St. Lawrence County has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. Editors from Progressive Farmer magazine recently rated the area as the sixth best rural area nationwide.
The magazine recently scoured rural America to find the 10 best counties to live out the American dream. Among the statistical criteria for ranking were household income, household spending, home and land prices, crime rates, air quality, education, and access to health care.
Some of the highpoints of the area, as noted by Progressive Farmer Managing Editor Joe Link include:
- A Recreation Paradise – The proximity to the Adirondack Mountains and the more than 200 rivers and ponds makes St. Lawrence County ideal for hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, camping, and everyday sightseeing.
- Frederic Remington’s Home – Remington’s action-laden sculpture and unique painting style have captivated generations of art enthusiasts and North Country residents alike. The Frederic Remington Art Museum is dedicated to his work and to advancing art appreciation is located in Ogdensburg.
- The TAUNY Tradition – Just down the road from SUNY Canton is a cozy museum embodying the very spirit of North Country Art. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY) is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates basket weavers, woodworkers, rug makers, folk musicians, and other traditional artists.
It would be nearly impossible to see all of the attractions of St. Lawrence County in just one day, like all of the unique vendors in downtown Canton, the Dairy Princess Pageant Parade, or families selling their home-grown foods at the Farmer’s Market. Perhaps the best part is the people who call the county their home.
The complete Progressive Farmer article is available atwww.progressivefarmer.com/farmer/bestplaces/top10.html.