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Living in Gorham, New York:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Gorham, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Gorham what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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When driving down the road on a Sunday morning, it is not uncommon to encounter a Mennonite family in their surrey on their way to church. Gorham is known as “the bandstand of the Finger Lakes,” and this fact is proudly displayed on the welcome signs that sit at both ends of the hamlet.

Malisia, says: 2020

Although there is a Walmart in the adjacent town of Canandaigua, Gorham’s main street has a small market that carries the essentials. The front window is plastered with such advertisements as the high school play and the boy scout pancake breakfast. It has a picnic table just inside the doorway, where the local farmers gather to share stories and a cup of coffee, and a large freezer stocked with ice cream novelties for the kids who get overheated riding their bikes through town.

Elizabeth, says: 2020

Gorham can be described as a sleepy little town, except on Memorial Day when you might catch the parade, the second Saturday in July when it hosts the annual town garage sale day, or during the annual Pageant of Bands when bleachers are set up in front of the elementary school and regional high school marching bands descend upon the town for the competition.

Richard, says: 2020

Gorham in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. There is a Native American legend that states that the Great Spirit laid his hands upon the earth to bless it, and his hand left an imprint which, when filled with rainwaters, created the Finger Lakes. Gorham rests between three of the Finger Lakes; Keuka, Canandaigua, and Seneca. The land is expansive and fertile, yielding farm stands full of fresh produce on every country road. Each stand has a cash box where the honor system is the only system. There are hand painted signs promoting fresh tomatoes, strawberries or pumpkins depending on the season.

Marlyn, says: 2020

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