Herkimer is a quiet, small village where everyone knows everybody. Perhaps the best part of living in Herkimer is the fact that everything is walking distance, which is advantageous if you don't drive. Take a short walk down Mohawk St to Yetty's Pizza, one of Herkimer's popular restaurants. Very delicious homemade pizza! And then take a short walk on Main St to Crazy Otto's Empire Diner which has been in business since the 1950's. The food is exceptionally delicious, excellent portions for a cheap price. It is very cheap to live in Herkimer. There isn't much of a nightlife scene, and the few bars that exist are spread out throughout the village.