LIVE UPSTATE

A COMMUNITY FOR ALL

Neighbors who become friends who become family. Community is about belonging, and you belong here.

Being able to build a community of friends and family and developing a sense of “belonging” is at the core of so many life decisions. Our area is a unique and appealing blend of city, suburban, and rural living-with a rare collection communities that are welcoming, charming and diverse. Neighbors who become friends, who turn into family are just waiting to meet you!  If community is about belonging, WELCOME HOME!

LIVING UPSTATE

Where to live?

Are you looking for a suburban neighborhood where kids play without care? Or is a downtown loft steps away from trendy restaurants and nightlife more your scene? Maybe you’re looking for something quieter and more surrounded by nature or farmland to raise your own crops. We have everything within just one region here in Upstate NY.

Laura Sinnott

See why Laura chose tolive in Utica, NY

“I lived all around the world and recently moved back to Utica. I realized that there were all those little things that I loved about those tiny towns in France or city life in Taipei right here in Upstate NY. Upstate kinda has a little bit of everything. And more!”

Rent or own? You decide!

Well below the national average for housing prices, the latest data shows the 12-moth average house price was $202,909 for the period May 2021-April 2022.

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Wondering how far your salary will go in Upstate New York? Curious about your monthly mortgage payment? How much weekly groceries will cost you? The average cost of utilities? Let’s find out!

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UPSTATE EDUCATION

Upstate New York prides itself on offering the highest quality of public, private, and higher education; and is proudly home to some of the top-ranking educational institutions in the entire country.

In decades past, Upstate New York served as an area of great economic importance, as smaller cities along the Mohawk River were once fractions of a vast manufacturing hub for industries ranging from textiles to technology. Our local educational institutions have embraced this rich, home-based history, and now proudly specialize in offering innovative technology programs that provide hands-on learning experiences and prep students for careers in advanced manufacturing, engineering, and technology.

Collectively, the school districts in Upstate New York are quite outstanding. Several schools in our area have been deemed “Blue Ribbon Schools” which is a prestigious accolade awarded by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence.

School Districts

Collectively, the school districts in Upstate New York are quite outstanding. A multitude of schools in our area has been deemed “Blue Ribbon Schools” which is a prestigious accolade awarded by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence.

School District
New Hartford
Clinton
Whitesboro
Oriskany
Holland Patent
New York Mills
Westmoreland
Rome
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill
Oneida
Camden
Utica (Proctor)
Rating Grade*
A+
A-
A-
B
A-
B
B+
B
B+
B
B-
B
Math Proficiency
98%
88%
88%
87%
89%
84%
71%
88%
85%
81%
87%
62%
Reading Proficiency
98%
94%
92%
98%
94%
100%
93%
94%
84%
80%
95%
81%
Graduation Rate
100%
99%
96%
100%
93%
98%
98%
81%
93%
82%
90%
74%

School Districts

Collectively, the school districts in Upstate New York are quite outstanding. A multitude of schools in our area has been deemed “Blue Ribbon Schools” which is a prestigious accolade awarded by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence.

School District
New Hartford
Clinton
Whitesboro
Oriskany
Holland Patent
New York Mills
Westmoreland
Rome
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill
Oneida
Camden
Utica (Proctor)
Rating Grade*
A+
A-
A-
B
A-
B
B+
B
B+
B
B-
B

College

Is Liberal Arts your calling? Are you a tech-savvy individual, and ready to focus on an Engineering or Computer Sciences career path? Or perhaps your long-term plans are still up in their air, so it makes more sense to kickstart your college career with a 2-year degree? Are you looking to live on an expansive campus, or does the intimate vibe of a community college make more sense?

Whichever higher education scenario appeals to you, Upstate New York has the collegiate opportunity you’re looking for.

UPSTATE WEATHER

FOUR seasons means there’s ALWAYS something to do!

Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter all get equal billing in Upstate NY! Summer highs average around 80 degrees while winter lows average 16 degrees. You’ll need a wardrobe that spans from swimsuits to a down-filled parka, but we promise, you’ll enjoy each and every season as we know how to make the most of the weather and there’s ALWAYS something to do! Check out our “Explore” section for lots of ideas!

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