Review of Glens Falls, New York

Safe and courteous
Star Rating - 5/26/2019
Glens Falls is a very courteous small city. I read somewhere it is the safest city for its size in U.S.

Real estate very cheap ( nice 4 bedroom house for under $325k), but being in NYS property and income taxes high.

Economy slowed with Great Recession and local paper companies have not really recover. Global Foundaries in Wilton just to the south though doing a lot of hiring so job prospects improving.

Biggest asset is its being the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains. Get north of touristy Lake George village and you will find some great small towns and 6 million acres of hiking, skiing and boating adventures. Be sure to check out historic North Creek, home to White water rafting, Gore Mt Ski Center, and performing arts at Tannery Pond Community Center.
"Ret1re" | Johnsburg, NY
Reply to this Comment

0 Replies

- 3/24/2013
All the Charm of a Dressed Pig
I moved to Glens Falls in 2009 from downstate, sucked in by their new facade and tempted b...
Betsy | Glens Falls, NY | 2 Replies

- 9/6/2011
Back to Growth
I used to seriously dislike living near here. The town used to be falling apart, with no f...
lindsey | Fort Ann, NY | No Replies

- 10/18/2009
City Revival
Glens Falls was featured as "Hometown USA" in Life magazine in the 40's, but for years aft...
"Ret1re" | Johnsburg, NY | No Replies

- 10/4/2009
Town in revival
Glens Falls was featured as "Hometown, USA" in Life Magazine years ago, but then followed ...
"Ret1re" | Johnsburg, NY | No Replies

- 4/1/2008
Life here from a newcomer's point of view
I moved here from the New York City Metro area. I knew that the pace here was slower, the ...
George | Granville, NY | No Replies

Join BestPlaces