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The Graham Creek Heights Subdivision Real Estate And Homes For Sale In Penfield, NY

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  • Stephen Babbitt
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    Graham Creek Heights Subdivision
    The land that makes up the Graham Creek Heights Subdivision was originally part of the Swain Farm on Creek Street. The daughter, Mary Swain, married Arthur Heisler and they took over the farm from Mary's father and lived in the family homestead on Creek Street.

    After many years of farming, Art converted his barn into a stable and began to lease stalls to people to board their horses. We boarded two horses there in the 70's ourselves.

    Not needing as much farmland for hay for the horses, Art began to sell portions of the farm to developers. A builder/developer bought the land off Creek Street near Embury Road and developed Royal View Drive and Crestview Drive.

    In 1975, Dr. E.T. Anderson bought 28 acres south of Embury Road from Art and Mary Heisler for future home lots for their six children. It had about 12 acres of rolling land and 16 acres of woods and hills on the western portion. In addition, it had a beautiful creek that ran along the northern boundary and created a spectacular glen filled with many waterfalls and wildlife!

    In 1981, the project was spearheaded by their daughter Sharon Babbitt to subdivide the parcel into six two-acre lots and sell the 16 wooded hilly acreage on the western edge to Bruce Ashby for him to build a custom log home. The project took almost a year to complete working with the Town of Penfield.

    Sharon researched the history of the area and found that the creek that runs under Creek Street and follows the northern boundary of the subdivision was called Graham Creek. Hence, the name Graham Creek Heights because it is on the heights overlooking the glen created by Graham Creek.

    The property maintained its farm look for about ten more years before construction of the first house began.

    See Part Two for continuation of the History of the Graham Creek Heights Subdivision

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