Second Homes

5 houses for sale in Skaneateles, NY, a small town in the Finger Lakes Region

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 15, 2021 - 9:30AM

This five bedroom, four bath is listed for $599,000. 

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Skaneateles, New York, surrounds the northern tip of one of the 11 major lakes in the Finger Lakes Region, making this small town a popular destination for outdoor activities like hiking, boating, and biking, thanks to a 32-mile path along the banks of Skaneateles Lake.

There’s a walkable downtown area where you’ll find local eateries like Lake House Pub, Doug’s Fish Fry, and Skaneateles Bakery. You’ll also find upscale boutiques, art galleries, and several parks including Clift Park, Thayer Park, and nearby Austin Park. Bahar Nature Preserve & Carpenter Falls is also nearby. 

If you want to buy a house here, the median sales price is $443,500, according to There are less than 30 houses on the market but there’s some variety including several houses on the water with lake access and some in rural areas.

Sounds appealing? Here are five houses for sale in the area including an 1800s Colonial. 

23 State St.

This four bedroom, three bath is listed for $525,000. The 1800s house features hardwood floors, built-ins, shutters, moldings, a gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and a large backyard. 

4755 Amerman Rd.

This five bedroom, four bath is listed for $599,000. The house has refinished hardwood floors, moldings, oversized windows, high ceilings, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, central air, a laundry room, basement, a fenced-in backyard, and new roof and electrical. 

127 East Genesee St. 

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $669,000 after a $30,000 cut. The renovated Cape Cod features a spiral staircase, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, moldings, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, central air, a mudroom, full basement, backyard, and attached garage. 

1125 Wagon Wheel Dr. 

This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $1,749,500. The waterfront house has lake access, moldings, oversized windows, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, central air, an office, mudroom, a patio with a fireplace, large yard, and finished basement.  

2180 West Lake Rd.

This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $1,995,000 after a $300,000 cut. The waterfront house has three acres, high ceilings, built-ins, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, skylights, decks, exposed brick, three fireplaces, and a basement. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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