The Town of Phelps is home to many agricultural businesses and properties for those who prefer the country lifestyle, and the Village of Phelps is a quaint neighborhood full of events and activities year round.
The primary public school serving Phelps is the Phelps-Clifton Springs Midlakes School District for grades K-12. Phelps is located near Finger Lakes Community College (in Canandaigua) as well as Hobart and William Smith Colleges (in Geneva).
The Phelps Community Center provides a variety of activities and programs for school age children before & after school and during the summer.
The Phelps Community Memorial Library provides expert research skills, diverse educational resources, and award-winning classes to students of all ages. Under the umbrella of the New York State Department of Education, the Phelps Library was chartered as an association library in 1973. It is one of 42 libraries in the Pioneer Library System.