COOPERSTOWN – a charming place to visit and the perfect village to call home. The community offers the comforts of a small town, with the recreation and culture of a bustling metropolis.
Set on the pristine Otsego Lake, the Village of Cooperstown is steeped in history. Cooperstown is home to many places on the National Register of Historic Places, and was also home to James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans.
The only traffic you’ll find may be behind the occasional tractor, and traveling around this one-stoplight village offers excellent views of an untouched rural landscape and the shimmering Otsego Lake. But, the beautiful and tranquil setting is also host to extensive year-round recreation, enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.
The beautiful setting, baseball ties, and arts and culture opportunities are some of the reasons Cooperstown was named one of the “Best Small Towns” by Smithsonian Magazine. And while famous for its baseball connections, Cooperstown offers far more than you might read about in national travel magazines.
The village’s excellent schools – a 95% graduation rate – quality healthcare opportunities and low crime rates create a perfect atmosphere to raise a family and are some of the virtues that have enticed close to 2,000 people to call Cooperstown home. But it’s something you won’t find in the data and statistics that continues to bring visitors back year after year. It’s the neighbors, the volunteer firefighters, the hard-working business owners, the artists, the librarians, the teachers that help create the extremely strong sense of community that appeals to people to call Cooperstown home.