New York January 05, 2017
Move To These 9 Towns In New York If You Wanna Get Away From It All
There are plenty of cities that are
perfectly sized in New York and are great to live in, but for many of us its our small towns that we love to call home. Remote areas that offer scenic beauty and familiar faces, if you’re looking to get away from it all you’ll want to think about moving to one of these nine towns in the Empire State.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Sodus Point
The common theme you'll see with many of the towns to make this list? That they're out on the shores of our beautiful lakes. It's easy to get away from it all when the majority of your surrounding area is stunning body of water. The town of Sodus Point can be found on the shores of Lake Ontario, falling between the cities of Syracuse and Rochester. Giving you never-ending views of the water, Sodus Point is home to 900 residents that spend their days soaking up this scenic area.
An Adirondack town you'll quickly fall head over heels for, Wilmington can be found hiding in the shadows of New York's tallest mountains. The perfect place for any true adventurer, in this area up north an explorer will never run out of things to keep themselves busy with. From climbing our High Peaks to searching for waterfalls down below, you'll love breathing in the crisp mountain air every morning you wake up in Wilmington.
There are plenty of amazing towns that are waiting to be discovered out on Long Island, but if you make your way out to the North Fork you'll find some real treasures. The town of Mattituck is home to an assortment of vineyards that will keep you far from thirsty, all while surrounding you with the ocean and views of the Great Peconic Bay.
4. Cape Vincent
Head up north even further to truly get away from everything in the town of Cape Vincent. Found right along the St. Lawrence River, the town brings you right up within all of our beautiful Thousand Islands. Pictured above is the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, a historic and wonderful landmark to visit while you're in town.
Known for being the
"Coolest Small Town In America"
, it's nearly impossible to resist the urge to want to move to this town. Resting on the southern shores of Keuka Lake, this particular town is a true treasure of the Finger Lakes. The town features fascinating attractions like the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum as well as waterfront restaurants and parks that will give you a stunning view of the lake.
Over the years, scrumptious attractions like the Phoenicia Diner have brought visitors to this small Catskill town. Tucked away between the mountains in Ulster County, if you decide to move here you'll be amongst roughly 300 other residents. The remote beauty of being in this area of the Catskills will certainly take you away from it all, surrounding you with natural wonders and friendly faces.
Sitting on the shores of Lake Ontario, this small but sweet town has a population of roughly 1,200 residents. Taking you away from it all without leaving you with nothing to do,
comes to life during our warm summer months. Whether you want to keep yourself busy at the beach or stroll through town to enjoy the Carousel Park and the Shopping Village, you won't want to leave!
Taking you out to the Hudson River, the town of Nyack has plenty to offer to those who want to live here. Just about one hour north of the Big Apple, residents who live here get to experience a charming small town life all while being just a hop and a skip away from one of the greatest cities in the world.
Taking you away from the city life that you'll find in Syracuse, the town of Cazenovia in Madison County is one that's full of charm. A town that's a bit larger than some of the others to make this list, you'll find roughly 7,000 happy residents enjoying life here. In town you'll find delicious places to eat like The Brewster Inn and Brae Loch Inn and beautiful locations that will bring you outdoors like Chittenango Falls and Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.
Do you have a favorite town that made its way onto this list? If you’re looking to explore another area, you’ll want to read about
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