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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Saranac Lake, New_York

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Where to Retire in Saranac Lake and Home Prices

Home values have fluctuated within $100,000 to $200,000 in the last few years. There is at least one retirement community in the area.

What is special about Saranac Lake

Its setting on the Saranac River and Lake Flower, as well as being in the Adirondack Park makes it quite special. The winter carnival is a big attraction. And its collection of well preserved Victorian and antique homes makes it very popular with tourists.

What is not special about Saranac Lake

It is quite remote and very cold in winter.

Climate and Physical Environment

Saranac Lake is in a lake region in extreme northeastern New York State, only a few miles from Lake Placid. The average January temperature is in the teens and the average July temperature in the 60s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

North Country Community College is in Saranac Lake. As a tourist destination there is a choice of restaurants. The annual winter carnival is very popular themed event. The Saranac Lake Free Library provides library service.

Crime

The crime rate is about half the national average.

Medical facilities

The Adirondack Medical Center serves the town.

Transportation

The nearest airport is in Plattsburg, about 20 miles away.

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