Cayuga County Lifestyle

Sailboat on Cayuga Lake near a dock

Cayuga County blends

  • traditional values
  • modern technology
  • economic diversity
  • an abundance of natural resources
  • and cultural heritage

These attributes contribute to our exceptional quality of life.

This quality of life combined with

  • a strong work ethic
  • highly competitive cost of living
  • excellent schools
  • and a low crime rate

sustains our diverse economy of industry, commerce, tourism, and agriculture. Cayuga County is distinguished by a rural charm with a sophisticated flair and that’s why it’s a terrific place to live, work, and play.

Auburn ranked #1 in the Northeast Region—and #18 in the Nation by Forbes magazine for the “best small city to raise a family.”

For Locals and Visitors Alike

Cayuga County offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, outdoor activities range from golfing and boating to biking and hiking. Entertainment activities range from festivals to Broadway-style theatrical shows and historical venues. In Cayuga County, there’s always something to see or do—or taste—in the area. Sip award-winning wines at local wineries and taste fresh, gourmet cuisine made with ingredients straight from area farms. Drink in the breathtaking scenery on a long drive or on a lakeside stroll, and keep your eye out for a stunning sunset—its all part of the Cayuga County experience.

Below is a list of endorsed Chamber members.