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Old 01-01-2021, 02:43 PM
 
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We are planning to buy a retirement home in the Saratoga Springs, NY area and we are looking at anywhere about 20-30 minutes outside the city of Saratoga Springs. Any suggestions, warnings, positives from people who know the area would help steer us away (or to) certain areas.

Also, how are the healthcare facilities in that area?
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Old 01-01-2021, 03:00 PM
 
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Saratoga Hospital is arguably the best hospital in the area. Not to say Albany Med, Ellis, and St. Peters aren't good, it's just that Saratoga Hospital has a pretty solid reputation all around.

As far as areas to recommend, really depends on your budget, desired type of area, local amenities, etc.

If you want more of a small town vibe, check out Greenwich or Schuylerville. Greenwich is a tad further, but still only like 20 mins to Saratoga and in my opinion, a more quaint town than Schuylerville.

Ballston Spa is another good option. More affordable than Saratoga and further south if being a bit closer to Albany means anything to you.

I'm personally not a fan of anything north of Saratoga. Not to say you shouldn't consider areas up there, there's just nothing that's really for me. I guess maybe Lake George could be a good option if you have a decent budget. If you want to be closer to Saratoga and still want a lake vibe, check out areas surrounding Saratoga Lake.
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:38 PM
 
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Glens Falls may be another place to consider and it is a small, walkable city with an art scene.

Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.

https://www.artsdistrictgf.com/#

It has about 14,000 people and is about 25 minutes from Saratoga Springs to the north. In fact, South Glens Falls across the Hudson River is actually in Saratoga County.

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Old 01-02-2021, 10:46 AM
 
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Glens Falls may be another place to consider and it is a small, walkable city with an art scene.

Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.

https://www.artsdistrictgf.com/#

It has about 14,000 people and is about 25 minutes from Saratoga Springs to the north. In fact, South Glens Falls across the Hudson River is actually in Saratoga County.
Yeah Glens Falls has come a long way. Lots of local community spirit up there. The Arts District and restaurant scene has grown a lot. Hopefully the pandemic won't keep them down for too long.
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Old 01-02-2021, 07:27 PM
 
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^What is interesting is that South Glens Falls/Glens Falls is similar to the previously discussed Scotia/Downtown Schenectady dynamic where it has walkability in its own right, but you can also walk across the bridge to the Downtown of a bigger city. That may also be something to consider given that SGF would put the OP a little bit closer to Saratoga Springs as well.

https://sgfny.com/

https://goo.gl/maps/Zbo8UfW4MjwZc7BN6
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:27 AM
 
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^What is interesting is that South Glens Falls/Glens Falls is similar to the previously discussed Scotia/Downtown Schenectady dynamic where it has walkability in its own right, but you can also walk across the bridge to the Downtown of a bigger city. That may also be something to consider given that SGF would put the OP a little bit closer to Saratoga Springs as well.

https://sgfny.com/

https://goo.gl/maps/Zbo8UfW4MjwZc7BN6
Totally true, although if I were choosing somewhere to move/retire to, I'd probably want to be in a nicer neighborhood in Glens Falls and not SGF. That's just my preference though.
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:29 PM
 
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Totally true, although if I were choosing somewhere to move/retire to, I'd probably want to be in a nicer neighborhood in Glens Falls and not SGF. That's just my preference though.
True, as it probably wouldn’t make much of a difference in travel time to Saratoga Springs and you are more likely to find a neighborhood you want in their situation.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:14 AM
 
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What about Corinth? It looks like it has some arts based offerings: CORINTH THEATRE GUILD, INC. - Home

https://www.facebook.com/SHERSSTUDIO

This is in nearby Lake Luzerne: https://www.adirondackfolkschool.org/
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:44 PM
 
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I'm thinking of checking the area out to retire to. The Saratoga Springs area. I'm 64, retired, single, love that area, outdoors, horses, want to make a change.



money is no issue - financially well off


I live in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. not sure how much of a difference the taxes, I'm always getting told New York folks will leave for Connecticut because of the New York taxes.


but maybe that far up it comparable or not a big deal compared to lower Fairfield County.



My financial advisor and attorney said spend the money if you want. Pick where you want to live and do it. leave what's left to charity.


no specific question other than suggestions for towns to check out.
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:03 AM
 
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^If money isn’t an issue, I’d look right in Saratoga Springs.

As mentioned though, Glens Falls would be a nice, more affordable nearby option. Same for Ballston Spa.
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