Cambridge, NY is a town in Washington County that also contains part of a village by the same name. With a population of just over 2,000, it’s a classic close-knit community away from the hustle and bustle of major New York cities. Incorporated 1866, Cambridge was the former site of the world-famous Cambridge Hotel, where pie a la mode is said to have been invented. We know that Cambridge isn’t quite as famous as its Massachusetts twin. Take a closer look, though, and you’ll find plenty to love. In a small space, Cambridge packs plenty of natural beauty, history, and small town charm. Start shopping for homes for sale in Cambridge, NY.
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With nearly 800 households and 600 families residing in Cambridge, the town offers about 900 total housing units to choose from. About 40-60 of these are on the market at any one time. The median listing price for a single family home stands around $150,000.
The median annual household income here is about $47,000, with the median income for a family is topped at $50,000. Over 97% of local residents describe themselves as white, 0.84% as African-American, 0.37% as Native American, and 0.28% as Asian. Browse the newest real estate listings in Cambridge, NY.
The Cambridge Central School District is one of the most distinguished public school districts in New York. Its stellar academic performance consistently rates within the state’s top tier in annual rankings. Exceptional work in advanced placement classes—which provide high school students with college credit—won the district national recognition from the College Board. Find homes for sale in Cambridge by school distrct.
Cambridge has a wide range of employers in fast-growing industries. Healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and allied trades are all represented. The paper industry is a major economic driver, with Morcon, Valmet, and Essity all having offices or facilities near Cambridge. Short commutes are the norm here thanks to plentiful jobs within 30 minutes of home.
The Cambridge Historical Society maintains a small museum dedicated to the history of the local area, particularly its involvement in the Civil War. Situated in a historic home built in 1869, it houses an archival library and hosts historical recreations from the Civil War and World Wars.
Many people in Cambridge enjoy outdoor activities, with water sports easily accessible on the Battenkill River about 25 minutes away. This tributary of the Hudson is known for its excellent fly fishing. Guided river rafting excursions are available from many points near Cambridge.
Within a short drive of the town, you’ll find yourself on the shores of pristine Dead Lake, the area’s highest-rated lake thanks to its quiet solitude and terrific bass fishing. Go a bit further and you can hike Batten Kill State Forest. It sprawls over nearly 1,000 wooded acres, with a 2.5-mile trail at its heart.
Nestled away between picturesque little towns and in the midst of unspoiled land, Cambridge has been a New York secret for far too long. Now, it can be your own hideaway here in the Empire State. Coldwell Banker Prime Properties helps you find your dream home with personalized advice from experienced experts in the local housing market. Contact us to find out more today.