Not far from the St. Lawrence River and about 40 miles from Syracuse is Adams NY in Jefferson County. In 2010, a little over 5,000 people lived on 42 square miles of Adams NY real estate. Median house or condo value is less than half the state value. Owners of Adams properties work in manufacturing, construction and retail. Their kids attend one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. Higher education exists at Jefferson Community College, Syracuse University and Utica College. Fun fact: the capital of the newly minted United States was New York City. Actors Richard Gere and Bobcat Goldthwaite are from nearby Syracuse.
Adams real estate was first surveyed in 1796 and was originally a part of a town called Mexico. Nicholas Salisbury was the first settler in 1800. People began moving onto real estate in Adams, named for President John Adams, from western New York. David Smith dammed up Sandy Creek and built a sawmill there. For a while, the town was called Smith's Mills. Fertile land and the railroad brought more settlers to the area, which included many small hamlets inside the city of Adams. A fascinating history with pictures can be seen at http://www.adamsny.org/.
Adams NY homes enjoy proximity to 24 Jefferson County parks and recreational areas. Some are wildlife refuges, some beaches and others parks. Links to park names and locations can be found at http://www.infosports.com/p.cgi?t=all&c=Jefferson&s=NY or buyers of Adams homes may feel free to call us for details.
Each week has something going on for buyers of Adams homes for sale to check out. Area events take place primarily at the New York Zoo in Watertown. From Parent's Night Out to Winter Wonderland, there is always something for families of the Adams home buyer to see. Check it out at http://www.americantowns.com/ny/adams/events.
Attractions are important to new owners of homes for sale in Adams because they give them a care-free time away from the stress and strain of daily life. Enjoying oneself doesn't come easily, so we need occasions to do so. Check out the Erie Canal Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology for a chance to take your mind off your stress. See the magic of Wonder Works and Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Shop, a biking establishment for every age and level of skill. Laugh at the Wise Guys Comedy Club and laugh at yourself as you play glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. See more attractions at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g48713-Activities-Syracuse_Finger_Lakes_New_York.html.