About Olean

Physicians in the Olean community are very respected, admired, and appreciated for their special work. It is truly a family centered and congenial place. Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Southwestern New York state, the city of Olean sits on the banks of the Allegheny River in close proximity to the 65,000-acre Allegany State Park, the largest park in the New York state park system. The countryside is a panorama of rolling farmland, forests and picturesque waterways; its wooded hilltops overlook valleys sculptured by glaciers of the Ice Age.

Olean is a wonderful place to work and raise a family. Olean is truly one of the friendliest cities anywhere, where neighbors still care about neighbors. The Olean area boasts superb secondary schools with nearby St. Bonaventure University with its Division 1 athletics program, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College. The region offers numerous recreational opportunities. Holiday Valley, one of the top ski resorts in the east, is just 25 minutes away. Kayaking on the Allegheny River is enjoyed by many while area lakes provide swimming, boating, fishing and sailing opportunities. The rolling hills and picturesque lakes provide a beautiful setting for numerous recreational pursuits including golf, boating, swimming, biking, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, skiing, and snowmobiling.

The NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabres play in nearby Buffalo and the Finger Lakes wine country is just an hour east of Olean. Also nearby is the Chautauqua Institution, a world renowned cultural center for the arts, education and life improvement, located on picturesque Chautauqua Lake.For more information on Olean, please visit www.cityofolean.com and the links below:

Welcome to Olean


Quality of Life

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