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Upstate New York is emerging as one of the most vibrant, versatile, and dynamic regions to call “home.” We are centrally located, globally-connected, and ready to welcome the next generation of transplants ready to plant roots. And, we make great neighbors!

Upstate Is For Dreamers

We are dreamers, and we are doers. Kevin Green, Director of the Oneida County Youth Bureau, says, “That’s what this place is all about. We can develop elite individuals. We can develop people who are willing to work, willing to get after it, and if you come here with that attitude, you have the opportunity to maybe get the key to the city.”

Live  Upstate

Whether you enjoy the vibe and energy of downtown living; or if rolling hills, breathtaking landscapes, and the peace and quiet of country living are more your style, Upstate New York is the place for you.

The Upstate area offers a rich mixture of housing, neighborhood, and community possibilities- urban, suburban, rural, farmland, and new development are all options here. Are you looking for a 19th-century estate or farmhouse echoing rich history and vintage craftsmanship? Or is a new, hip, trendy Downtown Loft with every modern amenity your heart desires and an amazing view of the city more your style? Either way, we’ve got you covered!

Work  Upstate

Opportunity awaits! Business, commerce, manufacturing, and economic production in Upstate New York are THRIVING. Our area is experiencing a revitalization like never before, and you can FEEL it in the air. National brands, small businesses, start-ups, expansions, and entrepreneurs are flocking to our area to take advantage of the vigor, momentum, tight-knit community, and outpouring of local support.

With modern industries, upgraded amenities, a new medical campus, large New York State investments, a renewed focus on our downtowns, innovative recreational spaces, and career openings in every job sector, there’s never been a better time to work with us Upstaters!

Explore  Upstate

Prepare yourself for a journey filled with adventure, discovery, majestic outdoor scenery, and some of the most delicious cuisine you’ve ever experienced. Nature abounds in Upstate New York with stunning mountains, miles of hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, and glistening lakes as far as the eye can see. A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, Upstate New York presents endless, seasonal activities for all to embark on.

Culture, art, and cuisine all flourish astoundingly, equally matching the grandeur of the Outdoors. The diversity and revival of our area are most lavishly embodied in our cultural festivals, art exhibitions, and rich variety of ethnic eateries and local mom-and-pop style restaurants.

Tour  Upstate

The best way to feel our vibe is to experience it yourself! Break out of your routine for a weekend getaway, a family outing, or a day quest to restore your energy and fall in love with our area. Treat yourself to some fresh mountain air, a cultural exhibit, and a legendary local dish.

It’s time to visit Upstate New York and we’ve got the perfect itinerary for you based on your hobbies and interests!

People Are Talking!

We asked if anyone wanted to share their story about Upstate NY, and boy did they ever! In fact, we designated some of them “Ambassadors!” So learn more about our area through their storytelling. Oh, and check out our blog features throughout the site for even more tips on what to do and where to go!

Now, Where is Upstate, Again?

This is a hotly debated question. In the general sense, Upstate NY is the area north of the New York City metropolitan area. But in our world, Upstate NY is Herkimer, Oneida, and Otsego counties and the immediate outlying areas. We’re owning it.

We are located in the north-central part of the state. Utica, Rome, Herkimer, Little Falls, Cooperstown, and Oneonta are just some of our larger municipalities with an overall combined population of over 300,000. Just hours away from New York City, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Buffalo, and Burlington, our location makes weekend getaways or even day trips accessible – not to mention a beautiful drive! If you’d rather sit back and relax, no worries as we have two Amtrak stations and two nearby airports in Syracuse and Albany.

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