Overview of Glenville
The town of Glenville is located in eastern New York in Schenectady County. It is considered part of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area and sits across the Mohawk River from the city of Schenectady. Glenville apartments for rent offer attractive living options to join the growing population of roughly 29,400 residents living across nearly 50 square miles of land.
According to the Schenectady County website, the town of Glenville is a relatively quiet community of suburban and rural homes. East Glenville is a cluster within Glenville made up of denser housing developments in the northeastern section of town, along Route 50. West Glenville is another small hamlet in the northwest part of town.
Living in Glenville, NY
The township of Glenville was first settled by Europeans in 1655. The area in which the town sits originally was in the region known as the village of Scotia that was granted to Scotchman Alexander Lindsay Glen, for which the town was named. Glenville was incorporated as a town on January 2, 1821.
According to the town website, Glenville has seen population growth of 4.6 percent since 2000. The town's position in New York's Tech Valley provides residents an abundance of employment opportunities. The median household income is nearly $70,000 and the residential housing market is seeing rapid expansion. Residents also enjoy the bonus of being located within 500 miles of 40 percent of the U.S. population.
Glenville Attractions and Special Events
Residents living in Glenville apartments have a vast parks and recreation system to enjoy. The town's largest and most popular park is the 186-acre Indian Meadows Town Park. Here, residents can enjoy a wide variety of year-round recreational activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoe trails, skating rinks, tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, a playground, and a park pavilion.
Another popular point of interest is the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, where visitors can explore the history of New York's contribution to modern aviation. The museum features numerous displays of aircraft, both indoor and outdoor, military and nonmilitary.
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