High Quality of Life
In Warren County, New York, affordably priced housing, excellent educational resources, and abundant recreation and cultural sites contribute to an exceptional quality of life.
The county’s population of 65,000 people enjoys diverse communities, ranging from the small city/suburban environment of Glens Falls and Queensbury in the southern part of the county to the rural towns and villages in the Adirondack Park to the north.
Ninety-four percent of Warren County's land mass lies within the Adirondack Park's "blue line" boundary and features access to an abundance of all-season, outdoor recreational activities. Lake George draws visitors from all over the world.
The City of Glens Falls, located at the southern end of the county, is home to a number of museums, such as the world-renowned Hyde Collection and the World Awareness Children's Museum. A bustling city center features a variety of dining and entertainment options, as well as two popular microbreweries. The city has a number of parks, an outstanding library, a professional symphony, and the Charles R. Wood Theater, which hosts the Adirondack Theatre Festival and other performances. The Glens Falls Civic Center is home to the Adirondack Flames, the American Hockey League affiliate for the Calgary Flames.
A February 2014 Huffington Post
article described various aspects of the upstate New York lifestyle, mentioning the Adirondack mountains and recreation as key advantages:
What Upstate New York Can Teach The Rest Of The Country About Living Well