9.2 out of 10

Cohoes

42.7725063656797 -73.7090589102924
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Visit the Spectacular Village of Cohoes with its beautiful Cohoes Falls and Submerge Yourself in Albany County History!"

Cohoes NY is a unique town that is made special because of the Cohoes Falls, which shares a lot of fascinating early history of the area---including the legend of The Great Peacemaker, of Mohawk descent and who, partnered alongside the also famous Hiawatha, founded the Iroquois League of Nations. According to this exceptionally sacred Native American Legend, the Great Peacemaker of survived a miraculous jump over the falls, only to appear fine sitting beside a campfire the day after, without a scratch.

Today, Cohoes Falls is a quiet tourist attraction for people who come to visit Albany County of Upstate NY (usually on their way to Niagara Falls). Those who live here have the benefits of the phenomenal Cohoes School District, as well as a lively community center, library, and wonderful parks for excellent outdoor recreational activities. The community here is a fantastic one that tries to get everyone together with fun events like Chicken Bar-B-Que Funraisers and Vegas Nights at the Cohoes-Waterford Elks Club. This time of year, the Pumpkin Festival and the Jack O' Lantern Jubilee are favorites of the local residents. In the Summer, kids can take free swimming lessons at the Lansing Park Municipal Pool. The Falls is its own park, Falls View Park, and there's also Berkley Park to enjoy as well. The Library offers kids programs (story time) general programs (Book Clubs, Therapy Dogs), and homework help; there's also a new Teen Club called “Post Secret” (stay tuned to the Library's website for more info; right now the Club's objective is very hush-hush). There's also Cohoes Skate Park (which is unsupervised---make sure your child is of age).

Cohoes is very affordable for working middle-class families with homes that go for under $300,000 and generally for under $200,000. There are fantastic restaurants (such as local favorites like the Pig Pit BBQ and international favorites such as the Middle Eastern Restaurant, Al-Baraki; there's also great night life to be found at either Joe's Tavern or the Black Cat Ale House). There's also general staples such as a Price Chopper, Dunkin' Donuts, Stewart's Shops and Rite Aid; however there's also shops that are unique to Cohoes such as Marra's Pharmacy (217 Remsen Street), the Amerivape Smoke Shop (301 Ontario Street), and the Harmony House Marketplace (located at 188 Remsen Street). Don't forget to take your family to Burgr King or, for healthier fast-food dinners, Subway for a special treat!
Pros
  • Fantastic Community/Amenities
  • wonderful school system
  • Cohoes Falls
Cons
  • must have a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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