Warren County, New York

Warren County, NY Real Estate, Warren County Area and Community Information

Warren County, New York, is located in the Adirondack Mountains in the east central part of the state. About 65,000 people call Warren County home. Queensbury is the county seat, while Glens Falls and Warrensburg are two of the larger communities in the county. Lake George is located at the southern tip of 32-mile-long Lake George, and it attracts many thousands of tourists and vacationers every summer.


The Mohawk Indians lived here when Father Isaac Joques explored the lakes and the mountains in the region in 1642. He was held by the Native Americans for awhile, but he got away and returned to his home in France. Lake George was named after the King of England at the time.

The area that today comprises Warren County was split off of Washington County in 1813. It was named in honor of Gen. Joseph Warren, a hero in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the War for Independence.

Parks and Recreation

Lake George is a body of water covering 28,160 acres. Boating, kayaking, canoeing and swimming are among the many water-based activities enjoyed by residents and visitors. Numerous tour boats operate on Lake George as well. In the 1960s, Lake George Park was established. It encompasses 300 sq-mi of land at the southern tip of Lake George.

Attractions and Activities

The Fort William Henry Museum is a major historic attraction. It was here in 1757 that the English surrendered to the French after a six-day siege. The siege was chronicled in James Fennimore Cooper's iconic novel, The Last of the Mohicans. The museum holds encampments that feature musket firings, 18th century cooking demonstrations and drills.


The Chamber Music Festival is held by the Luzerne Music Center every July. The center is well-known for its summer music camps. The 300-seat Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls hosts the Adirondack Theatre Festival every summer. It is actually a former Woolworth store located on Glen Street. The Glens Falls Symphony has established a 30-year history of classic repertoire enjoyed by the residents of Warren County.

Given the wide assortment of residential real estate in Warren County, it behooves a prospective Warren County home buyer to enlist the assistance of a professional Warren County real estate agent. Richard Waller can help to identify the Warren County NY real estate that might be of the greatest interest to you.

Nineteenth century Victorian Warren County homes offer buyers a chance to invest in historic Warren County real estate. There are also wonderful lakefront homes for sale in Warren County that will appeal tomthe most discriminating of buyers. A variety of newer Warren County homes for sale often include desired amenities like energy efficient systems, multi-car garages and gourmet kitchens. Rural Warren County properties often include significant acreage. You'll find the overall variety of Warren County NY homes to be impressive indeed.
Richard Waller
Richard Waller
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