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Bridge.jpg (23499 bytes) Webster is located in the northeast part of Monroe County, bordered on the north by Lake Ontario and on the west by Irondequoit Bay. There are two municipal governments in the community - the Town of Webster and the Village of Webster. Each functions as a separate unit even though the village is located within the town. The two governments provide the best possible services to all local residents.

Climatically moderate, Webster rarely suffers the severe winter storms of neighboring communities. The presence of Lake Ontario moderates the temperatures keeping it about five degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Fast Facts

Town Slogan "Webster, Where Life Is Worth Living"
Official Tree The Crabapple
Postal Zip Code 14580
Area Code 585
Area 34 Square Miles for Town and Village.
The Village, which is an incorporated village within the Town, contains 2.11 square miles.
Monroe County contains 675 square miles.
Access Located just 5 miles from the city of Rochester, Webster is minutes away from the Greater Rochester International Airport, Greyhound Bus Lines, Trailways, and Amtrak. By car, Webster is easily accessed via Routes 104 or Route 404.
Date of Founding Town 1840.
Village Incorporated in 1905.
Population Approx. 43,142 (2000 Census)
County Population 750,000 est.
Website http://www.ci.webster.ny.us
Tax Rate 2010 $13.62 per $1,000 of full value for Town & County taxes; Village residents pay $14.81 per $1,000 for Town & County taxes plus $2.22 per $1,000 for Village taxes.
School Tax Rate $22.53 per $1,000
Schools Webster Central School District
Elementary (K-5) : Seven Schools
Middle Schools (6-8): Two Schools
High School (9-12): Two Schools
Pupils 9,100
Fire & EMS Services Three Fire Departments:
Union Hill Fire Department
Webster Fire Department
West Webster Fire Department
Law Enforcement Webster Police Department
Refuse Several collectors on individual basis

Webster - New York's #1 Sportstown

Sports Illustrated magazine chose Webster as the No. 1 "Sportstown" in New York State! A special ceremony was held on May 15, 2004 at the Webster Aquatic Center. Sports Illustrated chose to designate a Sportstown from every state in conjunction with its 50th anniversary. Town were judged in areas including philosophy, education and training strategies, community commitment to parks and recreation resources and the scope of programming. Webster is unique in that it built a partnership between the town, school district and community. Webster was featured in the May 31, 2004 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Find out more about Webster's Community Partnership at www.webstercommunitypartnership.org


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