We can’t wait to show you the many real estate opportunities in Green Island, NY. Located in Albany County—about eight miles north of the city of Albany—it is home to around 2,600 people. If you would enjoy the opportunity to access the world-class amenities of one of New York’s top cities while living away from the hustle and bustle, Green Island may be perfect.
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Green Island’s 2,600 residents are divided into over 1,000 households and benefit from a stock of more than 1,200 housing units. 96% of locals describe themselves as white, about 1.3% as African-American, and less than a percent Native American, Asian, or other. The median age in the community is 37 years and the median household income is over $32,000. The median family income nears $40,000. Green Island and the surroundings have generally been growing over the last decade, serving as bedroom communities for Albany professionals.
Because of the community’s small size, it is unusual to see more than 20 properties on the market at any given time. Prices vary greatly according to location and features. In general, though, buyers should budget $90,000 to access a variety of 2 or 3-bed properties. Browse the newest real estate listings in Green Island, NY.
The Green Island Union Free School District serves Green Island. With an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school, it enrolls a total of about 330 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Due to Green Island’s unique location, it stands at the crossroads of several other public school districts, including the City School District of Albany.
When it’s time for Green Island high school students to graduate, SUNY Albany is hands down the biggest attractor of incoming freshmen. However, there is a wide variety of colleges and universities to choose from within just an hour’s commute. The College of St. Rose, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Siena College, and Excelsior College are just a few. Find homes for sale in Green Island by school district.
Many of Green Island’s working professionals commute into Albany, which is a pleasant few minutes’ drive. A diverse, vibrant, and growing economy is one of the biggest reasons to consider Green Island and the surrounding towns.
As in many New York cities, New York State government is the top employer. The United States federal government also has a variety of offices and operations throughout the area. However, this is only the beginning of what the Green Island area offers.
General Electric has long been one of the biggest employers around Green Island, and is adding more jobs as it recovers from market shifts. Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Care Service, and Northeast Health are great places to start or advance a career. Verizon Communications and Stewart’s Ice Cream Co. round out private sector leaders.
Parks, cultural institutions, and more dot Green Island and its surroundings. You won’t want to miss the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology about ten minutes away in Troy, or the Rensselaer County Historical Society just across the bridge, five minutes away.
From Green Island, you’ll have the opportunity to visit beautiful Albany any time you wish. That puts you right in the middle of some of the top dining, entertainment, and shopping in New York. We recommend the New York State Museum, Lark Street shopping, and the USS Slater.
The team at Coldwell Banker Prime Properties is second to none when it comes to Green Island real estate. We will show you that you really can have the best of both worlds—a relaxed, tight-knit community just minutes away from big city excitement. Contact us today to learn more.
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