Franklin is a small village in New York State, located in Delaware County, in the Catskills. It's near the city of Oneonta, and close to the Susquehanna River. It covers an area of 220 acres and has a population of just under 400. And it's your new home!
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The Franklin area consists largely of adult professionals with families, with a median age of around 50, and about 20% of the population under 18. The median income is about $32,200 for individuals, or $58,300 per household, annually. The median home price in Franklin is $190,000, or $129 per square foot, which is lower than for New York State, as well as for the United States on average. The area is approximately 97% white, 0.6% African American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.3% mixed race.
The main school in the area is Franklin Central School, which covers preschool through high school. A very small school for a very small area, it provides teachers with the opportunity to work more closely with individual students and provide them the personal attention they need to succeed. The school has both an elementary and high school drama department, as well as girls' softball, and basketball, soccer, and track and field, for both boys and girls.
And for college, Franklin is near the State University of New York College at Oneonta, a good quality and affordable public university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Find homes in Franklin by school district.
The biggest industry in Franklin is healthcare and social assistance, followed by food service, and public administration. The highest paying industries are waste management and scientific and technical services. There are also plenty of office and retail jobs nearby.
There are plenty of things to see and do in and around the Franklin area. The Franklin Farmers' Market is open Sunday mornings between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, and features not just farm fresh produce, but a variety of musical performances and other events. The Franklin Railroad and Community Museum has cars and other memorabilia from the New York Ontario and Western Railroad. And the Franklin Stage Company offers free admission to plays and other events throughout the year.
Being located in the Catskills, Franklin also has a variety of outdoor activities. Nearby Gilbert Lake State Park has swimming, camping, hiking trails, and much more. And the annual Earth Festival Bird Walk is a wonderful experience for bird lovers of all ages.
Franklin also features a cornucopia of great places to eat. The Tulip and the Rose Cafe has cuisine from all around the world. And Two Brothers pizzeria has great Italian food, burgers, and more, at affordable prices. Plus, there are plenty of diners, cafes, coffee shops, bars, pubs, and more in the surrounding area. Whatever you're looking for, it's always nearby.
Franklin is a small village, but it has a lot to offer. It's a beautiful area, a great community, and a wonderful place to live. If you're interested in making Franklin your new home, contact us, and let us help you find a house in the area that best meets your needs.
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