The Mohawk Valley Region

Nestled between the Catskill Mountains and the Adirondacks, the Mohawk Valley is a growing, thriving region.  There is major economic development occurring in Oneida County with the construction of the Wynn Hospital, the Nexus Entertainment Center, new high-tech businesses moving and great new restaurants.  This region of Central New York is undergoing a major renaissance.

Here’s some of the benefits of joining our community:

Affordable Living

The Mohawk Valley offers an affordable cost of living and has some of the most attractive housing rates in the country. This paired with its award winning public school systems and low crime rates make the region an ideal place to raise a family[PC1] .

Educational Opportunity

Opportunities for higher education are abundant in the Mohawk Valley. Local colleges and universities offer a wide-range of two-year, four-year and graduate level programs. Utica is also part of New York’s Tech Valley.


The Utica area offers a large 15K annual road race, 900 acres of city parks, a zoo, a large arts institute and historical sites in the city and nearby towns.

Within Oneida County to Utica’s west is Rome, which includes attractions such as museums and the site where the Erie Canal began.

The Adirondack Mountains are only an hour drive to the north and the Catskill Mountains are located to the south. Sports and recreation in the area include hiking, mountain biking, boating, golfing and fishing.

Arts and entertainment are at their best in the Mohawk Valley including highly acclaimed museums (Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Oneida Community Mansion House, Utica Children’s Museum) – plus theaters (The Stanley Center for the Arts that presents Broadway Theatre League shows, among others), and the Utica Memorial Auditorium, a 3,860-seat multi-purpose venue with a capacity of 5,700 for concerts and sporting events. It is the home arena of the Utica Comets, the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils.

Also known as “the city that loves refugees,” Utica is home to more than 40 nationalities and offers extraordinary dining options that include Bosnian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Caribbean and more choices for the adventurous. Utica is also home to F.X. Matt Brewing Company, the fourth oldest family-owned brewery in the United States.