About the Community

  • The Geneseo Central School is nestled in the idyllic Genesee River Valley bordered by the nearby Finger Lakes.  Lovely hills, fields, and waterways support a thriving agriculture and afford lively recreational opportunities from water sports to the famed Genesee Valley Hunt.  The Geneseo Central School district campus is located in the Village of Geneseo.  This name "Geneseo" comes from the Native American word, "Gen-nis-he-yo", which means "pleasant banks" or "beautiful valley".  Geneseo is a friendly community with abundant human and natural resources.  You will find our lovely National Historic Landmark Village located in the county of Livingston, just 30 minutes south of Rochester, NY in a setting of stunning landscapes and productive farms.  The population of the Village of Geneseo is a combination of 7,200 permanent residents and approximately 5,400 college students.  As the Livingston County seat, the Village of Geneseo is also home to numerous county offices and the Livingston County Courthouse.

    Geneseo's history is rich in tradition since its founding in 1832, playing a significant role in the history of Western New York.  The majority of the village is designated a National Landmark Historical Preservation District.  The beautiful pastoral countryside of agricultural lands in these townships creates scenic vistas.  The State University College at Geneseo is an integral part of the community.  The college has a nationwide reputation for excellence and is known for the variety of educational, cultural, and athletic opportunities.