Known as the "Gateway to the Finger Lakes," the city of Farmington has always been a great place for New Yorkers to call home. Although the city is known for its rolling hills and scenic farmland, the area has also begun to establish itself as a commercial hub. With its close location to Routes 96 and 322 and Interstate 90, this area is also an ideal location for many people in Farmington apartments for rent who commute to nearby Rochester for work, as well. According to information from City-Data, all of the great amenities of this charming small town increased the city's population by more than 7 percent from 2000 to 2010.
The first settlers began making their way into Farmington in the late 1700s and eventually the city was formed in 1788. The city quickly grew into a Quaker village after a tract of land made way for the township, what was then called Manchester. After Berkshire and Manchester became one city, residents decided to formally change the city's name to Farmington in 1821. Since the city is one of the oldest in New York, there have been many historical preservation efforts over the years, giving rise to the city's quaint downtown square. Today, the city is home to more than 11,300 people, according to City-Data, and shows no signs of slowing down as one of the fastest-growing cities in the Empire State.
One of the biggest attractions in the area is the Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, a venue that attracts many New Yorkers to roll the dice and cheer their favorite steed across the finish line. The casino is also home to some of the area's best bars and restaurants for residents and visitors alike.
One of the biggest events in the Farmington area is the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, an annual wine-tasting soiree with great-tasting white wine, live music and delicious food for two days every August.
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