Just 15 minutes from the town of Moravia in Cayuga County, Niles is a true “land between the lakes” that exemplifies the beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Benefiting from a strong economy nestled within breathtaking surroundings, it is the epitome of rural New York living—combining family-friendly amenities and high-powered public schools with historic sites and easy access to cities. Start shopping for Niles homes for sale.
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With 1,200 full-time residents, the community of Niles has just under 500 households and about 400 families. 99% of the population identifies as white. The median household income is more than $42,000, while the median family income is over $47,000.
With 824 housing units in the Niles market, it is unusual to see more than a few dozen for sale at any given time. Median asking prices vary, but a 2-bedroom single family home typically sells for around $200,000, while median listing price for all homes is closer to $300,000. Browse the newest real estate listings in Niles, NY.
The Moravia Central School District is a home away from home for students around Niles. With about 1,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, it maintains a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Parents cheer the quality of the dedicated instructors and memorable clubs and activities that shape the character of students. Solid college preparation rounds out the experience.
Out of nearly 700 school districts in New York, Moravia CSD has been rated among the safest, as well as one of the best for student athletics. One reason for this level of excellence is the consistency of student experiences, with one elementary school and one combined junior/senior high school in the district.
Moravia CSD enjoys a very high graduation rate and many of its students go on to further education. Some of the top destinations for departing seniors include SUNY Cortland, Syracuse University, and Nazareth College. The first two are less than an hour away; the latter, about 90 minutes to the west. Find homes in Niles by school district.
With the town of Moravia to the south and 28,000-resident Auburn—Cayuga County’s largest city—20 minutes north, professionals have plenty of options when it comes to building their careers. Auburn is home to some of the area’s leading employers, including #1 Auburn Community Hospital, which adds 1,150 jobs to the local economy, and Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, which focuses on career education. Notable Moravia employers also include UPSCO, Alyne, and Microtronik.
Outdoor adventures are just around the corner from Niles, with Fillmore Glen State Park and its majestic waterfall welcoming visitors every weekend. The South Shore Marina on Owasco Lake equips visitors to enjoy fishing and other water sports, while Owasco Flats Nature Preserve is perfect for bird watching.
The Fillmore Golf Club is just right for a day out on the links, giving you access to 18 holes on a 5,600-yard par 71 course. As a mountainside course, it has been described as a “hidden gem” by its dedicated fans. Full of thought-provoking holes, it may just be one of the area’s most loved family-owned businesses.
Frozen Ocean State Forest sits between Niles and Moravia, while it is sandwiched between Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake. Skaneateles is called The Roof Garden of the Lakes because it sits at a higher altitude than other Finger Lakes. Remarkably clear waters make it the cleanest lake in New York.
Fresh air, clean water, and New York living with an appreciation of the good things in life—that’s something you can look forward to when you choose Niles, NY for your next home. To learn more, contact us at Coldwell Banker Prime Properties today.