Carthage, New York is a community of about 4,000 located east of Watertown. It is ideally situated near the Thousand Islands region, the St. Lawrence River, Fort Drum and the Adirondacks.
Originally, the village was named "Long Falls." It was first established in 1798. In 1841, the village was incorporated as Carthage. It's one of just 12 New York villages incorporated under the state's village law. A major fire in 1861 leveled approximately 20 structures in Carthage. There was another fire in 1872, and yet another in 1884. The latter actually jumped the river from West Carthage; over 150 buildings burned. In 1983, The National Register of Historic Places added the State Street historic district to its Register.
Parks and Recreation
The New York State Zoo in Watertown's Thompson Park is a popular destination for those that invest in Carthage real estate. It began in 1920 when a financial concern donated two whitetailed deer to Thompson Park to begin a display of indigenous animals. It is now the second most visited destination in the Thousand Islands region with over 50,000 visitors per year. The 32-acre zoo takes pride in having the only zoo exhibits in the world that focus on indigenous New York state species like wolverines, eagles, mountain lions, bears and others.
Attractions and Activities
Whitewater rafting on the Black River is an unexpected pleasure in the tri-county area. Experienced guides help the uninitiated to conquer their fears. The result is an unforgettable experience for owners of Carthage NY homes to enjoy time and again.
Carlowden Country Club is a Carthage area championship layout that has recently been expanded to a full 18-holes. This public golf course offers some great views from a variety of tees. It is nestled down in the Black River Valley between the Adirondacks and Lake Ontario. The course is known for its lush fairways and varied, challenging greens.
Winter Wonderland Weekends offer a zoo experience at the Watertown Zoo replete with thousands of holiday lights. "Zoo Year's Eve" offers area residents an opportunity to ring in the New Year in a unique way.
The potential Carthage home buyer will find numerous homes for sale in Carthage that offer excellent views. Other Carthage homes near the historic district will intrigue the history buff. Some of the updated and renovated 19th century Carthage homes for sale date back to the mid-1800s. Some of these Carthage properties feature nice multi-acre lots.
Nearly new Carthage homes for sale often feature more than 2,000 sq-ft of living space and modern, energy-efficient systems. Those that invest in Carthage real estate will find easy access to endless water sports and mountain activities. Fisherman will enjoy outings on Lake Ontario and/or the St. Lawrence River. Young families in search of starter homes will find real estate in Carthage that is perfect for their needs. A knowledgable local realtor can be indispensable in guiding relocating families to value-priced Carthage NY real estate.