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Quality of Life

small community, big opportunity

Lewis County, NY offers some of the safest communities in New York State 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 to live, work and play.

  • Safe, Vibrant Communities: Lewis County boasts some of the safest and most family-friendly communities in New York State. You can confidently plant your roots here and watch your family thrive. Our peaceful villages offer top-notch schools, plenty of recreational opportunities, and close-knit communities.

  • Scenic Location: Nestled in the picturesque Northern New York region, Lewis County is easily accessible from major interstates and just 40 miles south of the Canadian border. It's a convenient day's drive from major Northeast cities like New York City, Boston, and Buffalo.

  • Year-Round Fun: Lewis County's charm lies in its year-round attractions. Whether you're a family looking to plan your roots, a young adult looking to launch your career, or a retiree looking to connect with community, Lewis County has an opportunity for you.

  • Affordable Living: Enjoy a low cost of living without compromising on quality of life. Lewis County offers excellent quality of life ratings and safe, friendly neighborhoods. Our community is home to warm and welcoming people who are proud to call Lewis County their home.


nationally ranked, community focused

Approximately 6,900 students attend classes from pre-k through high school throughout Lewis County. All schools provide comprehensive programs needed to meet the academic and special education standards and state requirements of students. State accredited schools include public, parochial and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Additionally, a number of higher education institutions are located within a two hour drive of Lewis County, NY. 

Howard G. Sackett Technical Education Center

The Howard G. Sackett Technical Center is located on the Glenfield campus of Jefferson-Lewis BOCES and offers a variety of classes and programs for both high school and adult students.

Lewis County JCC Education Center

The Lewis County Jefferson Community College Education Center is a 22,000 square foot facility home to JJC workshops, BOCES courses, and CCE Lewis. The center includes five instructional classrooms, a 5,500 square foot fabrication lab, 1,400 square foot mechatronics classroom, 1,900 square foot lab for BOCES forestry and engineering instruction, and more.


friendly neighborhoods, safe communities

What Does Lewis County Offer?

  • Family Friendly Communities: Lewis County offers a grea selection of single-family homes with excellent schools, communities, and attractions.

  • Country Living: Scenic homes along the back country roads, as well as small towns and villages.

  • Homes with Views: From views of the scenic Tug Hill Plateau, Black River Valley, and Adirondack Park, Lewis County has an array of homes with beautiful panoramic views.


  • Good Morning Realty
  • HOMES Realty of Northern New York
  • TLC Real Estate, LLC
  • Century 21
  • Crown Jules Realty
  • Timberland Realty


  • Willow Landing Town Homes
  • Lowville Heights & Lewis Apartments
  • The Bateman Apartments
  • Parkstead Copenhagen
  • Deer River Estates
  • Harris Courts Apartments
  • Village Green Apartments
  • High Falls Apartments

Senior Living

  • Brookside Senior Living
  • East Road Adult Home
  • Lewis County General Hospital Residential Health Care Facility
  • Steepleview Court
  • Weber Apartments

Quality Healthcare

committed to our community

Lewis County Health System is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and 160-bed Nursing Home facility that also offers Hospice and Home Health Care services for residents. The facility also plays a vital role in improving the local community. Not only does LCHS provide critical health care and 24/7 emergency services, the facility continues to contribute vital resources to our communities through jobs, tax revenue, and capital improvements.

With over 650 employees, LCHS is also one of the largest employers in the County. LCHS spends millions per year on goods and services necessary to maintain our facilities. These dollars are reinvested in the County through employee and hospital spending which directly impacts the local economy.

The facility also operates four off-site health centers. The centers are staffed by physicians and physician assistants employed by the hospital. These sites, located in Beaver Falls, Copenhagen, Harrisville and Lyons Falls, help to bring the skills of the staff and the modern technology of the facility directly to the local communities.

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