Colonie, NY—The History
Colonie is located within Albany County just north of Albany bordered by the Mohawk River and the Hudson River. It is the most populated suburb in the area. It occupies around 11% of the county and was formed in 1895. The last census has the total population at just over 81,000 residents.
In the beginning, Colonie was mostly a series of farms, but after the war, the area began to flourish and a more suburban lifestyle began to reign. By the 1980’s the suburban development had taken over the community largely due to the huge highways like I-87 and US Rt. 9, that were constructed at that time. These highways drastically changed life for the community. There are many historical sites in the area, including the Senator William T. Byrne House.
Colonie, NY–Here and Now
There are four public school districts that serve Colonie; the South Colonie Central School District, North Colonie Central Schools, Watervliet City School District and Menands Union Free School District. There are also several private and/or religious elementary schools to choose from as well as some colleges including Bryant & Stratton College and the ITT Technical Institute. The average for high school graduates is 91.6% for the Colonie area and the average school test scores are equal to that of the national average.
The crime rate in Colonie is 37% lower than the national average which makes Colonie safer than 61% of the cities in the US. Colonie also has a low unemployment rate and the poverty level in Colonie is 68% lower than the national average.
Colonie has a lot going for it and is considered to be extremely livable. With lots of local amenities, a low crime rate, high income per Capita and a stable housing market, Colonie is a great place to live.
Homes for Sale in Colonie, NY
If you are considering living in the Colonie area, Heer Realty is the group of real estate agents for you. With many different real estate listings for sale available, from residential to commercial real estate, we are sure to help you find what you’re looking for.
There are many factors to consider when you’re looking to purchase a home. What kind of schools are in the area? How is the traffic pattern for the area? What are property taxes like? Heer Realty Inc takes the hard work off of your shoulders. Our real estate agents do the research for you so that you have your options clearly in front of you and you can make a confident decision.
If you’re ready to take the next step and explore the housing options in the Colonie, NY area, contact the real estate agents at Heer Realty Inc today. We pride ourselves on integrity and customer satisfaction. To speak with someone now, call (518) 272-4500.