Welcome to the Town of Gates Website
Gates New York
Established April 1, 1813
Happy Birthday Gates, New York!
Gates, New York is a dynamic town in Monroe County with an interesting past and a bright future. The town was incorporated in 1813 and was the last remnants of Northampton founded 1797 in Ontario County.
Our community has been at the center of history for this area and the roots of Rochester can be directly traced to our town. Rochesterville was a village in Gates until Nathaniel T Rochester presented the application of incorporation to the Legislature which was approved 1817 and by 1822 the name was legally changed to Rochester.
We are the geographic center of Monroe County and easy access exists to expressways in all parts of town. Population has grown since our sesquicentennial from 15,133 residents to over 28,000 residents today. We are blessed with two outstanding school districts including Gates-Chili for most of the town and Spencerport in portions of western Gates.
Farming has ended in town since our sesquicentennial but the current mix of industrial, commercial and residential properties is the proper balance to hold taxes stable while keeping a hometown feel.
Housing in Gates is among the most affordable in the country. Residents enjoy high quality services from our Police Department, Recreation Department, Highway Department, Senior Center as well as all of our professionally run departments at Gates Town Hall.
From Walmart to Tinseltown and from Rochester Tech Park to Lions Park our town is a great place to live, work and raise a family. You don’t have to take my word for it just ask rock legend Lou Gramm of Foreigner who was raised in Gates or Manager of the World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles Joe Altobelli who raised his family in this town.
I am a lifelong resident of Gates not by necessity but by choice. With all our blessings I am proud to call Gates my hometown.
Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in some way. My door is always open but if you would like to call, my number is 247-6100 or you may contact me via email.
Gates Town Supervisor
Some of the many historical sites in Gates
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Video of the Town of Gates Sesquicentennial April 1st, 1963
Map of Rochesterville in 1820 (PDF)
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Town of Gates Planning Board
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