Located in southern Herkimer County, the village of Herkimer and its surrounding communities are part of the Mohawk Valley region, with the cities of Little Falls to the east, and Utica and Rome to the west. The area is made up of family-oriented communities comprised of small towns and villages offering a full range of services and amenities in a relaxed setting. The area boasts of a low-cost of living and good quality of life.
Herkimer is located within a four-hour drive of New York City, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Toronto, Boston and Montreal. The Adirondacks, one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful parks, offers recreational opportunities year-round, from skiing to camping and hiking the high peaks, just one hour away. Within a similar driving distance are the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown), the New York State Fair (Syracuse), and the Turning Stone Casino and Resort (Verona). Opportunities to enjoy the performing arts are within comfortable driving distances in all directions.
Within Herkimer County, state accredited schools include 10 public school districts, private and parochial schools, as well as the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Herkimer College is the only college located in Herkimer County; however, the region is home to 25,000 college students on 11 campuses, the closest being SUNY PI (formerly SUNYIT), Utica College, Mohawk Valley Community College and Utica School of Commerce.
Remington Arms is the largest employer in Herkimer County, with other large employment sectors including the service industries, healthcare and civil service. The Mohawk Valley is looking to the future by investing time and resources to train the workforce in target industries like manufacturing, information technology, health care and financial services. Some of the most cutting edge technology, including nanotechnology and micro-chip manufacturing, are moving forward in the Mohawk Valley. “Nano Utica” at SUNY PI, a $1.5 billion nanotechnology research and development hub, is projected to create more than 1,000 new high tech jobs in the near future.