The Town of Rush, comprised of over thirty miles, is a largely rural area boasting wide-open spaces and wooded areas. Lying about twelve miles from Rochester, the region serves as a commuter community, offering a quiet place to raise a family in a closely-knit community. There is an active Lions Club and Rotary Club; and youngsters are involved in a variety of organized activities including Scouts and the Trap & Skeet Club Youth Program.
Good to Know
The Rush Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance serve the area; and the Monroe County Sheriff's patrol the region. Rush Public Library is located at 5977 East Henrietta Road. (585) 533-1370.
Local Museums & Landmarks
The Rochester Genesee Valley Railroad Museum on Rt. 251 is dedicated to the preservation of railroad history. It is connected to the New York Museum of Transportation on East River Road by a short-line rail.
Who Lives Here
People who reside in Rush appreciate its safe, small-town quality. Comprised of rolling hills and quaint villages, families feel exceedingly comfortable here.
Children attend the Rush-Henrietta School District. There are five elementary schools, two middle schools, a ninth grade academy and a senior high - all of which enjoy a solid reputation.
Rush offers convenient access to the Monroe County townships which are closer to the City, and to Rochester itself. That is where the majority of jobs, shopping and further services are located, but I-390 is easily accessed from Rush, so you are easily connected with the rest of the county.
Recreation & Entertainment
The Scottsville Road and East Henrietta Road area offers several restaurants to enjoy; but for most services you may need to head to a neighboring township.
The Town Park Pavilion, at 5977 E. Henrietta Rd., is a newly completed site available for public use.
The Rush Firemen's Carnival, with amusement rides, festival food and music is held in July; and a Fall Festival is planned for September with crafts, foods, hay rides, a scarecrow-making contest and a maze.
Transportation & Traffic
Rt. 15 A (E. Henrietta Road) and Rt. 251 (Rush Scottsville/Rush Mendon Rd.) are the main junctures in the town of Rush. Occasionally vehicles can get bogged down in the area, especially during festival times, but you don't expect much traffic under normal conditions.
Pros & Cons
Country living awaits you in the Town of Rush, promising clean air, open views and a sense of belonging. Golf, hunting, fishing and other leisure activities are right here. Commuting to Rochester or one of its closer suburbs will most likely be necessary for work, however.