WONDERING WHERE TO PURCHASE YOUR NEW HOME? Saratoga County in Upstate NY is the perfect choice!

Saratoga County is an area with a rich historical past. The Battle of Saratoga was fought in 1777 and is known as the Turning Point of the American Revolution. Saratoga Springs, Malta, Ballston Spa and the surrounding area are growing with high-tech investments and job opportunities. Short commutes, convenient access to all major highways, plentiful outdoor spaces and affordable living make this area very attractive to home buyers. It is in a prime location, close to the beautiful Adirondacks, Green Mountains and the Hudson River. It is also in close proximity to the NYS Thruway and Albany International Airport. Boston, New York City, and Montreal are all within a 3 hour drive.

The city of Saratoga Springs, while known mostly for throughbred horse racing and its healing mineral springs, is rich with culture, the arts, and natural beauty. Its main street, Broadway, was recently named one of America’s Greatest Main Streets by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Upscale shops, sidewalk cafes and benches for people watching make it the place to be. A must see is the historic Saratoga Race Course, during its summer racing season.

Just a few minutes south of Saratoga Springs is the town Malta, NY, a charming, peaceful area with a small town feel and a strong sense of community. With a fast growing economy and convenient location, Malta is a safe and attractive place to live. Malta offers diverse options of entertainment, outdoor activities, job opportunities and is part of the excellent Ballston Spa school system.

Economy

Recently, a whole host of businesses have opened their doors to this are . Malta is most known for becoming the new home for Global Foundries, one of the most technologically advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world. Malta is proud to be considered a high tech Mecca with the new addition of Global Foundries.

As a joint initiative between Huston Valley Community College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) was created to provide training and education in the renewable energies and nanotechnology fields.

Malta is a hot bed for emerging and innovative technologies, constantly expanding with business growth opportunities.

Entertainment

This area hosts a variety of upscale neighborhoods and parks to relax in. If you are an outdoorsy kind, head to the Spa State Park for hiking nature trails, golf and swimming in the summer months, and snowshoeing trails and cross-country skiing in the winter. There are several other recreational parks that are perfect for hiking, picnicking, snowmobiling and fishing. Beautiful lakes abound for all types of water sports, including Saratoga Lake and Lake George.

Nestled in the beauty of the Spa State Park is the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, “the cultural hub of Upstate New York, the Hudson Valley, the Berkshires, Connecticut, and nearby Canada.” SPAC is the summer home of both the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra and presents world class chamber music and jazz, as well as rock and pop concerts, in its acoustically ideal ampitheatre. There is something for everyone from Family Nights to the incredibly successful Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. SPAC also oversees the National Museum of Dance. See the complete schedule at www.spac.org.

Visit the Malta Drive-In Theater that was built in 1949, one of the oldest drive-in theaters still existing today.

There are plenty of great restaurants ranging from fine dining to local mom and pop restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual meal or an upscale dining experience, Saratoga County has it all.