Located in upstate New York between the U.S./Canada border and Syracuse, the community of Copenhagen is one of the finest places in the Empire State to call home. With several nearby colleges, state forests and parks, Copenhagen is a diverse community that may be small, but boasts a lively, youthful presence. In fact, the median age in Copenhagen is around 30 years, more than 12 years younger than the New York state average, according to City-Data. With such promise for the future, many residents here are excited about their way of life. More than 59 percent of residents here are married and many people enjoy a short commute to work.
The areas around Lewis County date back to the early 1800s, when early pioneers ventured up the Black River in search of water power. The High Falls that are near Copenhagen were an exceptional source of power for residents and are still known as one of the most picturesque natural wonders in upstate New York. The soil is very fertile around Copenhagen, which lent itself to many agricultural ventures across the centuries, but the community has also had several businesses in the manufacturing sector. According to City-Data, the area is home to more than 800 people, and one of the main reasons why so many New Yorkers are choosing to live here is its affordability. The cost of living in Copenhagen is more than 3 points below the national average.
There are several state forests near Copenhagen, including Cobb Creek and Pinckney state forests. However, the most popular green space in the area is Lookout State Forest, a 3,900-acre preserve that is enjoyed by many Copenhagen residents due to its ample amenities for small game hunting, stream fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and woodland hiking.
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