New York Retirement Information

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.

Living In New York

The weather is intimidating to some. The Climate of New York state is generally humid continental, and features significant variation over the years. Winter temperatures average below freezing during January and February but near freezing along the Atlantic coastline, while summerlike conditions prevail from June to August statewide.

Cold air damming east of the Appalachians leads to protracted periods of cloud cover and precipitation east of the range, primarily between October and April. On average, western New York is cloudier than southeast New York, much of it generated from the Great Lakes. Generally speaking, the winters are very cold.

Tornadoes Average of ten tornadoes a year
Thunderstorms Often during the summer
Hurricanes Almost every year
Earth quakes Extremely Rare
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges Major flooding
Mud Slides Rare
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes, heavy at times
Freezing Rain Yes
Cold Winds Yes
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