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Pros

-Nearby mountains
-Nearby recreation
-Small-town atmosphere

Cons

-Isolation
-Low future job growth
-Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Glens Falls Metro Area


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 Olympics 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 degrees and even 0 degrees, with heavy and persistent snow during many winters. First freeze is end of September, last is mid-May.


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Quick Facts About Glens Falls


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Glens Falls's cost of living is 1.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Glens Falls's population is 14,696 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.63 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Glens Falls is $126,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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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Comments


re: All the Charm of a Dressed Pig - 3/24/2013
wow..100% best review of this death-trap of a "city" I EVER read! I live just north of this place, (not ANY better just farther to drive)and I can tell you this is where... (read more)
All the Charm of a Dressed Pig
I moved to Glens Falls in 2009 from downstate, sucked in by their new facade and tempted by the surprisingly low cost of real estate. There's a reason why this area's... (read more)
Back to Growth
I used to seriously dislike living near here. The town used to be falling apart, with no future, and not much to do. It has changed greatly in the past decade, from... (read more)
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