Looking for a small town with a big heart? We think you should give Roxbury, NY a try. It features natural beauty and a storied history—but also benefits from a robust economy. With a population of around 2,500, Roxbury sits in Delaware County. Part of a major railroad branch in its heyday, it has been home to famous residents like naturalist John Burroughs, rail kingpin Jay Gould, and Mister Ed author Walter R. Brooks.
Small town charm and natural beauty combine in Roxbury, where local businesses flourish and a busy community calendar is a way of life. The East Branch of the Delaware River has its start in a pond just behind a local shop. There’s also an active community radio station.
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Roxbury’s residents are divided into 1,000 households and 750 families. With a population density of less than 30 people per square mile, Roxbury is perfect for escaping New York’s urban crowds. The median age in Roxbury is 45 years, somewhat older than the state average of 38. More than 97% of locals identify as white, with 1% Hispanic or Latino of any background. The median household income is just over $32,000; median family income about $41,000.
There are over 2,000 housing units in Roxbury and it is not unusual to see 50-100 for sale. The median listing price is $135,000, but outliers can range from $49,000 for a 1-bed, 1-bath to $415,000 for a 2,300 square foot, 5-bed ranch. Start shopping for Roxbury, NY real estate for sale.
The Roxbury Central School District enrolls public students living throughout the community. The district has about 300 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Its small size ensures plenty of individualized instruction, with a teacher for every seven students. Roxbury High School offers Advanced Placement classes for college credit as students plan their higher education. The district is also known for providing free breakfast and lunch to students of all age groups as part of a landmark state program.
The State University of New York system attracts many rising Roxbury seniors. Within 50 miles of home, they’ll find SUNY Delhi, SUNY Oneonta, and SUNY Cobleskill. Private Hartwick College, with a history dating back to 1797, is in nearby Oneonta. Find homes in Roxbury by school district.
Roxbury benefits from the strong economy of the Southern Tier, of which its own Delaware County is an anchor. Top technology and manufacturing companies have moved into the area in large numbers over two decades, calling on a diverse and educated workforce.
Aerospace firm Lockheed Martin is one of the biggest employers. One of its main competitors, BAE Systems, also has facilities not far from Roxbury. Major health brands include Lourdes Hospital and United Health Services. In retail, Wegmans and Wal-Mart lead.
Roxbury is most famous for the Roxbury Railroad Station, part of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad Depot and Mill Complex, a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The Roxbury Depot Museum operates in the preserved station.
A short way outside Roxbury stands one of the area’s most prominent ski destinations, Plattekill Mountain, known for family-friendly fun. Those seeking challenging hikes or adventure sports may prefer Bearpen Mountain, while Mine Kill Falls offers breathtaking views.
Roxbury Arts Group maintains eye-catching exhibits and leads frequent events. It’s only a few minutes to Windham Country Club, the Gilboa Museum, or Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm, a favorite spot to begin a kayaking or canoeing adventure.
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