I moved to Plattsburgh in 1991 after accepting a position as a history professor at the university there. It's actually a very appropriate place for a history buff. Being located on Lake Champlain, it was a key port city and the hub of trading for hundreds of years. You can learn about this rich history at several educational centers including The War of 1812 Museum and the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum.
The winters can be severe here, and the summers are gorgeous. The lake is so huge, there's always a pleasant breeze. Several parks line the lakes such as Point Au Roches State Park. The natural surroundings here are wonderful. If you love outdoor activities, you'll love Plattsburgh.
Additionally, Plattsburgh is near the Canadian border, the Adirondack region, the nation's 2nd largest nature preserve. It's also near Burlington, VT, also a wonderful culturally diverse city. If you like to be involved in community activities here, there are plenty of options, especially geared towards family and kids.
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Housing question???I will be moving to Plattsburgh soon got a job there. I am single and want to live in an apt. Don't want a large house. Need some advice and suggestions on where to look for them, what are some good areas to live and average rent. I checked into apartment finder websites but did not find much. Also want to live away from the student community, if possible. …