Lake Placid FAQ
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - Lake Placid, New York
Q. Where is Lake Placid located?
A. Lake Placid is located in New York State, near the south end of the lake with the same name, in the Essex County.
Q. What others areas are located within Essex County?
The Essex county comprises several villages towns an cities, including Bloomingdale, Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Essex, Jay Keene, Keene Valley, Keeseville, Lake Placid, Lewis, Minerva, Mineville, Moriah, Moriah Center, New Russia, Newcomb, North Hudson, Olmstedville, Paradox, Port Henry, Schroon Lake, Severance, Ticonderoga, Upper Jay, Westport, Willsboro, and Wilmington.
Q. Is there any available overview on Lake Placid geographic facts?
A. Geographically, Lake Placid is a total area of 3.9 km▓ (1.5 mi▓) at 44░17'8" North, 73░59'7" West.
Q. What is the estimated driving time to get there?
A. From New York City, 5 hours; from Albany 2 1/2 hours; from Buffalo 5 1/2 hours; from Syracuse 3 1/2 hours; from Rochester 4 1/2; from Boston, Hartford and Springfield, 5 hours. The driving times from Canada are 2 hours from Montreal, 3 hours from Ottawa, and 5 1/2 hours from Toronto. To verify the driving time from your area we suggest you use an online map tool or ask the Lake Placid's Visitors Bureau.
Q. How can I contact them?
A. By phone, mail, online and paying a visit when you get there:
Lake Placid, Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau
2610 Main Street Suite 2,
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Tel: 518-523-2445 Fax: 518-523-2605
1-8 0 0- 4 4 P L A C I D (1-800-447-5224)
Q. Could you provide me some demographic facts?
A. Lake Place has a total population of 2,638 people, as of the census 2000. It was estimated that 604 families were residing in this place, a total of 1,303 households, and 1,765 housing units at an average density of 493.8/km▓ (1,280.1/mi▓). Total Crime Index is 20.
Q. What is Lake's Placid racial makeup?
A. 95.75% of the total population is White, 0.91% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 0.91% Asian, 0.68% African American, 0.57% Pacific Islander, 0.45% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 1.44% from 2 or more races.
Q. How is the local economy?
A. It was estimated that medium income for a single household within Lake Placid was $28,239 as of the Census 2000. Median family income was $43,042. The annual income of male residents was $26,585 and women's income was only $21,750. The annual per capita income was of $18,507, which means that 13.2% of the total population was below the poverty line.
Q- Can you name education facilities in the zone?
A- Lake Placid Central School, National Sports Academy, North Country School, St. Agnes Parochial School, Lake Placid High School, Lake Placid Public Library, Lake Placid Alumni Association and the Headstart Program.
Q- When were the Winter Olympic Games held?
A- Lake Placid has been home of the Olympic Games twice, the first in 1932, then again in 1980.
Q- Are there any remarkable local records resulting from these competitions?
A- This was the first location in America hosting 2 Olympic games, once in 1932, with Jack Shea winning 2 gold medals at the same time, and during the 1980 games, the U.S. Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union by a score of 4-3. This game was noted as one of the greatest moments in sports history, even referred as "the miracle on ice". In addition, both editions featured legendary Olympians competing, such as Billy Fiske, in the four-person bobsled competition, and Sonja Henie, in figure skating.
Q. Is Lake Placid a Winter-only sports destination?
No, most of the sports you are expecting are playable at the village. Furthermore, Lake Placid is the home of several American sports governing bodies, including the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, the U.S. Luge Association, as well as the U.S. Kayak and Canoe teams.
Q. Sports and more sports, what about any other type of attractions?
A. There are many things to see and enjoy. Of remarkable interest is the Lake Placid Institute for Arts and Humanities, comprising many different activities.
Q. Are there any celebrity names associated to this place?
A. American singer Kate Smith, known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America", had a summer home in Lake Placid for many years.
Q. Are the weather conditions extreme?
A. Lake Placid is nestled in the northeastern portion of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with heavy winter snows, but a pleasant summer climate, characteristic of its continental climate. Spring temperatures range between 30 to 60║ F, Summer temperatures are around the mid 70║ F dropping below 50║ F. During the Fall climate begins to drop with temperatures in the mid 20║ F and rarely rising to 60¬ F. Winter season is frigid with low temperatures on average, usually 0║ on average and rising up to 20║ F occasionally. The index of annual precipitation is 39.83%
Q. Does Lake Placid have shopping facilities?
A. The Lake Placid and High Peaks Region have a setting of alpine shopping village streets displaying from hand-made crafts to high-tech outdoor gear.
Q. In terms of relocating, are there any facilities?
A. There are many but it all depend on your needs. The average home price in Lake Placid is $250,000, but houses range from $120,000 to $5,000,000, and there are many types of properties available, including residential, single family, commercial, lots and land, waterfront, town homes and condominiums.
Q. What should I do if I have an emergency?
A. Call the corresponding emergency service, area code 518.
- Local Police
Lake Placid, 523-3306
- Fire Department:
Port Henry, 873-6333
Crown Point, 597-3700
Schroon Lake, 532-7711
Au Sable Forks, 647-5585
Ticonderoga, 911 in 585-exchange or 585-3456
Lake Placid, 911 in 523-exchange or 523-2535
Adirondack Medical Center, Lake Placid, 523-3311
Moses Ludington Hospital, Ticonderoga, 585-2831
Schroon Lake Health Center, 523-7120
Elizabethtown Community Hospital, 873-6377