Why Families are choosing to call Peru home:
Peru is a residential and 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's 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 businesses.
 The 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 sports offerings.

Peru's 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.


Plattsburgh, 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.