Quality of Life

bassett_recruit-map_web_lrg.pngLocated in central New York, our area is home to several cities and small towns offering a variety of housing, schools and culture.

Here you can enjoy four seasons of fun, including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, ice skating, canoeing and snow tubing.

Otsego County is home to Gilbert Lake State Park, Glimmerglass State Park, Three-Mile Point and Fairy Springs Park.

We are also near many nationally-recognized historical and cultural attractions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Glimmerglass Festival, the Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers' Museum.

Our local school districts offer top-ranked academics, cultural programming and highly successful athletic programs.

We are home to several college campuses and programs, including State University of New York at Oneonta and Hartwick College, a private liberal arts college.

You can live downtown, in a quaint historic home, have lakefront views, or live surrounded by acres of rolling farmland, all at a lower cost than buying near a major city.

And we have ever-expanding number of job opportunities with more than 30 percent employment growth predicted over the next 10 years. Other major employers in the region include New York Central Mutual Insurance, Chobani and higher education.

We are proud of everything our communities have to offer: diversity, opportunity, stability and beauty.