Calling Lake Placid home means mild falls days on the lake, foliage-filled hikes to rocky summits with spectacular views, and tasting autumn's bounty at farm-to-fork restaurants, or right in your kitchen after a trip to the farmers' market. Calling the Adirondacks home means a life of passion – of savoring nature and a sense of place like nowhere else.
That's what living in the Adirondacks is all about: sustaining the "work hard, play hard" spirit that has beckoned countless travelers to visit, many of which have put permanent roots down in one of our homes for sale, including everything from Adirondack cabins to waterfront homes.
Whether you're fantasizing about escaping your current urban setup in favor of a secluded cottage tucked away in the woods, or you've already scouted out your options and are ready to buy a home in Lake Placid or another charming Adirondack town, we're proud to call ourselves the leaders in Adirondack real estate and are ready to help you find your dream home.
If you're on the fence about relocating to the Adirondacks, stay in one of our vacation rentals for your next vacation to get a sense for what living here is all about. Need more convincing? Check out our Top 10 Reasons to Buy Adirondack Real Estate below.
Top 10 Reasons to Buy Adirondack Real Estate
- Beautiful Views: Many of our realtors are natives of the Adirondacks and can attest to the fact that beauty is everywhere you turn throughout the park. Just scroll down to see the variety of homes for sale offering incredible views in every direction.
- Lakeside Access: What could be better than venturing outside for a day on the lake? Or wrapping up in a blanket and taking in the sunset from the comfort of your dock on a cool fall evening? We can't think of anything, really.
- Proximity to Outdoor Recreation: Hiking, road biking, paddling – you name it, we've got it. And with six-million-acres to explore, the Adirondacks make for one of the planet's ultimate natural playgrounds. Imagine all of that, right outside your door.
- Close to the Action: The Adirondacks are filled with a myriad of towns and villages, including two-time Winter Olympic host Lake Placid. With a variety of events happening year-round, there's always something to do. Say bye to hearing "I'm bored" from the little ones.
- See Potential, Envision Possibility: Spring, winter, summer, fall – no matter the time of year, new possibilities are everywhere in the Adirondacks. And our realtors are ready to assist as you explore a number of homes, to help you imagine future Adirondack autumns and beyond.
- Telecommuting: If you're thinking of relocating to the Adirondacks, telecommuting is a viable option in the area. Let's face it, it's tough to beat an Adirondack office – meetings on summits, on the slopes, or in your own home with the Adirondack Mountains as your backdrop.
- The New "It" Travel Destination: The Adirondacks are often noted as the birthplace of the American vacation. As a year-round travel destination recently named one of The 16 Best Places to Live in America by Outside Magazine, you'll be the new "it" travel hotspot on all of your friends and family's travel bucket lists.
- The Best of Fall in New York State: Hike to New York's highest mountains in the 46 High Peaks, head out on a lake for a sunset cruise before the snow flies, and end your day with locally sourced food and drink at a local watering hole or restaurant. Then, wake up and do it all again the next day. With one of the longest foliage seasons in the country, the Adirondacks do fall like nowhere else.
- Small Towns, Big Dreams: The Adirondacks are a hotbed for producing Winter Olympic athletes. And it's no wonder; active lifestyles are part and parcel of the Adirondack way of life and Lake Placid is home to one of three US Olympic Training Centers. Adirondack youth often catch Olympic fever at a young age – who knows? Yours might stand on an Olympic podium one day.
- Upstate New York Does It Right: We'll let a quote from a Huffington Post article speak for itself: "When it comes to living well, upstaters may be able to teach us a thing or two." We couldn't agree more.