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Overview
Population:14,696
Pop. Change:1%
State: New York
Metro Area: Glens Falls Metro Area
County: Warren County
City:Glens Falls
Zip Code:12801
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Glens Falls Metro Area

Profile: Small city

Location: East-central New York at southeast edge of Adirondacks, 60 miles north of Albany

Elevation: 292

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Nearby mountainsIsolation
Nearby recreationLow future job growth
Small-town atmosphereHarsh winters

Glens Falls is a minor industrial center and gateway to the Adirondack Region to the north. It is located just to the north of the Albany–Saratoga Springs area along the Hudson River. The town is quiet and boasts a pleasant small-town feel with low crime, moderate living costs and good air quality, but there isn’t much to do in the immediate town. As typical with the region, economic prospects are not strong. Living costs are moderate; not the cheapest in New York The more well-known Saratoga Springs 15 miles south offers a number of cultural amenities in an attractive and historic setting. .Lake George to the immediate north offers recreational opportunities and the Lake George Opera Festival. The Adirondacks offer numerous outdoor activities including Lake Placid of winter Olympic fame 85 miles north.

The town is located in a small valley at a sharp bend in the Hudson River. It is surrounded by wooded hills, which become larger to the north, rising eventually to 5,300 feet in the heavily wooded Adirondacks. The metro area spreads 30 miles north through Warren County and east through Washington County to the Vermont border. The climate is continental but modified by the mountains. Summer days are warm and sunny and sometimes humid, but evening temperatures fall quickly. Hot, sticky weather occurs most summers, and most precipitation comes from summer thunderstorms. Winters are cold, frequently dropping below 10[dg]F and even 0[dg]F, with heavy and persistent snow during many winters. First freeze is end of September, last is mid-May.

Interesting Facts about Glens_Falls, New York

As of 2014, Glens Falls's population is 14,696 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.63 percent.

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The median home cost in Glens Falls is $126,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.00 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Glens Falls's cost of living is 1.10% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Glens Falls public schools spend $18,929 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10.8 students per teacher in Glens Falls.

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The unemployment rate in Glens Falls is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Glens Falls jobs have Decreased by 1.00 percent.


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Map Of Glens_Falls

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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Glens Falls's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes