Union Springs : New york

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What it's Like to Retire in Union Springs

Union Springs is a very small town on Cayuga Lake of the Finger Lakes region in New York, with a population of about 1,500. The setting on the lake is perfectly beautiful. Syracuse and Ithaca are the nearest cities. Photo of Aerial Vew of Union Springs on Cayuga Lake courtesy of Wikipedia and Joe Mabel.


Where to Retire in Union Springs and Home Prices

Home prices are are hard to peg because this is such a small village. Prices in 2012 ranged from a low $60,000 to a high of $160,000. Homes on the water can be more.  There are active adult communities in the area. City-Data.com reports the median sale price in late 2014 was about $140,000.


What is special about Union Springs

Union Springs offers a beautiful location right on one of the Finger Lakes

What is not special about Union Springs

It's a very small town, and even smaller in winter. Bring your down parka for the winters.

Who will like retirement in Union Springs

Hardy people who like living on a beautiful lake.

Local economy is driven by


Climate and Physical Environment

The beautiful finger lakes region of northwestern New York.  Average temperatures in January are in the low 20's, average snowfall also in the 20's

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

 There are seasonal events and activities throughout the Finger Lakes region; It is wine country with many wineries offering tours and festivals.



Union Springs has a low crime rate.


Medical facilities

Nearest hospital is in Auburn, about 10 miles


Ithaca is the closest airport about 34 miles from Union Springs, the nearest international airport is Syracuse Hancock International Airport, 46 miles miles away. 


Valuable Links

Union Springs

Guide to New York State retirement
City-data page for Union Springs


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  • State: NY
  • Environment: Rural,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 0 -20
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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