Lifestyle in the Oneonta Area
One of the northernmost cities of the Appalachian Region, Oneonta can be characterized as a friendly community - one that is proud of its diversity, stability and beauty. With a population of just under 15,000 people, one of the city's finest attributes is its small town atmosphere. Residents and visitors alike are attracted to Oneonta because of its friendliness, its reputation as a great place to raise a family, its safety and the overall perception that it is a family-oriented community, "where everyone knows everyone else." Oneonta is home to two colleges, State University of New York at Oneonta and Hartwick College, a private liberal arts college. The area boasts many cultural and four-season recreational advantages, good schools (public and private) in a charming, small town environment.