We are excited to introduce you to Granville, NY. The Colored Slate Capital of the World, Granville’s historic quarries continue to yield a beautiful array of green, gray, purple, green, and red slate that is incorporated into local architecture. Founded 1780, Granville sits in northeast New York, in Washington County. It’s just a few minutes’ drive to Vermont to the east. 6,400 residents call the area home all year long, with many tourists enjoying the town in the summer months. Start shopping for Granville, NY real estate.
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Granville has 6,400 residents in 2,400 households and 1,700 families. About 98 percent of the residents identify themselves as white, and the median age is 38 years. The median household income in Granville is just over $36,000, while median family income is just shy of $40,000.
Granville offers a stock of 2,635 housing units. About 50-100 of these are on the market at any given time. Those wishing to buy a home here are advised to budget $90,000 to $100,000 to access 3-or 4-bed, 1-or 2-bath homes. Comparable homes on larger lots tend to go for around $140,000. Browse the newest real estate listings in Granville, NY.
Granville is served by the Granville School District with three public schools. Granville High School is known for its college preparation programs and its partnerships with the State University of New York (SUNY), which can result in early college credit. There are also health and engineering career programs that can supplement or replace later high school years.
Because of the strong relationship between Granville High School and SUNY, many students choose SUNY colleges as a launch pad for their higher education. However, there are a great number of colleges around Granville, including those in Vermont. Green Mountain University, Castleton University, and the College of St. Joseph are just a few of the popular selections. Find homes for sale in Granville by school district.
Granville has come a long way since slate quarrying attracted its earliest community. These days, it is an integral part of the thriving Washington County economy. Sixteen employers, providing more than 3,000 jobs between them, make up 20% of local private sector jobs.
Manufacturing and machining continue to be economic drivers with The Fort Miller Group, Inc.—a construction materials and fabrication firm—is a leading local employer. Other key players include Irving Tissue, Inc., Telescope Casual Furniture, Rozell, and Morcon.
Granville is located right on New York State Route 149, making it easy to visit other towns and cities in the area when you want to go on a weekend trip. However, there is plenty to see and do right in your own back yard when you choose Granville as your home.
The 852-acre Lake St. Catherine is the most popular place for outdoor recreation around Granville and entices anglers all year around. For those who prefer fly fishing, the Mettawee River—a tributary of Lake Champlain—is also convenient to locals in Granville.
The Slate Valley Museum serves as the dedicated local museum, shining a light on the unique culture of the quarrying community along the New York-Vermont border. It is open year-round to the public and is also home to the area’s historical society.
Granville also boasts its own family-owned zoo, the Jungle Zoo Experience. Its loveable residents include kangaroos, tortoises, zebras, and many others. One-on-one visiting is allowed with some of the animals for a small additional fee. Kids love it!
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties makes it easy for you to find the perfect home here in charming Granville. Contact us to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you.