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The town of Lake Placid is nestled among the Adirondack Mountains and named after a nearby lake.

Lake Placid has been a year-round resort destination for over 100 years with spectacular mountain scenery, heavy winter snows and a mild summer climate.

The town hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games.

Lake Placid, New York
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Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Lake Placid ranks high in crime and natural hazards risk. Lake Placid ranks low in taxes, medical care and demographic diversity.

For more detailed town facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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