Stillwater, NY

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Stillwater, NY

About Stillwater, NY

Living in Stillwater, NY is a dream come true for many people. The town is situated along the Hudson River, providing breathtaking views of the river and surrounding mountains. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. On top of that, local stores, restaurants and entertainment venues provide plenty of places to shop and have fun. Most notably is the Saratoga Performing Arts Center where visitors can take in live performances from world-renowned musicians and entertainers. The city also offers excellent school systems and employment opportunities to its residents. With all these great features in one place, it's easy to see why Stillwater is a great place to call home. Capital city complex - East-central New York, along the Hudson River160 miles north of New York City.

State: New York
County: Saratoga County
Metro Area: Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area
City: Stillwater
Zip Codes: 12170
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 292 ft above sea level

The Albany area includes six counties, the cities of Troy and Schenectady and the historic Saratoga Springs area to the north. An assortment of commercial and state government activities support this state capital. Downtown Albany area is modern with a number of historic sites and an attractive waterfront. Suburbs are fairly nondescript. There is an assortment of mostly small arts and cultural amenities throughout the metropolitan area. Schenectady is an older industrial center known once for producing railroad locomotives and known past and present as a major center for the General Electric Company.

The economy has been in a slump for years, and the population is declining. Downtown Schenectady has benefited from a large renewal investment and has become a minor entertainment destination. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy brings some college-town flavor to that city. The cost of living is moderately high for what’s available, though not as high as the urban areas to the south.

The city of Albany is located on a gently rolling valley floor on the west bank of the Hudson River, 8 miles south of the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. The area’s elevation rises from sea level at the Hudson to 1,500 feet, 11 miles west of Albany. East of the Hudson, the terrain rises more sharply into the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The Atlantic Ocean has some influence on the primarily continental climate. In warmer seasons, temperatures rise sharply by day, but fall rapidly after sunset; nights are relatively cool. Periods of oppressive heat occasionally extend a week or more.

Winters are cold and sometimes severe with lows frequently below 10 degrees. Most precipitation comes from summer thunderstorms; almost 6 feet of snow falls each winter. Because it is farther from the ocean and the Great Lakes, Albany tends to get more sunshine than other places in the state. First freeze is end of September, last is early May.

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Stillwater Cost of Living

Diverse economy, educated population, and nearby recreation make Stillwater a great place to live.

+10.3% higher than avg
+23.2% higher than avg
$1,390 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+17.4% higher than avg
Stillwater Crime
10.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Stillwater
   Diverse economy
Harsh winters
   Educated population
   Nearby recreation
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Over 6 years ago

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