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Jun 27

News about Webster in the Rochester Business Journal

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:22 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

Fairport, Webster shine in report on N.Y.’s best places to retire

By: Velvet Spicer June 19, 2017

Fairport is the third best place to retire in New York and Webster is sixth, a report from SmartAsset shows.

The report looked at state and local income and sales tax rates and calculated effective rates based on a typical retiree, earning $35,000 annually and spending their disposable income on taxable goods. The report also determined the number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers per thousand residents in each area. Finally, SmartAsset found the number of seniors in each area as a percentage of the total population.

Fairport’s effective tax rate is 17.9 percent and has 7.8 doctors’ offices per 1,000 people, the report states. The area has 3.5 recreation centers and 0.7 retirement centers per 1,000 people. Some 21.5 percent of Fairport’s residents are seniors.

Webster’s tax rate is the same as that of Fairport and it has 7.1 doctors’ offices per 1,000 people. Webster has four recreation centers and 0.4 retirement centers per 1,000 people. Nearly 15 percent of Webster’s population is seniors.

The best place statewide to retire is Great Neck, Nassau County.

Last year, Fairport ranked third statewide, Webster ranked fourth and Canandaigua ranked fifth.

This report shows what the Town Board has known for years that Webster is an outstanding place to live, work, raise a family, and then retire and spend many more years building memories.

There are many activities here in Webster for seniors as well as young families.  Webster has 1,200 acres of open space, many parks, a trail system that is ever expanding, a Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, and an Arboretum, are just a few of the places and activities enjoyed by all Webster residents.

The Town of Webster also has the lowest town tax rate in Monroe County for a town with a Police Department.  In Webster you not only have quality of life but security for your family and that all adds up to “Where Life is Worth Living” and this report shows that.

Town offices closed for the July 4th Holiday

The Town Hall offices will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, 4th so our employees can observe the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 5th for all town business.

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at  

Ronald W. Nesbitt