The Monroe County suburb with a population of 9,203 is about 10 miles southeast of Rochester bordered by Pittsford, Henrietta, Rush, and The Honeoye Creek. Mendon has the highest elevations at 1028 feet above sea level and is ranked the most affluent suburb of Rochester, NY. In 2019, a real estate survey estimated the median household income to be $105,650. The median home value is $254,100 and the median rent is $958. The rent to own ratio is 21% to 79%. Living in Mendon offers residents a sparse suburban feel made up mostly of horse farms and single-family homes. Residents tend to be conservative. The public schools are highly rated. 

PARKS 

LeHigh Valley Trail Park  

  • a 15-mile linear trail park  
  • LVT trail system has over 21 miles of trails for easy hiking or biking begins at the Genesee River and extends through the towns of Rush and Mendon to the Ontario County Line and extends to the Town of Henrietta 
  • activities include biking, cross-country skiing, geocaching, hiking, running, horseback riding and birdwatching 
  • connections to the Genesee Valley Greenway and the Auburn Trail 
  • Links – Mendon Foundation | Trail Link  

Mendon Ponds Park 95 Douglas Rd. Honeoye Falls, NY

  • Monroe County’s largest park 
  • at over 2,500 acres, it is the largest park in Monroe County 
  • there is a 550-acre nature preserve and 30 miles of self-guided trails 
  • includes 5 major ponds, marshes, swamps, a bog and many small kettle holes as well as oak woodland, pine plantations and open fields.  
  • designated a National Natural Landmark in 1967 in recognition of its unique glacial geology 
  • the Songbird Trail is a favorite place for families to feed chickadees and titmice by hand  
  • recreational activities include biking, birdwatching, boating, camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, geocaching, hiking, running, horseback riding, kayaking/canoeing, multi-use athletic fields, sledding, snowshoeing, 
  • other recreational areas include Sharon’s Sensory Garden, Wild Wings, Inc., a Youth Camping area, and a car-top boat launch (non-motorized boats only). 
  • links – wildwingsinc.com  | Town of Henrietta Parks

Tinker Nature Park/Hansen Nature Center 1525 Calkins Rd. Pittsford  

  • a 68-acre park features trails and boardwalks for visitors of all abilities 
  • a 1.2-mile flat perimeter trail for jogging, biking, skiing, snowshoeing or walking 
  • a ½ mile nature trail and several museums on the property 
  • dogs are not permitted 
  • an indoor Honeybee observation hive  
  • includes Tinker Pavilion and Tinker Homestead & Farm Museum 

GOLF CLUB 

Mendon Golf Club 226 Mendon Ionia Rd Mendon Golf Club

  • the 1st nine holes were designed by Peter Craig in 1961 
  • In 1967, the back nine holes were designed by Joe DeMino 
  • Opened 1961 as Green Hills Golf Club 

EQUICENTER 

Equicenter William & Mildred Levine Ranch 3247 Rush Mendon Rd equicenterny.org 

RESTAURANTS 

Cottage Hotel of Mendon 1390 Pittsford Mendon Rd http://cottagehotelmendon.com 

Crabby Dan’s Grill 1350 Pittsford Mendon Rd 

Main St Café 1336 Pittsford Mendon Rd mainstcafehf.com 

Mendon64 1369 Pittsford Mendon Rd mendon64.com 

Pizza D’s Mendon 1350 Pittsford Mendon Rd pizzadspizzeria.com 

SHOPPING 

A Touch of Gold 3 Mendon Ionia Rd  

Hidden Springs Farm Market 1313 Pittsford Mendon Rd hiddenspringsfarm.org 

Mendon Meadows Marketplace 51 Assembly Dr 

Talulah’s Fancy at the Potting Shed 1076 Rochester Street Honeoye Falls talulahsfancy.com [May-December |Friday/Saturday| 10:00-4:00] 

The Mulberry Tree Fine Arts and Gifts 16 Mendon Ionia Rd 

Village Garden Store Ltd 3830 Rush Mendon Rd  

WINERY 

20 Deep Winery 187 Mendon Ionia Rd. Honeoye Falls 20deep.com, flxdrinkingnow.com 

Bottom Line

Mendon is a great town to live in if you enjoy having more space while still having easy access to the city. The suburbs of Mendon are vast with large lots separating you from your neighbors. Contact me today to buy or sell a home in Mendon, NY.

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