Live & Play

Work-Life Balance

Fulton County is a place where one can take a 180 degree turn away from a high cost and high stress way of life toward a relaxing lifestyle with a reasonable cost of living, affordable housing and an abundance of recreational opportunities.

Fulton County is a smart place to invest. It’s a great place for home-buyers—first-time or not—who will find affordable homes on historic main and tree-lined side streets in town or on large lots just outside of town. Future plans include a mix of new, single-family homes within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and recreational amenities, including a proposed park with canoe launch on the Kennyetto Creek and Rail Trail access. Just 30 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs, NY, and five minutes from downtown Gloversville, a proposed development on a picturesque setting with beautiful vistas will include single-family housing and townhomes.

A Vision for the Future

Fulton County has a vision for where it wants to go and how it will get there. All cities in Fulton County are committed to downtown revitalization initiatives. In 2016, the City of Gloversville launched a comprehensive Revitalization Plan. Three projects in Fulton and Montgomery counties garnered $1,425,000 in revitalization funding through Restore NY.

There is a commitment and a vision to create cities that are safe, welcoming and energetic places, alive with restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and entertainment venues, parks and farmer’s markets. Dedicated community leaders are working cooperatively to create a great quality of life, encourage investment and fuel positive change.

A Giant Playground

We all know that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Forget boring. Fulton County is renowned for its attractive quality of life, beautiful rural landscapes, walkable and historic downtowns and popular recreation destinations, including the Great Sacandaga Lake, a top attraction in the Region. Here you will enjoy world class year-round recreational opportunities: 44 lakes, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The FJ&G Rail Trail provides almost 10 miles of off-road multipurpose recreation linking the cities.

A rich history and assortment of heritage and cultural offerings, including historic sites, art galleries, community theatre groups, and civic bands, offer concerts, lectures, workshops and artist receptions. Check out what downtown Gloversville has slated for 2018 so you don’t miss its art festival, pop-up art shows or Bacon Jam, a music and bacon festival.

Location, Location, Location

Fulton County is a half-hour away from Thoroughbred horse racing at Saratoga and other cities in the Capital Region. More than 50% of Fulton County lies within the Adirondack State Park and yet it’s within a four-hour drive to New York City, Montreal and Boston. Visit the big city and come home and refresh in the country air. You can have the best of both worlds.

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