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Old 09-29-2017, 03:31 PM
 
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I've reside down in colonie area my entire life , I've researched countless other cities to relocate to but I just can't bring myself to leave upstate ny. I would love to move to the Saratoga area however . But I know that is along the most expensive areas to live now .


Where are the affordable pockets of Saratoga ?

And what suburbs ? Is Malta , ballston spa abd Stillwater cheaper than Albany ?
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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I've reside down in colonie area my entire life , I've researched countless other cities to relocate to but I just can't bring myself to leave upstate ny. I would love to move to the Saratoga area however . But I know that is along the most expensive areas to live now .


Where are the affordable pockets of Saratoga ?

And what suburbs ? Is Malta , ballston spa abd Stillwater cheaper than Albany ?
What about South Glens Falls?
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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What about South Glens Falls?


That would work too .

Just worried about a commute to the airport for work . I90 gets rediculous
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:47 AM
 
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Saratoga is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. The crime rate is going up and they have a pretty bad homeless problem. I live in Glens Falls, NY. We started having a homeless problem here but there is now help for people here who are homeless. I know they have code blue shelters in Saratoga but I don't think they have any services there (I could be wrong on this point) otherwise you wouldn't see so many loitering around on the streets panhandling.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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There are outlying areas in Saratoga County (Schuylerville (Quaker Springs area), Ganesvoort, Malta. AFA commute to the airport, there are various routes without going on the Northway.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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That would work too .

Just worried about a commute to the airport for work . I90 gets rediculous
You wouldn't have to take 90 to get from South Glens Falls to the airport.

Malta is nice from what I hear but on the pricier side. All those new developments up there are quite expensive in my opinion. I personally don't like to drive a lot. I'd check out certain neighborhoods in Albany before I moved to South Glens Falls if I'm commuting to the airport every day. You could check out the following neighborhoods that are generally safe: New Scotland, Whitehall, Helderberg, even some parts of Delaware Ave aren't really that bad.

You could also check out Clifton Park. Some of those apartments will run you $900+, but they're generally pretty nice. Colonie is pretty pricey (I lived there a couple years ago.)

Maybe check out Ballston Spa?
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:15 AM
 
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You wouldn't have to take 90 to get from South Glens Falls to the airport.

Malta is nice from what I hear but on the pricier side. All those new developments up there are quite expensive in my opinion. I personally don't like to drive a lot. I'd check out certain neighborhoods in Albany before I moved to South Glens Falls if I'm commuting to the airport every day. You could check out the following neighborhoods that are generally safe: New Scotland, Whitehall, Helderberg, even some parts of Delaware Ave aren't really that bad.

You could also check out Clifton Park. Some of those apartments will run you $900+, but they're generally pretty nice. Colonie is pretty pricey (I lived there a couple years ago.)

Maybe check out Ballston Spa?
What about parts of Guilderland or Colonie in the South Colonie SD?

A sleeper in terms of a city neighborhood may be Schenectady's Woodlawn neighborhood in the southern end of the city: https://www.woodlawnneighborhood.org

https://dailygazette.com/article/201.../0704_woodlawn

Census Tract 021800 in Schenectady County, New York
Census Block Group 021700-2 in Schenectady County, New York
Census Block Group 021700-3 in Schenectady County, New York
Census Block Group 020700-2 in Schenectady County, New York

This site has a map of neighborhoods in that city(Union Street, particularly Upper Union closer to Niskayuna may also work): Schenectady 2020

upperunionstreet.com • Home
Census Tract 020500 in Schenectady County, New York
Census Tract 020600 in Schenectady County, New York

So, it appears that both of these city neighborhoods are generally middle class. Both are about a 15 minute drive, give or take, from the airport as well.

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Old 10-02-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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@ckhthankgod - Those areas are definitely good, but the person who created this thread seems to be looking for more affordable places to live. I don't know much about the Woodlawn neighborhood, but most of Colonie and Guilderland do have pretty high rent. Niskayuna does too.

Can't really escape high cost of living these days it seems. I'd rather pay slightly more to live near my job than to have a couple hundred bucks off rent each month but have an hour long commute.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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@ckhthankgod - Those areas are definitely good, but the person who created this thread seems to be looking for more affordable places to live. I don't know much about the Woodlawn neighborhood, but most of Colonie and Guilderland do have pretty high rent. Niskayuna does too.

Can't really escape high cost of living these days it seems. I'd rather pay slightly more to live near my job than to have a couple hundred bucks off rent each month but have an hour long commute.
I thought that parts of the South Colonie area was more affordable than North Colonie, but both may be in demand due to the general location of the town.

Perhaps a nicer part of places like Cohoes or Watervliet, as well as Menands may be worth a look.


This may help in regards to rentals: 2017 Complete Renters Guide for Albany Apartment Rentals

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Old 10-03-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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Thank you everyone


Currently torn between renting a nice apartment or buying my first home . So many gorgeous apartments going up all
Over the area

How is the averill park area ? And the hills out behind Troy
Heading towards mass ? Love the scenary
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