MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at Upstate New York, an area known for its rich history and natural beauty.
“The Empire State”
Although there is no official boundary for upstate New York, most definitions of the region include all areas but New York City and Long Island. New York state, as a whole, has the third-largest economy in the United States, trailing only California and Texas. Though much of that comes from New York City, Upstate New York also contributes its fair share. Healthcare, agriculture, and tourism are all major players in the state’s economy.
An estimated six million people live in Upstate New York, with Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and the capital Albany being the main metropolitan areas. However, residents can choose urban, suburban, small-town, or country living. The cost of living here is dramatically lower than in New York City, and unlike the Big Apple, your best mode of transportation is a personal car.
Many residents settle in the region’s more rural areas, enjoying vast natural attractions such as mountains, lakes, and rivers. For those living in the city, Niagara Falls, the Catskill Mountains, Lake Placid, and other popular destinations are just a short drive away.
Top Cities and Attractions:
Buffalo / Niagara Falls The second-largest city in the state, Buffalo sits on Lake Erie and is ranked fourth by American Style on its list of top art destinations. Known as Tree City for its many city parks, Buffalo is just 20 minutes north of Niagara Falls State Park. Open 365 days a year, visitors can go hiking, use interactive exhibits and see the famous Niagara Falls, a group of three waterfalls that span the border of Ontario, Canada, and the state of New York.
Albany New York’s Capital City is considered the heart of the state’s Tech Valley, with world-class museums. Visit the Capitol, constructed between 1867 to 1899 and considered one of the most beautiful. The New York State Museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art, and the Opalka Gallery are just some of the many museums to visit.
Rochester The fourth-most populous city in the state, Rochester is known for its culture and is home to one of the most prestigious conservatories in the world – the Eastman School of Music.
Syracuse “Salt City” is known for Syracuse University, the New York State Fair, and snow. In fact, Syracuse gets 124 inches of snow a year, making it the snowiest city in the U.S. and the fifth snowiest city in the world.
Cooperstown Perfectly situated between the Adirondacks and the Catskills is Cooperstown. Home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown is also known for its Farmer’s Museum, Glimmerglass State Park, and small-town living. The Hall of Fame officially opened in 1939 and exhibits every piece of baseball memorabilia a fan could dream of seeing.
Lake Placid Located in the Adirondacks, Lake Placid has what it likes to call “Olympic-sized scenery. This mountain town was home to the 1980 Olympics and is ideal for hiking, biking, boating, or ziplining.
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