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Old 02-20-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: maine
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I am looking to relocate my family to the Albany area. Does anyone have links to information on schools, crime, family based neighborhoods?
We are moving from an extremly rural enviroment. The ubran setting is rather overwhelming. Any suggestions.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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Are you wanting to move to another rural area, the burbs, or in the cities? The Albany area has all 3.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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I am looking to relocate my family to the Albany area. Does anyone have links to information on schools, crime, family based neighborhoods?
We are moving from an extremly rural enviroment. The ubran setting is rather overwhelming. Any suggestions.
There are lots of those stats right on City Data.

Do you have any particular towns in mind? For the Capital region...Schoharie County gets pretty rural.

Personally the traffic is a bit overwhelming for the size of Albany. I lived in Albany and now on Long Island...and the traffic here is not as bad as there on a regular basis. However there are a lot of quiet towns if you are willing to travel a bit.

Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:27 AM
 
Location: maine
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we are intrested in saratoga springs, glenn falls, and ballston spa. any insights? suggestions for rentals. at least for the 1st year
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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we are intrested in saratoga springs, glenn falls, and ballston spa. any insights? suggestions for rentals. at least for the 1st year
If you don't have to commute to Albany, those are nice areas to live. All three communities have "gritty" areas but overall each one is really safe. Saratoga is the nicest of the three and by far the most expensive. Ballston Spa is a little more affordable but still expensive because of it's close proximity to Saratoga. Glens Falls is the cheapest.

Your best bet might be to just google for rentals. Craigslist is a great source too.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I don't think Saratoga Springs has gritty areas, at least not compared to other cities in the region. If you're thinking of the area near the high school, I wouldn't term that as gritty--it is still far nicer than most neighborhoods in my current city and I would say it just seems rundown by comparison.

Greenfield, Stillwater, and Schuylerville are all a little more rural but still not too far from Saratoga. Most, if not all, of Greenfield falls within the Saratoga school district. I'm not sure how much luck you'll have with rentals - you may want to check out Wilton for that. My parents rented a house there when they first moved to the area and then purchased within the city a year or two later.
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