Looking for an ideal location away from the hustle and bustle, but convenient to top New York amenities? We think you should give Northampton a look! Found in Fulton County in eastern New York, this 3,000-person town sits on the border of Hamilton County to the north and Saratoga County to the east. A quiet and welcoming community between major cities, it’s the perfect place to raise a family or retire.
Part of Great Sacandaga Lake is found in the town, and it lays within the 6-million acre New York Forest Preserve along with 100 other towns and villages. New York State Route 30 makes it easy to visit other communities as far north as the Canadian border. Fulton County is known as The Land of 44 Lakes for its breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks, this close-knit community promises plenty of pleasant surprises.
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Northampton’s nearly 3,000 residents are divided into more than 1,200 households and 800 families. The median age is 42 years, a bit older than the New York state average. 98% of locals identify as white, with Hispanic or Latino accounting for 1%.
The median household income is more than $37,000, while the median family income is $44,000. There are about 2,000 housing units, with several dozen for sale throughout much of the year. Undeveloped lots can be had for about $40,000-$50,000 depending on size. Home here range from $160,000 for a 2-bed, 2-bath to $400,000 and up for larger properties. A budget around $200,000 helps home buyers who want plenty of options as they explore Northampton. Browse the newest real estate listings in Northampton, NY.
Northampton’s students are served primarily by the Northville Central School District. With less than 500 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, it prizes personalized instruction—there’s a teacher for every ten students. One of New York’s safest school districts, Northville CSD is known for strong extracurricular activities. Its flagship campus, Northville High School, is a combined middle and high school serving 6 th-12th grade.
Many Northampton students go on to higher studies. SUNY Stony Brook and Binghamton University are among the most popular colleges. For those staying close to home, SUNY Empire State College in Johnstown is found about an hour away. Fulton Montgomery Community College is half an hour away. Find homes in Northampton by school district.
Healthcare and retail have seen big gains in the Northampton area in recent years, while hiring in finance and manufacturing has slowed. Flagship healthcare enterprises include industry leaders like Bassett Healthcare Network, St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth’s, and St. Mary’s.
The public sector sustains a robust workforce around Northampton. New York State, the U.S. federal government, and neighboring counties are responsible for thousands of jobs.
Big retail brands work hard to woo customers in Fulton and Mohawk Valley. Hannaford Supermarket, Price Chopper, and Wal-Mart have a major presence. Several insurance groups also maintain offices.
With Fulton County’s biggest cities just a half hour away, you’ll never run out of things to see and do around Northampton.
The Paul Bradt Museum is a storied institution showcasing local historical artifacts. It’s attached to the Northampton Historical Museum, a former schoolhouse. Adirondack Animal Land in nearby Gloversville is a top-rated “drive-thru safari” that includes a petting zoo and prairie dogs. Dozens of other animals are also in residence, including kids’ favorites like giraffes, ostriches, fennec foxes, zebras, and lemurs. For a family-friendly day out, visit Eagle Mills Cider Company, see its working water mill, and taste its famous cider donuts.
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