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Old 05-27-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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Hello,
I was offered a job in Glens Falls and would like info from people who live in the area. We currently live in the Rochester area (30 mins south of the city). Our home is modest and in a rural small town. If we move to Glens falls area we'd like to find a similar small town to live in, but still be close to cities for dinner, shopping, entertainment...etc. Any thoughts or suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Hello,
I was offered a job in Glens Falls and would like info from people who live in the area. We currently live in the Rochester area (30 mins south of the city). Our home is modest and in a rural small town. If we move to Glens falls area we'd like to find a similar small town to live in, but still be close to cities for dinner, shopping, entertainment...etc. Any thoughts or suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Perhaps Warrensburg: Warrensburg, NY ? Chamber of Commerce
Town of Warrensburg, NY the official Town of Warrensburg Government website.

Corinth: http://townofcorinthny.org/
Corinth, New York: Gateway to the Adirondacks
Village Of Corinth: Village Of Corinth Homepage

Lake Luzerne: Welcome to the Town of Lake Luzerne, Gateway to the Adirondacks

and Schuylerville: Experience Historic Schuylerville New York And The Battle Of Saratoga At The Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce

Lake George and maybe Greenwich would work too.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Any of the towns ckhthankgod lists above might fit the bill. It depends what you mean by rural - my husband grew up on 400 acres in a town of 500 people, so my definition of rural isn't often the same as other people's! Warrenesburg might be the most rural, although it's in the foothills of the Adirondacks, so it's not rural in the sense that a lot of agriculture is going on. There's lots of outdoors things to do there.

Greenwich is a small and friendly town that seems to attract a lot of newcomers, so it might be a very comfortable place for someone coming from out of town. It has a small but cute downtown in it's own right. Some of the stores there make me feel like the town might attract weekenders, so perhaps real estate is higher than some of the other towns listing.

Schuylerville has a lot of history and an active group of people that promotes history. It is part way between Albany and Glens Falls (closer to Glens Falls). It is very close to Saratoga, which may be a bonus or may make it a bit too precious for you. I'm not quite sure what is going on with the schools there. I know through work that there is a bit of an uproar because the superintendent there supposedly makes more than any other superintendent in the Capital District even though it's one of the smaller districts. If you have kids, you might want to look into the current status of the schools (vs. their reputation) a little more closely.



Corinth is becoming more and more suburban in feel. Lake George is quaint and friendly in the off-season, but, of course, there are a lot of seasonal businesses and it gets extremely busy in the summer. They do have a Elvis impersonator festival in the spring that I've never made it to!


I really like Glens Falls. From your criteria, I don't think it is where you want to live, but there are lots of decent restaurants, a couple of small but very good museums, festivals, and a good, newly renovated public library with a little gem of a Folklife Center in the basement. The Folklife Center has nationally known (well, to Folklife people) performers and exhibitors throughout the year. There is also a very small mountain, West Mountain, just down the road which is a great place to go snow tubing and learn how to ski and snowboard.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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As OP mentioned, I would recommend Greenwich, Quaker Springs (outskirts of Schuylerville), Northunderland or Moreau.

AFA schools you might check (www.greatschools.org)
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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Thanks for the help everyone. It looks like I've got some research to do.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:49 AM
 
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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wilton, gansevoort, moreau, warrensburgh, schuylerville, greenwich, granville, salem, argyle
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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All the towns sarchivist98 listed are great, they're basically similar to Avon, Lima, Victor and Honeoye Falls around Rochester.

Unfortunately alot of those towns sarchivist98 listed are 45 minutes or more from a larger, Rochester-like city. But I wouldn't overlook Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs. Both are small cities that offer a lot in terms of entertainment, relaxation etc. Saratoga especially has the track, the racino, great shopping downtown, great parks and a lake.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:00 AM
 
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Default im looking for the same thing

how do you post a message on this web site???
i too am looking to move to glens falls and looking for the real flavor of the town and area
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