Herkimer and Oneida Counties offer a variety of housing opportunities for renters and buyers alike. Whether you want to live in the city or the country, rent an apartment or a townhouse, buy a house or a condominium, this area can satisfy anyone's housing tastes. Families who may wish to have elderly parents living close by, have many senior citizens housing complexes at hand. You may also choose to find a vacation home in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.
What's more, no matter what price range, you can be assured that your dollar is buying more value here than nearly anywhere else. Herkimer County is one of the least expensive areas to live in, not only in NY State, but in the entire Northeast. Our County government has long maintained one of the lowest tax rates of the 62 counties in NY State.
Prospective small business owners will benefit from the availability of business properties. Those interested in investment properties, will find many.
Median Home Value $89,400
Home Ownership Rate 72.1%
Median Home Value $106,200
Home Ownership Rate 68%
*As of the 2010 Census
Just as important as price, a sense of community is offered by neighborhoods in the area. Residents share close knit ties with neighboring communities. Local villages and towns have strong police departments and neighborhood watch programs which are supplemented by a County Sheriff's Department. Additional piece of mind is provided by local Fire Departments, both paid and volunteer. Ambulance and emergency health care are provided by both private and local firefighters/EMTs. Dial 911 for emergencies.