Like most areas, there are those places that you would like to live and others that don't meet your standards. A visit to Gloversville would likely reveal a struggling community, deep with history, and pride that goes beyond explanation.
As a former area resident, I would say that MaryEllen's account would be considerably more accurate than Melissa's depiction but everyone is entitled to their opinion....but it doesn't make it true!
I think our schools offer great programs and our teachers work hard with the students. I hope you can come visit and check out the schools in person with your kids! The city has many different housing styles in the different neighborhoods, We have hills and flat areas of town, there are cottage homes, big victorians, lots of two family's (we were the largest leather industry long ago) and then there's more modern ranch styles in some areas. You can still go to city schools via bus and live in the country too! I love living here and think, Its a great place to live and raise your family! Welcome! MaryEllen, ADK Realty