Living in Chautauqua County is both affordable and enjoyable. The median home value is just $85,500 and a variety of housing options are available from historic Victorian and Colonial architecture to new suburban housing developments and downtown apartment and loft-style facilities. Residents enjoy picturesque landscapes and quaint villages, as well as the nearby amenities of big city life. From any point in Chautauqua County you are never far from a body of water. There is easy access to many waterways including recreation and lake front living along Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake, Findley Lake, and the Cassadaga Lakes as well as a number of other inland streams and rivers. Seasonal housing options range from upscale condominiums to quaint cottages. Whether you’re looking for a small city lifestyle, a suburban neighborhood, village ambiance, or country living, you will find just the right home here in Chautauqua County.
With four hospitals and a strong network of human service organizations, Chautauqua County residents and visitors have ready access to first class health care. UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown is the largest hospital in Chautauqua County and the first in New York State to become affiliated with the world-class University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, with a broad array of services from emergency care to maternity, imaging, robotic surgery, and more. Brooks-TLC Hospital System provides excellent care in Dunkirk and offers emergency and other services in Irving. As an affiliate of Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, PA, Westfield Memorial Hospital is connected to a network of the highest quality regional physician specialists, advanced technologies, and highly skilled compassionate caregivers.
Caring and skilled physicians and other medical practitioners are readily available through private offices and urgent care facilities, allowing patients to receive personalized and high quality care when they need it, including urgent care facilities.
In addition, a number of facilities throughout Chautauqua County provide multiple levels of care for the elderly. Programs include everything from independent living for seniors to assisted living, to nursing home care and specialized treatment for dementia patients. Adult day programs and respite care are available as well.
Chautauqua County is also home to a wide array of human service programs which assist local residents who may be seeking quality childcare, youth development programs, in-home care for adults, and a range of day and residential services for the developmentally disabled.