New York is a great place for people who are looking for a lakefront home. The state is populated with large and small lakes. This article will focus on two of the large lakes in the state. The advantage of buying a home on a large lake is that you don't have to become too involved in the homeowners association (if there is one) or micromanage issues regarding the lake (stocking with fish, dealing with trespassers, physical maintenance of the dams and river inlets). If you buy a house on a large lake, you can relax and enjoy the property without having to deal with too many headaches.
Lake Placid is located in the Adirondack Mountains region of New York. The area was home to the Winter Olympics. The lake is gigantic, approximately two thousand acres. However, it's also not too far from New York City, around a 4 hour drive. So, if you are looking for a summer home that you can drive too from the city, then this is a great place to consider.
The area is well known for having spectacular skiing runs, particularly Whiteface Mountain. This is a great area for people who want a location that they can also use during the winter when the temperature is too cold to enjoy the lake. You can use the house as a base to go skiing.
If you're looking for a lake that is really close to New York City, then Greenwood Lake is perfect. It's close enough to live there year-round and still commute to NYC. It's located in a village in Orange County, across the Hudson River. You can get there by taking either the George Washington Bridge, or the Tappan Zee Bridge. It's about 50 miles from New York City.
The community has lots of restaurants, bars, and stores. Motorboats are allowed on the lake, so this is the perfect spot if you want to have a motorboat that you want to take out on the lake on the weekends. Many small, private lakes have restrictions on motorboats, so it's an important point to consider if you're an avid boater.
The lake has a large beach located in the section of the lake that covers Warwick. Residents can purchase a discounted seasonal pass. The beach is really fun and great for people with kids. You can bring them to the beach every weekend during the summer. This will save you a several hour drive to the Jersey Shore or the beaches on Long Island. The beaches are also less crowded than the Jersey Shore or Long Island.