A Great Place to Live!
HAMILTON: This tiny historic Central New York town, home to a village by the same name, was founded in 1795 as Payne’s Settlement. Today it is perhaps best known as the location of prestigious Colgate University. Crime rates are markedly lower than the national average and despite being a college town, the rate of homeownership is more than 60%. The Village Green offers local eateries and merchants as well as some of the area’s most historic homes. Neighbors gather for fundraisers, holiday parties, safety awareness events, holiday charities and fitness groups, according to Nextdoor.com/Hamilton/Hamilton/NY See more about Hamilton.
Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Friendliest Towns (2017)
With its quaint population of 6,690 (2010), Hamilton, NY has been rated by Forbes number eleven in their list of “America’s Friendliest Towns”. See more on Forbes.com
Something For Everyone
The town of Hamilton has a little something for visitors and residents. There are many community and university activities such as music, theater, art exhibits, films, lectures, and social events. Also, every Saturday morning from May through October there is a Farmers’ Market on the Village Green. Other than community events Hamilton has a fiscally responsible local government, excellent public schools (See below), and an executive conference center. There are also, numerous churches and social organizations. *Two other places for Hamilton is the Community Memorial Hospital and the Hamilton Municipal Airport.*
Hamilton has much to offer and one of its biggest offers is the amount of land everywhere for outdoor activities. There are many places for fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, and even equestrian trails. Many parcels of land are also available for reasonable prices, ideal for development, hunting, or recreational use. Also, in August the largest outdoor antique show in New York is held in nearby Madison/Bouckville where more than 100 dealers come to sell antiques within a five mile radius. Click the photo to view a gallery of Hamilton Village in the Fall shot by Andrew Turner.
More Central NY Communities
MORRISVILLE-EATON: Historically, the Town of Eaton, which includes the hamlets of Eaton, West Eaton, and Pratts Hollow, as well as the Village of Morrisville, is known for its industry and innovation, as well as the many scenic ponds, lakes and reservoirs located in the area. The Town of Eaton is home to several man-made lakes, including Lelands Pond, Hatch Lake, Bradley Brook Reservoir, and a portion of Eatonbrook Reservoir. Originally built to support the Erie and Chenango canal systems of the 19th century. Home of Morrisville State College, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Community Action Program for Madison County, Historic Madison Hall, and Madison County Office for the Aging See more about Eaton
MADISON/BOUCKVILLE: is loaded with antique shops, nice eateries and is home to the Madison Bouckville Antique Week in mid August. It is the largest antique event in New York State and one of the largest outdoor events in the country. Lake Moraine offers a public boat launch and is a popular fishing site. See more about Madison.
BROOKFIELD: remains true to its history as a rural town whose primary occupation is agriculture. It is 78 square miles in size, with a 2010 population of 2926 people. Dairy farming is the largest sector, followed by beef farm, horse farms and specialty farms. Brookfield is home of the Madison County Fair in mid-July and the highly acclaimed Brookfield Trail System which has over 130 miles of horse and snowmobile trails set throughout three state forests (Charles Baker State Forest, Brookfield Railroad State Forest, and Beaver Creek State Forest). These three forests collectively provide 13,750 acres of public reforestation lands for multiple recreation purposes. See more about Brookfield.
DEFUYTER: Located in the heart of Central New York on State Route 13 in the southwest corner of Madison County. The Village of DeRuyter is about 20 miles northeast of Cortland and about 30 miles southeast of Syracuse. The east branch of the Tioughnioga River flows through the Town. DeRuyter Lake which is about 2 miles long and 3/4’s of a mile wide at its widest point, is located 3 miles north of the Village. The Town has an official 2010 population of 1,589 (Village population of 558) which swells with seasonal lake residents during the summer months. See more about DeRuyter.
EARLVILLE: “Small Town USA” Is home to the historic Earlville Opera House, an arts center which enriches the Central New York community through the visual and performing arts while preserving its historic building. See more about Earlville.
SHERBURNE: The Pageant of Bands and the Sherburne Arts Festival are two annual events featured in Sherburne. Lok-N-Logs, Purina, and Sherburne Machine Development are a few of the businesses located in Sherburne. See more about Sherburne.
- Brookfield Central Schools 315-899-3323
- Cazenovia Central Schools 315-655-1317
- DeRuyter Central Schools 315-852-3410
- Hamilton Central Schools 315-824-3300
- Madison Central Schools 315-893-1879
- Morrisville-Eaton Central Schools 315-684-9300
- Sherburne-Earlville Central Schools 607-674-6380
- Waterville Central Schools 315-841-3900