Ten Reasons Why I Love My Community

I was born here and at the end of last year I purchased my first house here, so there must be a few reasons why I decided to stay. Here are my top ten:

  1. My community always gives back, even when times are tough. I serve on numerous boards within my community and have volunteered for a number of different organizations since high school and I have never seen so much raw thoughtfulness in any community as I have here in Cayuga County.
  2. We thrive on reviving downtown and nightlife entertainment. Our community cares and works hard at bringing back small businesses and downtown life so that there are events and places to go at night.
  3. The food. For being a relatively small community, we have some of the best food in the state. It definitely helps that we are part of the Finger Lakes Region.

    Doug's Fish Fry
    Photo taken by Felicia Franceschelli in Skaneateles, New York
  4. We care about the theater. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Auburn Public Theater, and Theater Mack… must I say more?
  5. My community supports the endeavors of young professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, benefits for troubled families and non-profits. They stand behind the other individuals in their community and support them through the ups and downs.
  6. It is home of some pronounced historic landmarks. Willard Chapel, Harriet Tubman, Seward House and Case Mansion being the most well-known.
  7. Our community cares about art. We have the Schweinfurth Art Gallery and the Finger Lakes Art Cooperative where a mix of students and professional artists can showcase their talent. At the Art Cooperative you can even purchase the pieces you like.
  8. The Drive-In. My community still has a drive-in movie theatre, which I went to and saw Despicable Me 2 at last year. The line to get in was over 1 mile long. The theatre had to open their expansion lot and still turn away over 100 cars. Seems like a good turn out to me.
  9. We support our high school sports teams. I have never seen a community come together to support a sports team like our community does. When our high school football team won the State Championship back in 2006, over 20,000 people from our county came to support the team at the Dome! This year when the Auburn Ice Hawks won the Sectional Championship, they made it to the playoff games for the quarter-finals for States. Again, thousands of individuals from the community made the 2 hour drive to Utica to support the team!

    Photo taken by Jeremy Houghtaling, The Citizen
    Photo taken by Jeremy Houghtaling, The Citizen
  10. Sense of family. I love my community because the people you meet here become your family. Cayuga County is a great place to have children and raise a family. I enjoyed growing up here and having the opportunity to receive a limitless education with all my teachers supporting my numerous projects and ever-changing ideas. I want to be able to give my children the same opportunity that I had.

Sooner than later,

The Tiny Professional

14 Comment

  1. Cayuga county sounds like a wonderful area – great post!

  2. Vicki F says:

    What a wonderful tribute to your community! Loved the photos, too!

  3. It is great that you have such a great “relationship” with your community. I think that being happy with the area you live is so important!

  4. kungphoo says:

    I think i have been up there a few times in the past.. I like small towns where everyone knows your name..

  5. Michele says:

    I also grew up in a small community. My Mom still lives there. There is nothing quite like small village life –I do miss it!

  6. Nice post, for the most part I enjoy mine too, just a few flaws but not too bad!

  7. Jhady says:

    Sounds like a great community you live in. I love my community too, being an immigrant my community made us feel at home.

  8. Sounds like a great place to live in! And there are so many good things in your community!

  9. Rosey says:

    It’s wonderful when you love where you are, for sure. I like that the school sports are so big. That must make the kids feel like a million bucks!

  10. Mom Blog says:

    That is so great, that you enjoy your community so much. I hate my hometown and NEVER want to live there again.

  11. Sounds like you live in an awesome community! Great post!

  12. That can be really hard to find. But it is fantastic that you found a community like that

  13. sounds like an amazing community and its really nice to know that you are so attached to your community :)

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