We are excited to show you Glenville! Glenville is a town of about 30,000 people in Schenectady County, an eastern New York county near the New Hampshire border. Known for colonial landmarks, it has a total area just over 50 square miles. Many people enjoy the relaxing pace of Glenville while working in economic hubs like Schenectady or Albany.
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Glenville’s 30,000 residents make up more than 11,000 households and about 8,000 families. More than 97% of residents describe themselves as white. Other groups make up less than a percent each, while Hispanic or Latino of any background are about 1.2% of the population. The median household income is over $52,000, while the median family income stands at $62,000 or so.
The local real estate market includes around 12,000 housing units, of which anywhere from 150-200 are for sale at any given time depending on season. Prices vary greatly by amenities, lot size, and location, so there truly is something for everyone. Home buyers searching for a 3-bed and 1-bath or 2-bath home should budget $150,000 to maximize their opportunities in Glenville. That said, it’s not unusual to find prime properties for as little as $90,000. Those in need of updating may go for as little as $60,000. Browse the newest real estate listings in Glenville, NY.
Glenville is divided between four prestigious public school districts. These include Scotia-Glenville, Burnt Halls-Ballston Lake, Greater Amsterdam, and Niskayuna Central. These are known for their small class sizes, strong extracurricular programs, and college preparation.
Thanks to its position between two major New York cities, Glenville stands at the crossroads of several universities. Within a short drive, students will find Union College, Schenectady County Community College, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Albany, and several others. Find homes for sale in Glenville by school district.
Glenville benefits from the economies of both Albany and Schenectady. It is home to a diverse and educated workforce that enjoys the short commutes to these cities. In particular, General Electric drove growth in Glenville with its facilities located in Schenectady.
Both General Electric and Albany Medical Center contribute thousands of jobs to the local area. Somewhat smaller are St. Peter’s Health Care Service and Northeast Health. Verizon, Stewart’s Ice Cream Co., and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Inc. are other major players.
As a resident of Glenville, you’ll have access to world-class shopping, dining, museums, musical venues, and sports. All of these and more are within a short drive, since Schenectady is only 20 minutes away. Albany, one of New York’s culture hubs, is just 40 minutes away. While there’s no end of things to see and do, some attractions stand out.
Those who love to hike, bike, or jog will enjoy the 4-mile Sanders Preserve Trail and its associated Sanders Town Preserve parkland. Indian Meadows Park and the Glenville Greenway are also under Glenville’s administration and host regular family-friendly events. The 114-acre Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve (opened in 2017) includes bird watching and a working farm. Glenville is also known for its beloved seasonal ice rink, a favorite of kids.
Take a day trip to Schenectady and you can visit the famous VIA Aquarium and its 2,000 species of fish. Children love exploring the interactive Museum of Innovation and Science, too. And Albany features the State Capitol Building, State History Museum and much more.
The experts at Coldwell Banker Prime Properties have helped clients just like you uncover their dream homes here in Glenville and throughout Schenectady County. Our expertise and customer service equip you to succeed. Contact us to find out more. We look forward to meeting you.