Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Allegany County has a relaxed, unhurried way of life with a full menu of seasonal activities to choose from.

Outdoor recreation is popular in each of the four seasons enjoyed by Allegany County.


Welcomes fishing, canoeing, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, and golf. There are six golf courses within the county and more than 50 golf courses within a 90-minute drive.


Ushers in long days for hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, and picnicking, or participating in numerous organized softball leagues.


Is prime hunting season and also a time to admire the natural beauty of Allegany County’s colorful hillsides.


Is filled with cross-country skiing, ice skating, tobogganing, and snowmobiling. There are seven major ski resorts within a 50-mile radius.

By the Numbers

13 day care facilities
15 high schools
3 colleges & universities
2 hospitals
6 golf courses
2 recreational lakes
380 miles of snowmobile trails
16 rescue and ambulance squads
29 fire departments
25 active religious denominations

Housing costs in Allegany County are extremely competitive to anywhere in the nation, and with two hospitals,
residents have ready access to medical care.

Cost of living is 5% less than the national average.


Craig R. Clark, PE, PhD
Vice President Economic Development
Alfred State/Allegany County