Quality of Life

bassett_recruit-map_web_lrg.pngNestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, 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 a Gilbert Lake State Park, Glimmerglass State Park, Three Mile Point Park and Fairy Spring Park.

We are also near many nationally recognized historical and cultural attractions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Glimmerglass Opera Company, and the Fenimore Art Museum.

Our local school districts offer top-ranked academics, cultural programming, and a highly successful athletics program to students aged kindergarten through 12th grade.

And 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 over 30 percent employment growth predicted over the next 10 years. 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.