Quality of Life

77% of Lewis County residents rate the quality of life as excellent. 

Lewis County, NY offers some of the safest communities in New York State. With little to no crime, Lewis County is a place to plant your family roots and watch them grow. Safe and quiet villages with excellent school systems, recreational opportunities and engaging communities is why Lewis County is the Natural Choice for relocation.

Nestled in the scenic region of Northern New York, Lewis County is easily accessible from several major interstates and isonly 40 miles south of the Canadian border.  Located in the Black River Valley, it is within a day's drive from major North East cities, such as New York City, Boston, and Buffalo.  

Part of the charm that makes up the communities of Lewis County is the array of year-round attractions.  The nationally recognized Lowville Cream Cheese festival brings food, games, music and family fun each September, with over 15,000 attendees.  The Tug Hill brings snowmobilers in the winter, and ATVers in the summers, and the Adirondacks bring hikers, horse back riders, and campers.  During the summers, you can find free Village band concerts, Food Truck Fridays events, music festivals and more.  HikingLewisCounty

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts also find plenty of adventure in Lewis County.  The Black, Beaver and Moose Rivers provide some of the best kayaking and rafting rapids in the country, and our waterways provide the best canoeing, boating, and fishing in the North East.  From snowmobiling the hundreds of miles of trails on the Tug Hill, to leaf-peeping in the fall, to exploring hidden waterfalls and creeks, Lewis County offers an array of adventure and natural beauty. 

Our low cost of living, excellent qualify of life ratings, and safe, friendly neighborhoods are home to many friendly and welcoming people.  These people love to call Lewis County home, and we hope you and your business do too.  

From the 2015 JCC Center for Community Studies survey of Lewis County citizens:
Overall Quality of life is good or excellent: 77%
Quality of K - 12 education is good or excellent: 83%
Quality of health care is good or excellent: 69%
Overall Quality of the Environment is good or excellent: 90%

low cost of living.

Cost of Living Lewis County USA
Overall 88 100
Grocery 102 100
Health 114 100
Housing 53 100
Utilities 92 100
Transportation 106 100
Miscellaneous 105 100


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