Glens Falls NY was first coined by “Look” magazine in 1944 as “Hometown USA”, a name that remains synonymous to this day with its friendly neighborhoods, small-town atmosphere and reputation for safety and security. Although its character is one of traditional values and an All-American atmosphere, Glens Falls, NY consistently maintains a strong presence in the areas of business, the arts, tourism and technology. Welcome to one of America’s great small cities!
Historical architecture, quiet neighborhoods, and easy access to amenities are among the many attractions for would-be residents and visitors to this delightful community. Downtown Glens Falls is a charming, tree-lined business district with significant historical and architectural interest. Its turn-of-the-century appeal includes quaint shops and restaurants, two microbreweries, dinner theatre, and the historic Queensbury Hotel. Community economic development renovations currently under way promise to further enhance the atmosphere and accessibility of its numerous and unique small businesses.
The City of Glens Falls is within a short, attractive walk from many of the city’s neighborhoods. If you prefer, the Warren County Bike Path provides an alternate means of transportation and a way to enjoy the local environment and surroundings. Unlike many other communities its size, Glens Falls also offers public transportation for its residents.
Conveniently located just off the Adirondack Northway, Glens Falls is an easy commute to Saratoga Springs NY (15 minutes), Albany (45 minutes), or Lake George (15 minutes). New York City is within a four hour drive, and Montreal is a mere 3 hours away.
The greater Glens Falls area is home to several large and successful corporations including Boston Scientific, AngioDynamics, and Finch-Pruyn Paper Company. The medical industry is a growing one in the local community and surrounding areas. Glens Falls Hospital recently completed a state-of-the-art addition, including a wing that includes a cancer treatment center, with support services and cooperative industry keeping pace.
The community is fortunate to have the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport which serves the Glens Falls area and surrounding communities in Upstate NY.
Glens Falls is home to a world-class art museum, The Hyde Collection, which boasts a collection of works by world-famous masters such as Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Botticelli. Other representations of the arts include The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, The Chapman Museum, and Crandall Library. If you prefer live stage productions, the Charles Wood Theatre in downtown Glens Falls hosts the Adirondack Theatre Festival.
The Glens Falls Civic Center complex is host to several large-scale sporting and entertainment venues, including many permanent yearly events such as the Adirondack Stampede Rodeo. The Adirondack Balloon Festival weekend is a unique and memorable September experience, and the June LARAC Arts Festival draws thousands for a lively weekend of arts, crafts, music and food.
The City of Glens Falls offers a rare chance to live, work, and play within a dynamic environment, providing all the opportunities and amenities of a bigger city along with the charm of small-town living. A unique blend of community, nature, and culture, “Hometown USA” is an ideal destination for young and old alike!
Search the Warren County MLS database for current Glens Falls Commercial or Residential Real Estate for sale.
Visit the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce website for more information about Glens Falls, NY.