Discover a place where heritage and natural beauty come together in the rolling foothills of the northern Catskills, the land of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. Home of Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Home to the Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. Come explore all that this beautiful County has to offer. The City of Oneonta also known as “City of the Hills” can be characterized as a friendly community -- one that is proud of its diversity, stability and beauty. With a population of just under 14,000 people, one of the City's finest attributes is its small town atmosphere. Residents and visitors alike are attracted to Oneonta because of its friendliness, its reputation as a great place to raise a family, its safety, and the overall perception that it is a family oriented community, "where everyone knows everyone else." Oneonta has two colleges, SUNY Oneonta which is ranked #49 on the US News & World Reports of best colleges 2009 and Hartwick College, a private liberal arts and science college. Both contribute greatly to the economy of Oneonta as well as the arts community across Otsego County. Cooperstown is truly a fascinating place. Located at the south end of Otsego Lake in Central New York State, it is at the heart of a splendid four-season recreational area. All the hospitality of the Lake, nearby skiing, an endless array of cultural activities, distinctive architecture, and tightly-knit but friendly villages, coexist here in a natural setting of exceptional beauty. Cooperstown is not the birthplace of baseball, but it is the Home of Baseball. And it is the birthplace of the Susquehanna, a wonderful river that winds through New York and Pennsylvania, reaching the sea via Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is proud to be the home of the Glimmerglass Opera, a nationally renowned company with an astonishing history that began in the seventies in a High School Auditorium. It has a proud community, and hundreds of dedicated people that thrive together, in business, in education, in agriculture, in medicine, in government, and in the arts. Whether your passion is baseball, golf, opera, museums, sailing or antiquing, you'll have a great time here in Cooperstown.