Why Families are choosing to
call Peru home:
|Peru is a residential
agricultural community of 6,800 residents in northeastern New York,
approximately 75 miles south of Montreal, Canada, overlooking beautiful
Lake Champlain and the magnificent Adirondack Park. The Olympic Village
Lake Placid is only a 50-minute drive to the south.
Peru Central School is why many young families reside in our community.
One of the three largest school districts in the region, the district
has an excellent reputation for education quality, program depth, and
residents appreciate their community's excellent broadband coverage, a
regional food market, bank, credit union, pharmacy, insurance agencies,
hardware stores, farmer's markets, library, bakeries, gift shops,
excellent restaurants, convenience stores, and locally owned
the region's largest city, is a short 12-minute drive from the Peru
hamlet. It offers numerous manufacturing and high-tech jobs, an
international airport, shopping, cultural, and education opportunities,
including the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and Clinton
Community College. CVPH Medical Center, the region's largest health
facility, is also located in Plattsburgh.
families enjoy many recreational opportunities, including a beautiful
walking trail, two state parks, three town parks, and easy access to
biking, golf, fishing, and hunting. Other family activities include
weekly summer music concerts and monthly town markets at the expansive,
riverside Heyworth Mason Park. The Town of Peru also sponsors extensive
summer and fall youth sports programs and winter skiing.