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Old 10-28-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Albany NY
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So thanks to a string of luck I'm going to be living and working in Saratoga Springs; finding fairly cheap rent in town (by the way, some of these rent prices are INSANE, $2000 for a 1 bedroom, really? Is Saratoga really worth that much?). I'm wondering what kind of things there are to do in the capital region and in Saratoga Springs? I'm new the area, but I'm huge on the outdoor thing, hiking, camping, boating, bicycling are my favorite things.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:12 PM
 
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Have you looked into Ballston Spa or even Schuylerville?
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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So thanks to a string of luck I'm going to be living and working in Saratoga Springs; finding fairly cheap rent in town (by the way, some of these rent prices are INSANE, $2000 for a 1 bedroom, really? Is Saratoga really worth that much?). I'm wondering what kind of things there are to do in the capital region and in Saratoga Springs? I'm new the area, but I'm huge on the outdoor thing, hiking, camping, boating, bicycling are my favorite things.
No, $2K is not worth it in Saratoga. You can get a decent place over in San Diego for that price where the weather is literally perfect and right near the ocean.

The new apartment complexes and lofts are really nice though. But in my opinion they're not worth the price.

There is a pretty big group of people in Saratoga who are in to healthy living/eating and outdoor activities like you stated you enjoy so I think you'll have a lot of luck finding people to do similar activities with. There are a lot of good cycling trails all around the Capital Region. There's one that goes along the Erie Canal all the way to Buffalo I think. Really good trail. There's also shorter ones in Cohoes that I know of. Albany has recently put in new bike lanes too and I'm hoping other local cities follow.

Boating is big on Sacandaga Lake as well as Lake George. There's a boardwalk in Lake George too I believe that's nice. Just be careful because every year there's one or two drunk a-holes that cause someone else bodily harm/death on the lake.

Camping is huge too since you have the Adirondacks right near you and a bunch of other camping sites scattered all around. One of my favorite memories as a kid going camping with friends and walking around aimlessly finding things to do with other kids that were camping there.

If you can't afford Saratoga Springs, consider Glens Falls, Malta, Ballston Spa, or Clifton Park. They all offer easy access to all the major urban areas in the Capital Region via 87 (aka the Northway).
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:51 PM
 
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Welcome!
You will find many like-minded people here into health and wellness. Craig's list may yield more reasonable rents from private landlords in town. Wishing you all the best with your move here
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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There are many cyclists and runners in Saratoga and people kayak and boat on Saratoga Lake. West Mountain is a small mountain but a good place to ski nearby (in Queensbury).

You may be able to find an apartment around Saratoga lake especially in the off-season (July and August are when the track is open). It is quite nice there and more peaceful than downtown. Finding an affordable rental in Saratoga is tough. Glens Falls and Ballston Spa have some cheaper options but not as nice as Saratoga.

Look for meetups in the area, as well as clubs on facebook for biking, running, etc. Saratoga Cycling Club is active on fb, and some of the bike shops post rides during the week. Also no shortage of restaurants and night life.
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