Basketball Legend Buys Stunning $5M Lakefront Estate in Upstate NY!

My dad was born in Syracuse but got married and had kids in Albany - and even though I wasn't born in Central NY, I've paid my fair share of visits out that way.

The first Syracuse men's basketball game I went to was back in the mid-1980s.  It was a rivalry game versus Georgetown and I remember sitting in the Carrier Dome - from seats that seemed like 1/2 a mile away - amidst of sea of orange and blue.  I've been hooked on SU hoops ever since.  I was about 12 or 13 when I went to my first game, and back then it felt as if Coach Boeheim had been there for decades.  I'm 49 now - Coach is 77 and still doing his thing.

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I'm happy for Coach Boeheim and his wife Julie.  They are staples in Upstate and Central New York - and have done so much for their community.   Even at the ripe young age of 77, Orange coach Jim Boeheim still has the fire and passion he did 35 years ago and no active coach has more wins.

Jim Boeheim, who has been at Syracuse University since he enrolled as a Freshman in 1962 has been either a player or a coach there for 60 years, is currently the winningest active head coach in Division 1 Men's Basketball.

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And as he rides out his last 5, 10, or even 15 years as the head coach of SU basketball, the Boeheim family appears perfectly content staying here in New York based upon the September purchase of this stunning $5M property about 30 miles southwest of Syracuse on Skaneateles Lake that features:

  • 2.5 acres of pristine well-manicured grounds w/ 211’ of private shoreline w/ pebbled beach.
  • In-ground pool w/ spa
  • A 3-level main house and an additional quaint guest cottage
  • The kitchen, dining area & great room are adorned with soaring ceilings and a Rumford fireplace.
  • Incredibly picturesque and beautiful views of the gardens and lake

Inside a $5M Estate- New Home to Winningest Celeb in Upstate NY!

Upstate NY legend and college basketball's most successful head basketball coach Jim Boeheim along with his wife Julie recently plunked down a cool $5M on this sprawling lakefront estate in Upstate New York. When it comes to basketball, few know more than the winningest coach in NCCA history, judging by their spectacular new digs, the Boeheim's know a thing about real estate too!

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Drone Captures Images of the Breathtaking Lake George Ice Castles

Many in our area are excited for another season in the Adirondacks and the Lake George Ice Castles. Set to open for the season later this Winter, this year's exhibit
the Ice Castles will be expanded and enhanced in year two, and some of the significant additions include, an ice bar, whimsical winter characters for meet-and-greets, and new light features according to Town officials.

This magical display debuted last winter in the ADKs and is set to open later this year, and weather permitting, it will run through the entire 2023 Winter Season.
Check out these spectacular drone photos taken above the Lake George Ice Castles by the Adirondack Drone Company in Crowne Point. These images were taken last winter and showcase the sheer, sparkling beauty of these icy gems - quickly becoming one of Upstate's most-beloved attractions.


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