What I Love About Scotia-Glenville, NY in Feb & Beyond

Real Estate Agent with Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. NYS 10401214143

As February winds down, love is still in the air.  And it's not too late to share what I love about my hometown as part of the monthly challenge within our Active Rain community.  

The town of Glenville was incorporated in 1821, is directly across the Mohawk River from Schenectady &, most frequently, is accessed via the Western Gateway bridge. My family moved to Glenville in 1982 when Dad's employer, General Electric, closed a plant in Maine & transferred him to the main plant in Schenectady, NY.   An easy commute of 2.5 has made Glenville an obvious choice for many GE employees throughout the decades! 

Glenville is 50 square miles, has approximately 30,000 residents and includes the Village of Scotia which is home to nearly 8000 residents (per the 2010 census).  The town at large includes a number of different school districts:  Scotia-Glenville, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna, Galway & Amsterdam.  "My" area of the town is home to the Scotia-Glenville Tartans.  

Scotia-Glenville High School has approximately 860 students in grades 9 - 12.  There is a Middle School for grades 6, 7, 8 and four elementary schools; 2 within the town (Glendaal & Glen Worden) and 2 within the village (Lincoln & Sacandaga). The district is part of the athletic Foothills Council.  

Crossing over the Western Gateway bridge into Scotia will put you on the "main drag" which is Route 5 or Mohawk Av.  Along this stretch you'll find the beloved Scotia Cinema, some local eateries (Turf Tavern, Scotia Diner, Jade Bistro, Storied Coffee & Mohawk Tap Room), a florist, a paint store, a pharmacy, a post office, neighborhood grocery store, the fire department (with paid firefighters versus the volunteer status of the firefighters in the town departments), & MORE! 


Outside of the village, the town is generally referred to by two areas: East Glenville & West Glenville.  There are a variety of neighborhoods, parks, shopping, eateries, and rural space.   Glenville is a great location for easy access to points east or west via the NYS Thruway (I90).  A short hop will bring you to the Northway (I87) which runs north - south & is a popular route for trips to Lake George & the Adirondacks or south to NYC.  Glenville is a great location for short trips to popular spots like Saratoga Springs & the Great Sacandaga Reservoir both just a 1/2 hour+ away. The Mohawk River borders Glenville allowing boating, kayaking, and fishing a routine activity.  A paved trail runs along the river for running, walking or biking to points east & west with a lovely view along the way. And don't forget the opportunity to see the US Waterski Show Team perform on Tuesday nights during the summer! 

Within the borders of Glenville are some great parks including Collins Park, Maalwyck Park (annual site of Glenville's Oktoberfest), & Indian Meadows.  Each of these parks has their own "vibe" & are hosts to variety of sporting events, playgrounds & picnic areas. 

Shopping is easy in our town with "mom & pop" stores, "big box" department stores, grocers, eateries, independent & franchise gyms, banks & SO MUCH more along the Route 50 corridor.  Within 12 minutes of my home, I can easily be at the "heart" of where all of my errands can be completed! 


Housing options are vast within our community with the opportunity for a great range of options including a condominium, bungalow, classic colonial or "McMansion".  There are a number of sub-markets within our community depending upon location.  In 2022, 289 single family homes changed ownership within the Scotia-Glenville community.  These ranged from $59,900 - $650,000 with an average home offering 1588 square ft at an average sale price of $245,613. Here's an example of what $365,000 buys in our town: 

My parents came to Glenville in 1982. My husband and I chose it in 2000 to raise our family.  Why do I love SG? 

* Within 3 hours I can be in the city, at the ocean, or in the mountains. 

* It's big enough to offer us everything we need but small enough to be quaint. It's common to see a neighbor/friend when you're "out & about"!

* There's easy access to major routes making it a convenient place to commute or head off on an adventure from.  

* We're home to the Stratton Air Base which (for me!) stimulates patriotism & the opportunity to watch some great aircraft "do their thing". 

* There are plenty of offerings for enjoyment outdoors. 

* Great family dining & easy access to shopping

AND... the people!  A town can't be great without it's residents and Scotia-Glenville has some of the best people around.  I'm blessed to be part of this community & proud of the residents that make it a happy place to live. 

Want to learn more about Glenville or the surrounding area? 

I'd love to share more.  

Learn more about Glenville here

Learn more about Scotia here

Learn more about SG schools here






Posted by




Brenda Mayette
Licensed Sales Agent

Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.

1482 Rt 9, Clifton Park, NY 
518-527-0800 (direct/cell)

"Getting you home with personality & professionalism"



Comments (9)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brenda, what a great presentation on Scotia/Glenville, and makes me want to come and visit!

Feb 27, 2023 02:49 PM
Brenda Mayette

Would love to show you around Joan Cox 😃

Feb 27, 2023 05:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Brenda - my familiarity with your area is quite limited.  Above all else, ActiveRain is like an ongoing class where we learn so much about different parts of our country.  Thanks for the education.  I continue to like the experience.  

Feb 27, 2023 03:06 PM
Brenda Mayette

Hi Michael Jacobs ! My pleasure. Active Rain is absolutely a great place to broaden our horizons. 😎

Feb 27, 2023 05:28 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You describe the picturesque northeast towns that come to be appreciated in movies of ideal places to call home.

Feb 27, 2023 05:57 PM
Brenda Mayette

Hi Ed! It was fun to take a step back and really focus on all that this town has to offer.  :)

Feb 28, 2023 06:03 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brenda it has been ages since we connected what a great place you described and work in, Endre

Feb 27, 2023 11:15 PM
Brenda Mayette

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. !  It really is a great place. Thank you for "the read". 😃

Feb 28, 2023 06:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Brenda... I obviously knew where you were from, but really knew nothing about where you were from. Now I do know. Glenville sounds like a great place to live (except for the snow 😉).

Feb 28, 2023 06:34 AM
Brenda Mayette

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker !  Happy to share some tidbits from "my" town.  It was fun to reflect on it all. 😀   More snow coming at the end of the week.  Just a few weeks ago, it felt like spring! 

Mar 01, 2023 04:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Brenda Mayette hi Brenda.... well, if I even get back to your part of the world, I'll make certain it's in late spring or summer! :))))

Mar 01, 2023 04:31 AM
Brenda Mayette

I can't argue with that!!!  LOL!!

Mar 01, 2023 04:36 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like such a wonderful place to call home!  If I visited it though, it would be during the warmest months, haha.

Mar 01, 2023 05:09 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What a lovely place to live, Brenda! I have fallen in love with your area, thanks to you and one day, I will pay you a visit!

Thank you so much for participating in February's challenge. I apologize for taking into March to read but, I'm out of town at a conference, enjoying a little vacation time too!! Happy March my friend!

Mar 02, 2023 01:44 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!
We need a Realtor exchange weekend as I’d love to visit Charlotte! THANKS for the fun contest. Hope you had some great time away!
Mar 11, 2023 05:32 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Brenda:

This is a wonderful post about the Scotia - Glenville area. I learned so much, there is clear a lot to like about the area, and nearby!


Mar 19, 2023 08:07 PM
Brenda Mayette

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS .  Next time you're out this way I'd be happy to be a tourguide! 

Mar 20, 2023 04:59 AM