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Welcome to Guilderland.

"Guilderland is a desirable and attainable place for families and individuals of all ages to live and work"
from "Town of Guilderland 2001 Comprehensive Plan"

Tawasentha Park in Autumn
Guilderland is readily accessible from, and offers access to, all locations within the region and beyond. Interstate highway interchanges in or near Guilderland offer easy routes to Boston, Syracuse and Buffalo on I-90, to New York City and Montreal on I-87, and to Binghamton and the Southern Tier on I-88.  Passenger rail service is provided at the nearby Amtrak stations in Schenectady and Albany/Rensselaer, and the expanded and upgraded Albany International Airport is a short drive from anywhere in Guilderland.  

Crossgates MallSchools in Guilderland are among the best in New York State.  Shopping and professional services of all varieties are located within or in close proximity to the Town.  

The uniquely varied nature of the Capital District provides Guilderland residents with the opportunities
represented by world-class higher education, research, health care, retail, wholesale, commerce, transportation, and cultural affairs.  

At the same time, Guilderland provides a community environment offering quiet and secure residential living in both suburban and rural settings.

Vital Statistics.  (from 2010 Census)

        -Town population of 35,303Playground      
        -15,029 households
        -9,653 owner-occupied homes
        -17.2% of homes 10 years old or less
        -Median assessed home value of $246,500
        -Median home resident age of 41 years
        -4,971 residents aged 65 or older
        -7,152 residents aged 18 or younger
        -74.7% of adult residents attended college
        -58.2% of adult residents have at least an
         associates' degree
        -Median household income of $77,581
        -36.4% of families have income in excess
         of $100,000
        -2.9% of families have income below the
         poverty threshold
        -56.4% of working adults hold professional or managerial jobs
        -68.9% of workers are private-sector employees
        -27.2% of workers are government employees
        -87.7% of population is U.S.-born; 12.3% is foreign-born

Guilderland school buildingSchools in Guilderland.

The Guilderland Central School District was created in 1950 through the consolidation of ten smaller districts.  The school district is an entity separate from and independent of the Town of Guilderland.  It is governed by an elected nine-member school board, and funds its operations through its own property tax levy, state aid, and other sources of income.  Questions regarding the school district may be directed to its Administrative Offices at Guilderland High School, 8 School Road, P.O. Box 18, Guilderland Center, NY 12085 (456-6200 /


Guilderland Town Hall  PO Box 339, 5209 Western Tpk., Guilderland, NY 12084  Phone: (518) 356-1980  Fax: (518) 356-5514  
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