (North East Main Neighbors United), Beechwood, EMMA, and NWVNA (North Winton Village Neighborhood Association).
The area is fortunate to be served by very active community associations. The North Winton Village Association works to preserve the charm of the neighborhood and enhance the commercial artery of Winton Road and surrounding residential streets. The group holds regular meetings, provides flower box planters and numerous gardens. They also host an annual Arts Festival in Linear Garden each September. The North East Main Neighbors United (NEMNU) in the Triangle and the Pocket neighborhood groups also work to maintain the energy and activity within their area. Currently NEMNU is working with NeighborWorksÒ Rochester and the REALTORSÒ Charitable Foundation on the Healthy Blocks 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.