Skaneateles Lifestyle

The quintessence of luxury and comfort on the shores of a majestic lake

Welcome to Skaneateles

The quintessence of luxury and comfort on the shores of a majestic lake


Skaneateles stands out as a place with it all when it comes to lifestyle. Elegance, luxury, tranquility, and tradition converge in this town. A thriving community has developed on the shores of the lake, and Skaneateles has become the quintessential destination for those looking for a new place to call home.


Thousands of people from all over the country are drawn to the natural beauty and eclectic mix of elements that make Skaneateles a one-of-a-kind destination. The country charm mixed with comfort, intimate vibe, and the beauty of the lake is enough to steal the hearts of those who look to this town in hopes of settling down in a place as wonderful as Skaneateles.



What to Love

  • Award-winning school district
  • Big city amenities without the hustle and bustle of a big city itself
  • Fertile soils for the development of farms and vineyards
  • Wide variety of recreational sailing activities

Local Lifestyle

Recreational sailing activities are a fundamental element in the lifestyle of Skaneateles residents, as the lake provides stunning natural scenery and attracts residents and visitors alike to enjoy the wide variety of events and recreational activities that occur in its waters and on its shores.


The inn industry also plays an essential role for the residents of Skaneateles. Inns such as the Mirbeau and the Sherwood are widely recognized and offer world-class service, which has made them so popular with residents and visitors, the latter flocking each year to enjoy the elegant and relaxing atmosphere of these great inns.


Farms and vineyards have become part of the Skaneateles' culture and lifestyle in recent years due to the fine lands and fertile soils encompassing Skaneateles' territory. This has greatly benefited the town and added to the country vibe, making it attractive to those wishing to settle down and start a winery or farming business.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Skaneateles boasts an outstanding distilling industry. Historically, the town has been home to some of the most important 19th-century distillers in the USA. However, today, Last Shot Distillery stands as the unbeatable benchmark in Skaneateles. Last Shot uses only locally grown produce for its spirits, giving it a unique flavor that is impossible to match.


Day-to-day shopping can be a headache, especially when you don't know where to go. Luckily for the residents of Skaneateles, Drooz and Company have them covered. This modern general store has everything you need for your day-to-day shopping; best of all, the store rotates its stock according to the season.


Skaneateles is full of sweet spots, but who says something can't be even sweeter? Skaneateles Bakery is the ideal option if you are looking for bakery sweets, donuts, cupcakes, muffins, or a smoothie. Notably, Skaneateles Bakery is a family-owned business run by a few residents. A reliable example of the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in this beautiful town.



Things To Do

Clift Park is a must for lovers of nature and outdoor activities. It is also the ideal place to take a dip and swim in the lake. It should be noted that this is only allowed in season and as long as the weather allows it.


If you are a fan of hiking, Skaneateles is home to one of the most interesting historical trails in the entire county. The Charlie Major Nature Trail is a trail on the old Skaneateles railway line; along the trail, you can see the remains of the railway line and other historic buildings dating back to the early 19th century. Also, it has some beautiful picnic spots to enjoy the relaxing vibe and fresh air.



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Overview for Skaneateles Lifestyle, NY

2,542 people live in Skaneateles Lifestyle, where the median age is 60.7 and the average individual income is $95,818. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

60.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Skaneateles Lifestyle, NY

Skaneateles Lifestyle has 1,261 households, with an average household size of 1.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Skaneateles Lifestyle do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,542 people call Skaneateles Lifestyle home. The population density is 1,786.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

47.4 / 52.6%

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Schools in Skaneateles Lifestyle, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Skaneateles Lifestyle. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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State Street Intermediate School
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Skaneateles Middle School
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Skaneateles Senior High School
9th - 12th

Around Skaneateles Lifestyle, NY

There's plenty to do around Skaneateles Lifestyle, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Village Bottle Shop, Last Shot Distillery, and Heart 'n Hand Bakery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.12 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.57 miles 15 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.93 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 2.79 miles 44 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.57 miles 16 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.11 miles 28 reviews 4.8/5 stars

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