When we think of New York, images of crowded streets, honking taxis and towering skyscrapers come to mind. But there's another New York beyond the Big Apple.
Among the things that draw retiree to the state: natural beauty, cultural activities, and several international airports. Rural New York State has beauty with peace and quiet. Take a trip around the state to see how much it has to offer.
Income and property taxes are high in many areas and the cost-of-living in New York is 26% higher than the national average, with New York City being the singlemost expensive big city in the United States, and among the most expensive in the world.