Little Falls - the Perfect Place to Call Home

Whether you’re considering Little Falls as your new home or business location, you won’t find a friendlier welcome than what you will receive from locals, schools, businesses, and city officials all wanting to make your relocation easier. In fact, the more you learn about Little Falls, the more you are going to love your new home.

If you are looking for a home that includes any of the following, you’ll fit right in!

  • Affordable property
  • Walkable town
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Quality schools
  • Great healthcare
  • Low crime rates
  • Collegiate baseball (Diamond Dawgs)
  • Golf (Municipal Course)
  • Great pizza
  • Fine-dining and movie-theater date nights
  • Bowling leagues
  • Ice skating in the city park
  • Snowmobiling in the surrounding hills
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming in the city pool and area lakes
  • Family-friendly events and festivals.

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City Profile: (City incorporated in 1811)
(source: city-data.com)

Land area: 3.80 square miles
Population density: 1,243 per sq mile.
Median real estate taxes w/mortgages in 2021: $2,915 (3%)
Median real estate taxes w/o mortgages in 2021: $2,161 (3.1%)

Population (2022 data): 4,596
Males: 2,373 (51.6%)
Females: 2,223 (48.4%)

Median age: 38.3 years

Median household income in 2022: $51,009 (up from $40,875 in 2017)
Median house/condo value in 2021: $75,146 (up from $54,400 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $136,778
Median gross rent in 2021: $684

March 2022 cost of living index in Little Falls: 97.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Crime Rates in Little Falls (2018): 122 (down from 206 in 2015) (U.S. Average = 274)

Nearest city with pop over 50,000: Utica, NY (19.3 miles away)
Nearest airports: Albany, NY (68 miles away: 1 hr., 10 min drive)
Syracuse, NY (79 miles away: 1 hr., 14 min drive)

Most common Little Falls Industries:

Healthcare (17.8%)
Educational services (12.4%)
Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
Public administration (4.7%)
Paper (4.2%)
Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Metal & metal products (4.1%)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018: 48.9 US Average 74.2

Hospitals & medical centers:

Little Falls Hospital
Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing
Bassett Urgent Care
Bassett Healthcare Dialysis

Little Falls EMS Heliport (NK14)
Amtrak station in Utica NY – 19 miles away

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:

Herkimer County Community College (8 miles away)
Mohawk Valley Community College (19 miles away)
Utica College (22 miles away)
Fulton-Montgomery Community College (29 miles away)
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology (32 miles away)
Colgate University (38 miles away)
Morrisville State College (40 miles away)

Public Schools:
Little Falls High School (368 students)
Benton Hall Academy (525 students)
Little Falls Middle School (269 students)

Private High School:
Mohawk Valley Christian Academy (37 students)

Library:
Little Falls Public Library
39,038 books
1,603 audio materials
892 video materials
14 state licensed databases
71 print serial subscriptions

AREA ATTRACTIONS:

Little Falls Municipal Golf Course
Herkimer Homestead
Lock 17
Rotary Park
Moreland Park
Eastern Park
Western Park
Benton Landing
Historic Main Street
Historic Canal Place

Residential

If you are a first-time homebuyer, the State of NY Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) offers low-interest mortgage loans and programs to help qualified buyers purchase their homes.

SONYMA provides access to affordable homeownership by removing many of the hurdles faced by first-time homebuyers.

From increasing your understanding of the overall home buying process to helping secure funds for a down payment, SONYMA is with you every step of the way.

Schools

Preparing the Innovators
& Leaders of Tomorrow

Little Falls City School District has 1,092 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1 (NY average is 13 to 1) and an overall Niche grade of B-. Schools within the district include Benton Hall Academy, Little Falls Middle School, and Little Falls High School.

The district has also been selected as the best school district in Herkimer County by Niche, which is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The district is focused on creating a wide range of technological opportunities to prepare students to live and work in a digital age with a focus on STEM programs, Gifted and Talented Programs and the Media, Arts & Technology with the goal of creating flexible, dynamic academic structures that meet the needs of all students.

A $29 million capital project was recently completed at the district that included a new two-story STEAM addition at Benton Hall Academy, special education classroom and support spaces, and a computer room, renovating the occupational therapy and physical therapy classrooms.Additions were made to the middle school and high school building to include a STEAM shop, two art labs, digital art, pottery, and business areas.

For more information about the district visit lfcsd.org.

A City of the Future

While many cities are defined by their history and tradition, many in Little Falls believe the best chapters in the city’s story are yet to be written. Through the talents, innovation, and perseverance of its citizens, Little Falls is experiencing a revitalization and sense of optimism that would make its early founders proud.

Take a moment to listen to what one leader in the community has to say about the past, present, and future of Little Falls in the video below.

Business

When it comes to business relocation it usually boils down to property costs, and access to skilled labor.

The commercial property in Little Falls is some of the most desirable in terms of square footage and acquisition costs.

The city is a bargain hunter’s dream when it comes commercial and industrial options. Many of the available properties are historic brick or stone manufacturing facilities that harken back to the turn of the century commerce along the Erie Canal. Today, these extraordinary commercial spaces are becoming home to a variety of businesses, including helicopter parts, tank and vessel manufacturing, micro breweries, lodging, retail and coffee shops, antique centers and technology service companies.

Little Falls also has a designated New York State Opportunity Zone within its boundaries. Opportunity Zones offer investors the ability to invest realized capital gains into real estate projects and businesses in qualified geographical areas.

The City also recently won the State’s $10 million dollar grant called the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). The award will leverage the community’s walkability, and rich historic, cultural and natural resources. 

With seven colleges within 50 miles of Little Falls and a ready workforce trained in manufacturing, access to skilled labor can be checked off your list. Also, when it comes to transportation near Little Falls, it doesn’t get much more convenient with Exit 29A of the NY State Thruway at Little Falls, and two airports just over an hours drive away (Albany or Syracuse).

LITTLE FALLS – A SMALL CITY WITH BIG PLANS

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Individual Testimonials

Why we live and work here.

Deborah A. Kaufman

When I was growing up, I never realized how special this place was, and that many years later, I would become its Mayor. I left the City and had a business career for 33 years in Texas. I travelled all over the world and had the opportunity to do some amazing things during that period. But when it came time to retire, I couldn’t think of a better place than my home town of Little Falls. There’s just something perfect about this City. People watching out for other people, everybody knows your name, you go into places, they remember you and talk to you about your friends, and family. It’s a feeling like no other place, and the perfect place to call home.

Wanda Faith Sewell

As my sixteenth year of living in Little Falls approaches, I’m mindful of the blessing it has been. I enjoy all the celebrations we have here, love participating in our yearly Art Walk during the summer, and I also enjoy attending the same church where the writer of our Pledge was ordained. I love all the parks we have available to us here as well. Coming to Little Falls is no ordinary leap. You step into a world of unusual beauty, as only the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains can afford. Being here has allowed me to capture some of this beauty with my camera, and it has brought a lot of joy to me.

Brandon Mosher

Little Falls is a wonderful community, looking at real property over the last couple of years. We’ve really ticked up with the events and festivals, Garlic and Cheese Festivals just to mention two. It’s really created a true sense of community and people have really come together, understanding that it creates a place where people want to come and live. Now we have this great problem where everyone wants to move here and nobody wants to move out. We have a wonderful mixture of prosperity, new businesses coming into town, and just that close knit feel with a small town community that’s starting to show fantastic growth.

Erynn Lowery

After living in Manhattan for the last nine years, I returned to Little Falls with my daughter so that she could have an stress-free childhood full of opportunities similar to the one I had. So many of my friends either stayed after high school or returned after experiencing other cities in order to create an idyllic life here. The schools are fantastic, there are plenty of activities and events, and there is a true sense of community. Little Falls and the surrounding areas have so much to offer, and I’m now experiencing it all again through my daughter’s eyes. I’ve even invested in the community, by opening my own business – Renaissance Pub.

Business Testimonials

See what a few Little Falls business leaders have to say.

Dave Casullo

Rock City Development, LLC

This is where I grew up… this community is special. I’ve had the opportunity in my career to travel globally and it wasn’t until then that I realized there was a special sauce here that is difficult to replicate living anywhere else, particularly when you grew up here. I have dedicated the rest of my productive life to helping make Little Falls a place for future generations to come, but doing it in a way to where the world has gone, with technology, transportation, and connectivity.

Eric Lewis

Copper Moose

Being in business is difficult enough, being in business in a small town is even more difficult. Provide a great product at a reasonable price and the city will reward you with their loyalty. I try to have a restaurant where local customers are proud to bring their friends and family to. The citizens of Little Falls are loyal because they see that myself and my entire staff put tremendous effort into providing a great place for them to go.

Andy & Theresa McEvoy

Paca Gardens

Having a business in Little Falls is something to be proud of. There are so many people at Christmas time that come in and say they’re doing most, if not all of their Christmas shopping in the City, without having to leave, because we have so many unique shops. It’s fun to have a business where people thank you and appreciate that you are here, and where they say ‘we wish our community had what you have to offer here’. It really makes you feel good.

Angely Ortega

Fun Tech Providers

I opened my business here because of the opportunity. I saw the perfect place with the perfect climate to open a business and get people worked up about technology. I’ve seen an improvement from the moment I opened my store last year, to this point. I’ve found that there’s a real clientele and that’s pretty positive. Now people don’t have to travel 30-45 minutes to get their tech services, they can do it right in town.

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