Sackets Harbor is a village in Jefferson County, NY. The village is within another town, Hounsfield, and sits on Black River Bay on Lake Ontario. It is composed of 2.3 square miles. Just over 1,500 people live on Sackets Harbor NY real estate. Median house or condo values are sharply beneath state values. They work in the hospitality industry, construction and business. Kids from Sackets Harbor NY homes attend one school from Kindergarten to high school. Higher education is sought at Jefferson Community College, Syracuse University or St. Lawrence University. Dick Clark and Ted Koppel attended Syracuse University. The original Uncle Fester, Jackie Coogan, was from Syracuse.
Sackets Harbor real estate began with native peoples living on it. They sided with the French and British in an attempt to dislodge the European usurpers. Sackets Harbor, due to its primo spot on Lake Ontario, became a hotly contested port. Smuggling between New York and Canada went on, while ships were being built for the U. S. Navy as well as for commercial pursuits. Both the Navy and Army maintained bases in Sackets Harbor, but they were dismantled in the mid-1900s. Sackets Harbor homes were begun by Augustus Sacket, who founded the village in 1801 and built his mansion here. Knowing a good thing when he saw it, he immediately made use of the timber and water resources in the area. Trade with Canada and England began as the focus of the town, in addition to ships and shipbuilding. Please see http://sacketsharborny.com/about/history for more history.
The state of New York and Jefferson County operate parks for the pleasure of the Sackets Harbor home buyer. New York's Westcott Beach State Park is a camping, fishing and beach-going dream, with picnic and playground equipment. Walking trails, open spaces and wooded hills are also available for the enjoyment of the purchaser of Sackets Harbor homes for sale. Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Park is a historic site, complete with re-enactments and restored military barracks. See more about parks at http://nysparks.com/parks/default.aspx.
Sackets Harbor properties are right in the middle of area events. Enjoy a festival of Lights on the River on the St. Lawrence River. The CanAm (Canadian-American) Festival takes place in July and the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Park holds special events. Don't miss Winter Wonderland Weekend in Watertown. See more events at http://www.americantowns.com/ny/sacketsharbor/events.
Purchasers of real estate in Sackets Harbor will want to see attractions such as Old McDonald's Farm, Seaway Trail Discovery Center, Pickering Beach Museum and Sackets Harbor Arts Center. There is more to see for the new owner of homes for sale in Sackets Harbor at http://sacketsharborny.com/visit-and-stay-here/attractions.