I bounced around the Finger Lakes region of New York state for a decade or two before I ended up in Auburn about 7 years ago. I feel proud to live in such an interesting place, rich with history and character.
One of the most interesting places in this town is Harriet Tubman's house. She was a leader on the "underground railroad," a secret network that tried to help slaves escape to safety from the states that still allowed slavery at that time. Currently this place is a museum.
Bring near to Owasco Lake and Seneca River, it's a great place for those who enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing. The scenery is beautiful. If you drive around, you'll find many parks and even a few wineries!
I wouldn't say there's a great selection of restaurants in this town. It's more of a diner type town. Nightlife is not there so much aside from standard type pub and bar settings. There are 2 playhouses here: Merry Go Round Playhouse and Auburn Public Theater. I'm happy to live in a place that supports the arts and also has a strong working-class element.