One of the Capital Region's most unique towns is New York state's smallest, by area.

Usually, when we get into the discussion of small towns, we are talking about population and how everyone knowing everyone creates a small-town vibe. Capital Region towns like Schuylerville, Greenwich, of Chatham may come to mind. As far as population goes, Saltaire, New York is the state's smallet with a population of 2 according to New York Demographics.

attachment-Untitled design - 2024-01-10T143121.919

Saltaire rests on Fire Island off of Long Island, so you have to imagine that population could be just a coouple land owners!

But what about a town that is small, physically? As in area - square miles? You have to imagine folks living close to each other can also create a small-town vibe!

New York's Smallest Town Is Only .7 Square Miles!

By comparison, the largest municipality in New York as far as physical size is the town of Webb in Herkimber County. According to Webb is 452 square miles! Which when you do the math is 645 TIMES LARGER THAN THE STATE's SMALLEST!

Google Maps Streetview/Canva
Google Maps Streetview/Canva

Green Island New York Is State's Smallest Town!

Yes, our beloved local little town of Green Island on the Hudson River is the states SMALLEST town at only .7 square miles, according to Only In Your State. Poplulation-wise it is also one of the Empire State's smallest, with 2,968 residents according to New York Demographics.

Outside of its small area and population, Green Island is one of our more interesting Capital Region communities located right on the  Hudson River. According to the Green Island village website, it is known for its rich industrial history which eventually grew into a more residential area, with one of the area's most desirable locations to live -Starbuck Island!

The 10 Worst Small Towns In New York [RANKED]

A Capital Region town has topped Roadsnacks 2022 rankings of the worst small towns in the Empire State. Just like any list created by folks not living in New York, these rankings in no way reflect how we feel about these towns and you should take these rankings with a grain of salt. That said, these rankings were formulated based on census data like median income, home values, unemployment rates, crime rates, education, and population density. and more from the state's 466 smallest towns

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff

See The 10 Trashiest Cities In New York State [RANKED]

Here we go's another list picking on some great New York cities and towns. Let's face it, if you approach something looking for trash - you will find what you are looking for in any city or town in any state. And while the municipalities on this list have their scars like any other city or town, those who live in and around them know there is plenty to love about all ten. While we in no way endorse this list, we still need to see which 10 New York Cities Roadsnacks says arethe state'sTrashiest based on crime data, drug use, the prevalence of dollar stores, welfare rates, and more.

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff

See Albany's 5 Best Seafood Restaurants [RANKED]

When you go out for seafood, it simply has to be done right. So if you are looking for a can't miss experience for that next seafood dinner, these are the top-rated seafood joints and restaurants in the Albany area according to Yelp users.

The next time you have that seafood craving, no need to head to the coast, head to one of these 5 amazing destinations in the Capital Region for that next order of scallops, salmon, or lobster.

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff



More From Q 105.7