Gilboa is a town in the southern area of Schoharie County, just southwest of Albany, in the Catskill Mountains. Formed in 1848, the name comes from Mount Gilboa, an area in Israel referenced in the book of Samuel. The original site of the town was flooded in 1926, in order to build a dam, and the town was relocated and rebuilt just north of the reservoir that the flooding created. The new location is a beautiful area, and a great place to live and work. Start shopping for Gilboa, NY homes for sale.
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Gilboa is a great place for adult professionals with families. It has a population of around 1,100 people, with the median age being 54. The median home price is $250,000, or $184 per square foot, and the median household income is just under $58,000. The area is 90% white, 3% Asian, 2% Latino or Hispanic, 1% African American, and 2% mixed race. Browse the newest real estate listings in Gilboa, NY.
The Gilboa area is served by the Gilboa-Conesville Central School District. The district consists of one school, with a little over 300 students, serving grades K-12. It's a small school, but that affords it a student to teacher ratio of 13 to 1, allowing the teachers to devote more time and effort to each student. The school also has a thriving athletic department, with teams for soccer, basketball, golf, and more.
Gilboa is also near to SUNY Cobleskill—an agriculture and technology-based university, which provides hands on experience for everything from restaurants to child development centers to fish hatcheries. Find homes in Gilboa by school district.
There are all sorts of jobs available in Gilboa, in a variety of different fields. The largest industries include government, education, and building and contracting. There are also positions available in the legal field, the financial sector, and retail and food service.
There's plenty to see and do in Gilboa. The Gilboa Museum and Nicholas J. Juried History Center is a small facility right next to the oldest forest on the planet. The museum proudly displays a number of fascinating fossils from the forest, and gives a bit of background about the area's history.
Gilboa is also right near Mine Kill State Park. Right on the reservoir, it's a great place for fishing, as well as kayaking, motor boating, and other aquatic activities. For swimming, the area also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, which is available free to the public. And there are plenty of hiking trails in the area too, as well as outdoor sports, including disc golf.
If you're looking for places to eat around Gilboa, try Clarks Restaurant and Bar, for simple but delicious home cooked food. There are also plenty of cafes, diners, bistros, barbecue places, and much more.
This is just a sample of what this town has to offer. If you're ready to make Gilboa your new home, contact us to learn more about the area, and let us help you find your dream house.