Where the St. Lawrence River debouches into Lake Ontario is a finger of land upon which is Cape Vincent, Jefferson County NY. Cape Vincent NY real estate is composed of 90 square miles, upon which live almost 3,000 people. Median house or condo values in Cape Vincent are half that of state values. Residents work in education, law enforcement or retail. Kids from Cape Vincent homes attend two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Higher education is available at Jefferson Community College, St. Lawrence University and Syracuse University. Did you know New York contains 58 species of wild orchids? Camera inventor George Eastman and star of stage and screen Humphrey Bogart were from New York.
The hunting grounds of Indians were favored spots for settlement by European pioneers for the same reasons. Cape Vincent NY homes began to sprout on lands ancient Indians traversed. A visit to Canadian areas across the water happened in 1615, but it wasn't until 1655 that French missionaries settled Cape Vincent real estate to convert the Indians. The English and French set up trading posts and vied for superiority in the area. A law was enacted in 1815 making a few of the "Thousand Islands" part of Cape Vincent. The area then became popular with those from downstate as a resort area. By 1900, business and industry was booming and it hasn't really stopped. Read many more fascinating details about Cape Vincent at http://www.capevincent.org/history.asp.
Seekers of Cape Vincent homes for sale will find one state park, 24 Jefferson County parks and one city park in which to spend some leisure time. Recreation Park is the Cape Vincent city park. It offers sporting fields and courts, ice rink and a kitchen for meetings and get-togethers. Jefferson County Parks feature parks as well as wildlife and natural areas and water parks. The Cape Vincent home buyer may find a park nearby at http://www.infosports.com/p.cgi?t=all&c=Jefferson&s=NY.
Purchasers of Cape Vincent properties will need their calendars to note events taking place in the coming months. There will be a lot of eating going on at events like the Pasta Bowl Supper, which would be perfect during all the bowl games. Then there is the Pancake Breakfast, Winter Chicken BBQ and Souper Supper. The Snow Sculpture Competition, Community Night and the Spring Fishing Derby will give new owners of real estate in Cape Vincent a chance to meet everyone. See more at http://www.capevincent.org/events.asp.
Purchasers of homes for sale in Cape Vincent won't have to go far to see attractions. The Tibbets Point Lighthouse and the Stone House are two you won't want to miss. Find more attractions at cape vincent ny attractions.