Opportunities for academic roles supporting family medicine residents, medical students and physician assistant students are available . The area boasts one of the largest 15k road races in the nation, 900 acres of city parks, a zoo, a large arts institute and museum,. affordable cost of living with some of the most attractive housing rates in the in the country.. Award winning public school system and low crime rates make the region and ideal place to raise a family.. Affordable cost of living with some of the most attractive housing rates in the in the country. [Delete Bullet] . Situated near the foothills of the Adirondacks, endless opportunities for outdoor activities including hiking, camping, boating, skiing and fishing are just a short ride away..