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Why choose Franklin County NY?

Adirondack BywayFranklin County brings together the spectacular unspoiled wilderness of the Adirondacks with thriving towns and cozy villages scattered throughout.  Situated in New York's northernmost region with our Canadian neighbors right next door, Franklin County is a wonderful blend of people and ideas from across the United States and Canada.  Add to that an unsurpassed quality of life and you have an unbeatable combination.

An isolated region?  Not a chance!  While Franklin County offers a more relaxed lifestyle in an unspoiled setting, it is surprisingly accessible.  Located on an international border, it is an easy drive to Ottawa, Canada's National Capital or, to the old world charm of cosmopolitan Montreal.

There's more.  With a broad U.S. Route 11 bisecting the County, a leisurely drive east takes you to Plattsburgh, Burlington, Vermont and two Interstates, and to the west - Watertown and Interstate I-81 to Syracuse and beyond.

Housing costs are surprisingly affordable with choices ranging from executive homes to rambling ranch styles with plenty of room to stretch out.  What's more, you can choose to live in urban centers like Malone or, enjoy a more rural setting in one of the many villages that dot the region.  Lakefront?  Mountain view?  Franklin County brings you those choices and more.