9.2 out of 10

Mechanicville

42.9003304144046 -73.6893773824977
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Jul 30, 2012

"You don't have to be a Mechanic to Love Mechanicville!"

Once a booming city filled with saw mills, textile mills and paper mills, Mechanicville is now a residential area that is very quiet and peaceful and perfect for those who like to walk down charming countryside streets.

Beautiful parks are central to visitors and rsidents, such as Hemstreet Park with its lovely River views, and Tallmadge Park provides entertainment with its awesome bandstand. Aside from the fact that Mechanicville lies near a hydroelectric power plant, it is a pretty safe place to live, as crime indexes have gone down a steady amount since the early 2000s.

There is a recently re-established working train station but it is only for container trains and is not for passengers. The Mechanicville City School District is rated a 6 out of 10. Mechanicville Elementary School is said to be excellent; however aside from the pool, the High School also has mixed reviews: some good, some bad, although it does have a graduation rate of 82.6%, and has a swimming pool which can be used by the entire community, and an auditorium to house 750 for special events.

Shopping is great for residents (and visitors) of Mechanicville: there's your neighborhood Dunkin' Donuts and your local Price Chopper, as well as Collins Flower Shop and Joe's Cycle Repair. There's nightlife offered at the End Zone Pub & Restaurant---which is a fantastic place to watch the game and eat the best pizza and wings in town. (Locals will tell you that after 10pm on Saturday is the best time to go.) Also awesome---ignore the name---is the Ugly Rooster Cafe, where a family with three members will find a valuable meal no less than $20! Eat French Toast for breakfast and wonderful Italian food for lunch or dinner! Bubbles is also a fantastic restaurant and ice cream place with lovely staff as well as fair prices (also a great place to go and have breakfast, especially with the entire family!) There's also your neighborhood Subway.

Mechanicville is a great place to live, visit and raise a family. There's over 6,000 people who live in Mechanicville. Families with young children will be happy to find many daycare centers throughout Mechanicville. Residents and visitors have the choice between the Mechanicville Public Library and the Stillwater Public Library of neighboring Stillwater. It's a beautiful place with lots to offer for everyone who comes by here! Enjoy your fantastic river views.
Pros
  • cost of living is 30% less than average
  • great for families
  • beautiful natural scenery and
Cons
  • near a hydroelectric power plant
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers