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Life on the Lake-Keuka Lake is a Great Place to Vacation and Live

3101 Lower West Lake Road, Jerusalem NYThe Finger Lakes Region of New York is currently enjoying a robust real estate market. Small, historic villages and everything from farmer’s markets, boating and fishing to lakefront properties and wineries is attracting buyers to the area.

The majority of the region is still considered a buyer’s market (more sellers than buyers which results in low home prices from this excess of supply over demand) but as lakefront homes increase in popularity, the Finger Lakes area is seeing an increase in home sales and upward trending sale prices. Home sale prices are increasing at an average rate of 9% per year and it is not uncommon to see property values near $1 million. However, sale prices can range anywhere from $20,000 to $2.8 million depending on location, acreage and type of home.

Keuka Lake is the most favored FingerLake destination of many people and has the largest number of lakefront home sales in the region. Wineries and vineyards, restaurants , a huge farm and craft market and the stunning vineyard-surrounded lake views are a big draw for buyers moving to the area. The largest town on Keuka Lake is Penn Yan at the northeastern branch of the lake. Branchport is located at the end of the northwestern branch and Hammondsport ,voted America’s Coolest Small Town, is at the southern end of the lake. Each town has its own unique characteristics and history and provides visitors and residents with plentiful opportunities for recreation and relaxation as well as business.

Check out these lakefront and Keuka Lake area homes for sale:

This is what Webster's Dictionary might have defined as "the Perfect Cottage"-http://www.century21sbarra.com/real-estate/ny/barrington/nysam/r228374/658-east-lake-road-barrington-ny-14527.html

20 feet of lake frontage for as little as $105,000! Located in Crooked Lake Park- http://www.century21sbarra.com/real-estate/ny/wayne/nysam/r246447/9249-bass-alley-wayne-ny-14840.html

Delightful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath,brick Victorian in Hammondsport.-http://www.century21sbarra.com/real-estate/ny/urbana/nysam/r248037/26-lake-st-urbana-ny-14840.html

Even if you’re not in the market to buy a home, the Finger Lakes region is a great place to plan a short getaway or an extended stay, no matter the season. There are so many lodging options from small cabins to luxurious B&Bs. Or why not try a great rental where you can have a whole house, right on the lake, for a few nights or a few weeks! Book now through Finger Lakes Getaways .

Other area attractions and links of interest:

Keuka College http://keuka.edu/

Fishing and Boating http://www.keukalake.com/boating.html

Hiking Trails http://www.keukaoutlettrail.com/ and State Parks http://nysparks.com/parks/67/details.aspx

Museums http://fingerlakesmuseum.org/ and Art http://www.fingerlakesartists.com/