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Old 04-04-2007, 05:44 AM
 
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loudonville, latham, clifton park, east greenbush, saratoga, columbia county, schodack, west sand lake, guilderland


those are the best places to be. saratoga is the furthest from albany, about 20 miles.

east greenbush-schodack-west sand lake and columbia county are east of the river, in rennsselaer county. so you are out of the retail sprawl. all of the sprawl is to the west and north of albany.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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Have you visited Scotia?
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: new york
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i would suggest greenfield center, middle grove, or porter corners. they are all very nice. they are more country setting and only 10 min from saratoga where you have the famous race track. it also has the blue ribbon elementary school, i went there and now my daughter does. its a great school in a great area.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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Have you visited Scotia?
A drive through we did last winter through Scotia was very favorable, especially after driving through Schenectady (hwy 5...not impressed at all with the vacant buildings along this route, what are some decent areas of this city?).

I might be working a couple miles southwest of Amersterdam and she might be working in Clifton Park. So far, Scotia seems the best option because it's not blighted and it's not just a blah burb.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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A drive through we did last winter through Scotia was very favorable, especially after driving through Schenectady (hwy 5...not impressed at all with the vacant buildings along this route, what are some decent areas of this city?).

I might be working a couple miles southwest of Amersterdam and she might be working in Clifton Park. So far, Scotia seems the best option because it's not blighted and it's not just a blah burb.


schnectady is sh-it. mnore crime than any city in the area, including albany.niskayuna would be a perfect location for you.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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Default Saratoga Springs

If you want a truly walkable downtown, shops, restaurants, great community services (library, schools...) , and charm, it has to be Saratoga Springs!
I don't think there is anything like it in the area....

actually if someone here can tell me of a town anywhere in the US that resembles Saratoga Springs, but in a milder climate - I will definitely check it out!!!!


And the commute to Troy will be nothing compared to other parts in the US.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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If you want a truly walkable downtown, shops, restaurants, great community services (library, schools...) , and charm, it has to be Saratoga Springs!
I don't think there is anything like it in the area....

actually if someone here can tell me of a town anywhere in the US that resembles Saratoga Springs, but in a milder climate - I will definitely check it out!!!!


And the commute to Troy will be nothing compared to other parts in the US.

Actually, Fort Collins LOOKS a lot like Saratoga but has a large sprawl around it and is less hilly. The downtown bar/shopping district of Fort Collins is about the same size as Saratoga's but it's got about 130,000 peeps living around it. I think it's metro area is around 200,000.

What do you mean about the commute to Troy, that it's relatively short?
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Looking for some feedback. Seeking a place to live that has its own walkable main street with useful services, older homes, a community-minded feel, reasonable taxes and a good public school district. Any such city/town/village exist in and around the Capital Region? If not, let me know what you think the closest match may be. Thank you!
guess i am not sure exactly what you are looking for but my aunt lives in the Rennsalaer- East greenbush area I always thought it was nice but maybe it has changed now
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:42 AM
 
Location: amsterdam ny
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If you want a truly walkable downtown, shops, restaurants, great community services (library, schools...) , and charm, it has to be Saratoga Springs!
I don't think there is anything like it in the area....

actually if someone here can tell me of a town anywhere in the US that resembles Saratoga Springs, but in a milder climate - I will definitely check it out!!!!


And the commute to Troy will be nothing compared to other parts in the US.
I hope you've got a lot of $$ if you're seriously looking into Saratoga- it's mad expensive to get into that market.
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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To losandjenn: Saratoga looks like a nice place. Can you tell me what the real estate taxes would be on a $200,000 house. would that be the average price there for a nice house?
I love the area between NYS and New England. Thanks.
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