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Best Places to Retire in New York

Best Places to Retire in New York
Do you want to retire in New York? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in New York. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in PotsdamPotsdam, New York - Potsdam is a town located in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The town population was 17,029 at the 2010 census. Potsdam is a cultural and educational hub of Northern New York. When SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University are both in session, the population increases by approximately 8,000 students. The town is named after the city of Potsdam in Germany.

retire in Corning & the Southern Finger LakesCorning & the Southern Finger Lakes, New York - Welcome to Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes, where walkable city centers, rolling hillsides, quaint villages, glacier-carved lakes, verdant farmland, and award-winning wineries combine for a great place to visit and to retire.

retire in St. Lawrence CountySt. Lawrence County, New York - St. Lawrence County is the largest county in New York State. Ogdensburg, the only city in St. Lawrence County overlooks the beautiful St. Lawrence River. We have (4) colleges in the county. We are a year-round destination with: hunting, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, boating, museums, wineries, antiques, hockey, baseball, soccer, football and many other activities.

retire in IthacaIthaca, New York - Home to Cornell and Ithaca College in the central Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Tompkins County and Ithaca exemplify a small-town atmosphere, while showcasing the qualities of a larger metropolitan city. The Finger Lakes Region is made up of 14 counties that occupy 9,000 square miles of the state. Tompkins County measures 476 square miles.

retire in CazenoviaCazenovia, New York - Cazenovia is a small Village of 2,835 people, 943 occupied housing units and 622 businesses. We are a picturesque community with an Historic Downtown Shopping area set next to Cazenovia Lake. We have many parks including Lakeland Park with a sandy beach for wading and swimming. Lakeland also has a bandstand with free summer concerts.

retire in Western New York (Greater Niagara vacation region)Western New York (Greater Niagara vacation region), New York - Genesee County, NY is an agricultural community of 64,000 located halfway between the urban cities of Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Batavia is our county seat and the city has approx. 16,000 residents. Agriculture is our number one industry and tourism is our second. We enjoy small town charm with easy access to nearby cities.

retire in Orleans CountyOrleans County, New York - Welcome to Orleans County. Small town charm and personalized service are what you receive when you come to Orleans County. Our tight-knit community enjoys the simple things. Escape the stresses of city and suburban life. Visit Orleans County today.

retire in Greater BinghamtonGreater Binghamton, New York - Greater Binghamton (Broome County is located at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The river valley landscape make for 4 season of natural beauty. Our community is rich in scenic beauty, enchanting villages, and lively cities. We have a growing "foodie" scene with many restaurants using locally sourced food and also have an emerging carft beverage scene.

retire in Schenectady County / New York's Capital RegionSchenectady County / New York's Capital Region, New York - Few areas of the country offer better lifestyles than Schenectady County. Our thriving downtown is a center for the arts and home to legendary Proctors Theatre.

retire in AlbanyAlbany, New York - Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Residents and visitors alike enjoy four unique seasons of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, regional shopping centers, and a taste for culinary delights from around the world.

retire in Buffalo NiagaraBuffalo Niagara, New York - We are located near Buffalo and Niagara Falls. You can get anywhere in 20 minutes. There is not a lot of traffic congestion. There is waterfront access and plenty of green space. Our residents are friendly and generous. We have a growing Medical Campus, and 3 major college campuses.

retire in Schroon Lake RegionSchroon Lake Region, New York - The Schroon Lake Region is a wilderness paradise offering a diverse combination of activities for visitors, and true, close-knit Adirondack communities with ample resources for residents. Our towns (Schroon Lake, NY and Adirondack, NY) have been vacation destinations for decades, with a long history based in backcountry pursuits, water fun, and renowned cultural events.

retire in Sullivan County CatskillsSullivan County Catskills, New York - From our earliest visitors and historic settlers to our newest investors and residents, Sullivan County was, and continues to be, recognized as a perfect place to live, work, play and raise a family. With a desirable location, highly educated work force, nationally recognized schools and pro-business environment, Sullivan County has it all.

retire in Saranac LakeSaranac Lake, New York - Saranac Lake is located in the heart of the Adirondacks. Saranac Lake is all about cool and there’s nothing cooler than the area’s scenery and surrounding mountain peaks. With miles of lakes, mountains, and trails - there're always cool options for experiencing our region.

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