I’ve lived in Jamestown for a few years now and I will say, I personally love it here, and for more than one reason. I’m a pan outdoors kinda guy and with Chautauqua Lake minutes away, there are ample opportunities to get outside throughout the year. It’s easy to see that a lot of the churches in the area as well as community centers really are investing in the town. It’s small, but packs a big punch.
Cost of living is very low, the community is filled with wonderful people that are often super supportive. There are farms and and woodlands along the lake, great for camping or hiking. Of course, because of the water, there are many chances to go out boating, fishing and in the winter, skiing and ice skating.
Where amenities are concerned, the city is growing, there have been an influx in more shops and cafes that transform the town. It’s a slow one, nothing like the city but something I deep,y enjoy.