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Old 03-30-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to the albany area next month. He got a job in Latham. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good town to settle down in; in terms of affordability and family friendly/low crime. If anyone has any recommendations on rental places Im all ears...
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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I am not sure where you are moving from. But for us, we found the houses in the Albany suburbs very expensive. In most areas the average price for a newer and nicer 3 bed 2bath house is between $270,000 to $320,000 depending upon school district. If you like older homes, then thats fine, there are lots of choices, in a wide variety of price ranges.

The best school district is Niskayuna, its a nice area. The other areas close to latham are delmar, colonie (I would prefer north) and glenmont. Most of the younger and newer people are moving to Clifton Park, Balston Spa area, but the commute might be an issue.

For cheaper houses but rural areas, schodack, nassau, castleton on hudson may be an option. Selkirk is also a nice and upcoming area too.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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This is a list if home rentals in the area: RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List

Are schools an issue, as that could open you up to more suggestions?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Try Colonie, it is about 5 minutes away from Latham and is the 6th Safest city in the country, very good school district too, also very nice houses on the side near Niskayuna. Town of Colonie - New York - Homepage Colonie also has Colonie Center which is a huge mall. Hope You like the Area!
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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Clifton Park area trumps Niskayuna in every way including schools ten fold. It sets the standard for the Capital District.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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Clifton Park area trumps Niskayuna in every way including schools ten fold. It sets the standard for the Capital District.
If you are talking to me, i wasn't talking about niskay. i was talking about the northern side of colonie near niskay.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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If you are talking to me, i wasn't talking about niskay. i was talking about the northern side of colonie near niskay.

Naaa...was addressing what Cooks said about Niskayuna having the best schools in the area. They do have good schools...as do many other towns around. When it comes to all out resources and such, Shen trumps them all. Myself...I'd take a good smaller school anytime.

But for the area...Clifton Park really does set the standard.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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Naaa...was addressing what Cooks said about Niskayuna having the best schools in the area. They do have good schools...as do many other towns around. When it comes to all out resources and such, Shen trumps them all. Myself...I'd take a good smaller school anytime.

But for the area...Clifton Park really does set the standard.
Check this out: 2012 Albany Area school district rankings - Business First

2012 Upstate school district rankings - Business First
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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That's great. I stand corrected about the schools thing. I highly doubt they got the programs and budget Shen has though.
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