We love Greenfield! Greenfield is a town in Saratoga County, NY in the east of the state. Founded 1793, it is home to nearly 8,000 people. Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks on more than 67 square miles of land, it is the largest town in the county, and boasts festivals, farmer’s markets, and an active historical society.
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Greenfield residents make up about 2,800 households and 2,000 families, totaling 110 people per square mile. More than 97 percent of residents describe themselves as white, with African-American, Native American, Asian, and residents with other backgrounds each totaling less than 1 percent. The median household income is nearly $45,000, with the median family income nearing $49,000. The median age of residents is 36. In general, the last ten years have seen growth trends in both the local economy and the size of the community, due in part to business expansion in neighboring cities.
The area features a selection of 3,200 housing units. At any one time, you can expect about 100 homes to be available for sale. Would-be buyers should budget around $150,000 for homes with 2-3 bedrooms and 1-2 bathrooms, depending on location and lot size. Browse the newest real estate listings in Greenfield, NY.
Greenfield is served by the Saratoga Springs City School District. Operating eight schools with a total enrollment near 6,500 students, it is one of the state’s top districts. Academics, teaching skill, college preparation, and extracurricular activities all consistently receive high marks. Class sizes are small—about 13 students per teacher on average—and most faculty members are highly experienced.
Strikingly, about 73 percent of students in the district are proficient in math, and the high school graduation rate is near the state’s highest at 92 percent. Cornell University, Boston University, and Syracuse University are the top choices for incoming college students; two of these are within three hours away. Find homes for sale in Greenfield by school district.
Many professionals living in Greenfield enjoy a quick ten-minute commute to the thriving business scene of Saratoga Springs, a city of 28,000 residents. The county boasts a highly diverse economy with manufacturing, healthcare, finance, insurance, retail, and more.
Global Foundries, a provider of specialized software to manage communications, industrial equipment, and aerospace, is the largest local employer—contributing 3,000 jobs. It is followed by Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, with more than 2,000 jobs. Specialty chemicals firm Momentive, marketing agency Quad, and State Farm Insurance round out the major players in the private sector. The area around Greenfield is also a major logistics hub.
Shenendehowa Central School District, the U.S. Navy’s Kesselring Site (in nearby Milton), the Saratoga County Government, and Saratoga Springs School District are among the biggest public sector employers, accounting for some 6,000 jobs overall.
Since March 2011, the town of Greenfield has owned the Brookhaven Golf Course and its 150-acrers. First welcoming golfers in 1960, this 18-hole championship course has long been loved for its woodsy setting. Visitors can enjoy skiing, skating, and hiking there as well.
Greenfield sits at the crossroads of several major parklands and natural features, including Lincoln Mountain State Forest and Daketown State Forest. From Saratoga Springs, it’s only a short trip to beautiful Saratoga Lake, a 4.5-mile span renowned for camping and fishing.
In addition to Greenfield’s charming local shops and restaurants, you’ll find world-class amenities within minutes’ drive such as the Saratoga Race Course, National Museum of Racing, and the Children’s Museum of Saratoga.
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