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Old 11-12-2009, 07:52 AM
 
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Which county has more to offer to families? Including best health care, schools, low crime and jobs? Aslo, which has less taxes and is more reasonable to live?
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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Haha well you're asking people who are just gonna give you sarcastic answers. Wayne County is the butt of all the jokes in Monroe County. People think they are all just a bunch of country bumpkins. Which has some truth to it, but not to the extent that people here act like.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Whats really the difference between the two counties? Is Wayne really rural compared to Monroe.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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Wayne is very rural compared to Monroe. Things are more spread out. Less to do. The best health care in the region is going to be in Monroe county. The bulk of the jobs are in Monroe county. There are better schools in Monroe County. The western part of Wayne county is within commuting distance to jobs in Rochester though. If you are looking for more land and want to pay less, Wayne will be better though.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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juppiter and garmin239 nailed it. I personally don't like Wayne because of the "country" feeling. I have family there and I have to drive down long roads with no street lights and lots of deer to get there. I've often seen people riding their horses during the day. Nothing wrong with that at all, but that's what to expect.

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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I would think that if one wants to go with Wayne County, places like Ontario or the Palmyra-Macedon area could work.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I agree with all of the above. There are some small towns, Palmyra for example, but are isolated from most everything. If you want very rural, this is for you. There are small towns in Monroe county that are within driving distance of the city, shopping, hospitals and most of the colleges that can offer a similar experience. I can't find the tax rate as a percentage, but the medium property tax rate is higher in Wayne.

The big difference is really everything. Wayne is country living, Monroe is mostly urban and suburban living, although you can find smaller towns on the outskirts of the county.
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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Let's put it this way: If you want to insult someone around here, call them a "315er." 315 is the area code for Wayne County.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Wayne county in general has lower taxes once all of them, including school, are added in. Many of my friends have homes in Monroe County and their tax bills are considerably more than mine. They also have the pleasure of a higher crime rate, at least those living any relevant distance closer to the shopping, hospitals and such that you reference.

Having worked in Monroe county for more years than Wayne, I can tell you that there are more jobs available there. If you are concerned with schools, Wayne County's Pal-Mac and Gananda offer some of the best public facilities, although I would not send a child to a public school these days anyway.

Hospitals? Spend a couple of hours in one of Monroe County's emergency waiting rooms some Friday or Saturday evening and then do the same in Wayne County. We don't have as many facilities but I will take what we do have any day over Monroe's.

Yes, we are 315'ers, a bit redneck probably a bit more conservative. We have wonderful access to Lake Ontario including Sodus Bay and Port Bay. Most of our emergency services are staffed by volunteers. That should say something to you other than the obvious tax savings.

There are some nice areas in Monroe county as well, I just don't see the advantage vs the increased tax burden and closer proximity to the hub of crime, Rochester. If I did choose to live there, Webster, Hamlin, Hilton or Spencerport would be my choice.

PM me if you wish. Good luck.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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Very good points made.

I spent Halloween in Wayne County on one of the more house-ridden streets and the community seemed to band together to celebrate the holiday. Parents from the more rural parts bring their kids to these neighborhoods to go trick-or-treating because of cooperation among the neighbors. I was totally shocked because my street gets about 2 visitors while many Wayne families were running out of buckets of candy. Things were decorated elaborately as well. It's like, if you didn't decorate your house, you were a loser or something. :P

So there's definitely a strong community spirit in my opinion. It felt a lot safer than other Rochester areas during Halloween. I've decided to take my sister there every year from now on.
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