Our Community

The Town of Penfield is the sixth largest town in Monroe County, covering a land area of 37.85 square miles with an estimated population of 38,000 residents. The town borders the east side of Irondequoit Bay. Local government is comprised of an elected town supervisor, town board, town clerk, and town justices. The town board appoints community members to decision making and advisory boards and committees.

Penfield is one of the fastest growing communities in the county, this is attributed to our rich history and overall quality of life. Individuals and families are attracted to Penfield for the quality of schools in the Penfield and the Webster School Districts that serve our community, a vibrant music scene, and rich performing and visual arts communities. With more than 1,400 acres of open space and parkland, and hundreds of miles of trails, walkways, and sidewalks, residents have plenty of opportunities to be active, be well, and enjoy life.

The business community in Penfield has long been recognized as a cornerstone of our early beginnings when Daniel Penfield founded this great community in 1810 and inspired a robust milling industry. The town grew over the decades with inns, hotels, taverns, and stores to agriculture, mining, manufacturing, nurseries, and more. The growth of commerce was important then and is vital today as Penfield grows and expands its business districts—we firmly believe that healthy businesses make for a healthy community!