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Skaneateles: The Historic NY Village With the Unique Name

About 20 miles southwest of Syracuse is the historic Village of Skaneateles. Set on a jewel-clear lake, Skaneateles is home to a thriving residential and business community, and host to thousands of visitors and vacationers each year. It is also well known for its school district, which provides an excellent, well-rounded education to students, preparing them for both college and the real world. If you're in the market for a Central New York home, Skaneateles might be just the right fit for you and your family!

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Skaneateles, NY: Where You Belong

As part of the Finger Lakes region, Skaneateles (Skan-ee-atlas) is an Iroquois word meaning long lake and it's just that, a 16 mile stretch of one of the cleanest lakes in the country. You feel a sense of belonging here - whether it's to raise a family, build a business, escape for a weekend or stay for the season.


Fantastic Schools

Give your child the best education possible. Skaneateles is well-known for its school district. Not only helping the children thrive in a classroom setting, the schools also help prepare them for college and their future!

Skaneateles at a Glance


  • Population: 7,176
  • Average Home Value: $290,100

Travel Times

  • Syracuse: 35 minutes
  • Airport: Syracuse Hancock International Airport: 35 minutes

Skaneateles Attractions

Popular Recreational Attractions and Community Events You Won't Want to Miss

Outdoor Summer Fun

Outdoor Summer Fun

On Friday nights in the summer, park your boat and throw a blanket on the lawn in front of the Gazebo in Clift Park for a live band performance. How about a polo game on Sunday? Skaneateles historic ambiance still attracts tourists for their boat excursions, inns, restaurants and spas, as well as the lovely boutiques and specialty shops.

Boat Show

Antique & Classic Boat Show

Skaneateles is home to the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show in July, and you won’t want to miss the “Old-Fashioned Dickens Christmas” with actors in period-costumes, performing on the streets. And there's so much more. Parks with playgrounds, jogging paths, basketball and tennis courts - even ice skating. Sidewalks festooned with flowers and dotted with park benches. A scenic pier for strolling, fishing and people-watching. A fascinating museum. A cozy public library with a walk-in gallery of works by the late Skaneateles artist John Barrow.

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Hot-Air Balloons

Take a hot-air balloon ride for breathtaking views of Skaneateles and the surrounding area...or get a closeup view on a bicycle. For a view from the lake, there’s dinner cruises, or take a ride on the mail boat. Take a step back in time and visit a water-powered mill that has been in continuous operation since 1823. There’s just so much to see and enjoy here.

Skaneateles Real Estate

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