Located approximately 7 miles off the southern shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake lies Gloversville, a city with a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings, and an inviting, low-key lifestyle.
Gloversville is one of two Fulton County cities identified as New York State’s “Glove Cities.” Together with neighboring Johnstown, it was once the hub of America’s glove-making industry, at one point being home to 200 glove manufacturing businesses that employed nearly eight out of every 10 local residents.
The city occupies 5.15 square miles has a population of approximately 15,000 residents. With its location at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Gloversville provides warmer summer temperatures and more year-round precipitation compared to the New York Capital Region.
Local students are served primarily by the Gloversville Enlarged School District, with portions of the city served by the Mayfield Central and Greater Johnstown School Districts.
Gloversville, NY real estate
The Gloversville real estate market offers an exciting range of affordable opportunities, including mansions, waterfront properties, and farmhouse acreage.
Single-family homes are typically constructed in Cape Cod, Ranch, and cottage styles that blend right into Gloversville’s tree-covered neighborhoods.
There are also plenty of opportunities to invest in land for future development.
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Points of interest
- Adirondack Stained Glass Works
An exquisite attraction in Gloversville’s historic downtown, this art studio and showroom is housed in an 1850s brick building. It boasts the largest selection of stained glass artwork this side of the United States and allows guests to order custom-made creations, as well as watch the artisans work.
- Downtown Gloversville Historic District
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, the Gloversville Historic District includes 78 contributing buildings that played an important role in the city’s commercial growth since the mid-1800s. Italianate architecture is the predominant building style, commonly featuring a 3-story brick structure with bracketed ledges and details.
- Fulton County Museum
From Native American structures to the beginnings of the Gloversville Baseball Park, from military artifacts to police and fire department equipment, the story of Gloversville is waiting to be heard here. The Fulton County Museum includes exhibits highlighting various facets of the local lifestyle beyond the city’s celebrated tradition of manufacturing gloves.
- Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market
Keeping the Gloversville population nourished since 2009, Mohawk Harvest is a full-service grocery store that highlights local produce and handicrafts. It also features a must-visit café that offers a wide range of fresh coffee and tea brews, as well as flavorful soups, delectable sandwiches, and irresistible pastries.
- The Glove Theatre
Situated in the heart of Gloversville’s historic downtown district, The Glove Theatre and Performing Arts Center was built in 1914 as a premier venue for operas, vaudeville shows, and orchestral concerts. It was nearly turned into a parking lot 1995, but was saved by the community through generous donations and volunteer restoration work.
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