East Greenbush real estate and homes for sale
East Greenbush Real Estate
Located in Southern Rensselaer County, East Greenbush is a friendly, community-oriented town of 16,473 people. The name “Greenbush” comes from the Dutch phrase "Greenen Bosch," which describes the pine woods that were abundant when settlers first arrived in the area in the early 1600s. Today, the 24.4 square miles of East Greenbush have a diverse topography including stunning bluffs, gently rolling hills, bubbling streams, and marshes. The Hudson River also borders the southwestern edge of town, and the Taconic mountains can be seen to the north. Because of its accessibility to peaceful rural settings, as well as its proximity to Albany’s vibrant urban scene, East Greenbush real estate is ideal for nearly every personality.
Shopping and Dining
From local boutiques to national chains, farmers markets to shopping centers, residents have access to a wide selection of merchants in East Greenbush and surrounding areas. With vendors who sell artwork, jewelry, flowers, and artisan foods, At the Warehouse is one of Albany’s most popular marketplaces, located in a converted warehouse. There is a host of dining options in East Greenbush as well, with menus catering to nearly every taste. Chez Mike is one of East Greenbush’s most popular destinations for traditional American cuisine, emphasizing seasonal ingredients and scratch cooking.
Parks and Recreation
East Greenbush is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Town Park, on the east end of town, is a great place for picnicking, jogging, or just throwing around the Frisbee. Additionally, hikers and mountain bikers enjoy dozens of nearby trails, which provide stunning views of waterways and mountains. Burden Lake and Nassau Lake, which are great for boating and swimming, are both less than twenty minutes away. There are also a number of golf courses in the area, including Evergreen Country Club, just five minutes south of town.
If you have a passion for baseball you're in luck! The Tri-city Valley Cats--of the New York - Penn League (NYPL)--play ball at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, a.k.a. "The Joe." The Joe was built in 2002 and is a wonderful ball park.
If you are considering relocating to East Greenbush, it won’t take long to notice the high quality of life here. East Greenbush enjoys a healthy local economy, as well as a low crime rate and low unemployment rate, compared to the national average. In addition to local attractions, such as the Funplex Fun Park, East Greenbush’s proximity to Albany means there are countless opportunities to enjoy art and entertainment—whether you are looking for educational fun at the New York State Museum, or an unforgettable show at The Egg Center for the Performing Arts. All this and more is just a stone’s throw away for residents of East Greenbush.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Most children in East Greenbush attend schools in the East Greenbush Central School District, which operates five elementary schools, Goff Middle School, and Columbia High School, serving approximately 4,500 students. The school district enjoys excellent funding, a teacher-to- student ratio lower than the national average, and a graduation rate of over 97%. Additionally, East Greenbush students have exceptional access to art, music, and theater education, while many districts in the nation are now cutting these programs.
There are also a number of colleges and junior colleges near East Greenbush, including SUNY-Albany and Hudson Valley Community College. Serving over 17,500 students, SUNY-Albany offers 111 undergraduate programs as well as 120 graduate programs. Hudson Valley C.C. serves over 13,000 students and offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs.
Albany Memorial Hospital, less than fifteen minutes away, provides emergency care, specialty surgery, state-of-the-art imaging and diabetes care, among many other services.
With easy access to I-90 and US-20, East Greenbush residents can expect an easy commute to neighboring cities such as Albany, Troy and Schenectady. The Albany International Airport, offering flights throughout the U.S. and abroad, is less than thirty minutes from town.