How it Started
The City of Jamestown (population approximately 35, 000) is geographically located in Western New York State in the southern part of Chautauqua County. It is approximately one hour and a half-driving distance directly south of Buffalo, New York and approximately on hour northeast of Erie, Pennsylvania.
The area proudly boasts of beautiful country-side and landscapes and is know as an all-seasonal resort area offering a variety of year round activities at nearby ski resorts, state parks and lakes. A well know, turn of the century cultural development, the Chautauqua Institution, is located on the shore of nearby Chautauqua Lake offering education, cultural and entertainment opportunities to both area residents and vacationers.
Post secondary and graduate work can be pursued within commuting distance at nearby colleges and universities.
Unique for its size, Jamestown offers many of the advantages of larger cities while maintaining the charm of a small community.