Olcott Tourism, New York

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Olcott is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Newfane in Niagara County, New York, United States 14126. As of the 2010 census, this community population was 1,241. Most locals refer to it as Olcott Beach. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. Olcott is a lakeside community which is home to the deepest harbor on Lake Ontario west of Rochester, NY. The community is at the junction of East/West Lake Road (NYS Route 18) and Lockport-Olcott Road (NYS Route 78). Krull Park in the northeast part of the village, is the largest county-operated park in Niagara County. Olcott-Newfane Airport (D80) is located south of the village, but is closed indefinitely except for ultralight aircraft. Olcott was known for its Coney Island-like beach attractions and attracted tourists visiting nearby Niagara Falls, New York. Many of these attractions have closed, however, after the decline of the City of Niagara Falls and a prolonged economic downturn which has hard-hit all of Niagara County. Slowly, efforts are being made to bring back this economic prosperity that the region once saw, and so far has been a success in Olcott. Heritage tourism has become quite popular in Niagara County, and new festivals include the Olcott Pirate Festival as well as a famous car show that takes place during the summer. In 2012, Olcott Beach won the prestigious title of Ultimate Fishing Town in a contest sponsored by The World Fishing Network (WFN). Olcott Beach enjoys a superior reputation as a world-class fishing destination by sportsmen and hobbyists alike. The U.S. prize was awarded to Olcott Beach, and the Canadian prize was awarded to Hastings, Ontario, both located by the shores of Lake Ontario.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Olcott, which is a city in United States. The nearest major city to Olcott is Buffalo. Buffalo, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Darwin D Martin House, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Zoo. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Olcott.

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Facts and Stats for Olcott*

  • Pollution Statistics in Olcott

    Know the pollution level of Olcott before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Olcott: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Olcott for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Olcott.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 40 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
  • Living in Olcott - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.81 (High)
    • Pollution Index 13.79 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.14 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.94 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.37 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.4 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Olcott

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Olcott

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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