Irondequoit is a suburb of the city of Rochester, lying just north and east of the city limits.
The name is of Iroquois origin and means “where the land meets the water”.
The town lies between the Genesee River on the west and Irondequoit Bay on the east.
The north border of the town is defined by the shoreline of Lake Ontario. Because it is bounded by water on three sides, it is considered a geographical headland. Irondequoit is bordered by the city of Rochester to the west and south, the town of Brighton southeast, and the towns of Webster and Penfield to the east.
Irondequoit has beautiful parks to explore.
Durand Eastman Park Lake Shore Blvd (977 acres)
Irondequoit Bay State Park @Culver Rd or Route 590N (44 acres)
McAvoy Park 1615 N. Winton Rd (Athletic Complex)
Turning Point Park 398 Boxart St. (275 acres)
NOTABLE PEOPLE: The following notable people were either born in Irondequoit or were long-time residents:
Richard Brookhiser noted historian and biographer of various American founding fathers, is a 1973 graduate of Irondequoit High School.
Cito Culver first-round draft pick for the New York Yankees
Steve Gadd world-famous session drummer who has played with Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, and others. His most famous work was his drum work on Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover.
Tom Golisano founder of Paychex and a three-time New York State gubernatorial candidate is a graduate of Irondequoit High School. He was also the owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team from 2003 to 2011.