9.1 out of 10

North Ballston Spa

43.0194104662684 -73.8579400802194
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"All the Joys of Ballston Spa---a Most Very Healing Place, Indeed!"

North Ballston Spa, a residential community that is part of the quaint Saratoga County village of Ballston Spa in NY state, is quite famous for its mineral springs and healing waters also of the same name. They contain carbonates of calcium and magnesium as well as healing salt proprieties.

Also in Ballston Spa, you will find a wonderful community center that offers awesome programs, including youth-based activities such as after-school programs and sports activities. Your entire family will delight during their visit in such priceless treasures as the National Bottle Museum or visiting local artists at the Strolling Village Artisan's Studio Gallery as well as others, or seeing a live show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center or enjoying the outdoors at beautiful Adirondack Park. Ballston Spa has outstanding schools (Ballston Public School System). There's also the Saratoga Brookside Museum and Historical Society, as well as the Agricultural Society (which is joined in association with the Saratoga County Fair: a wonderful treat for the whole family!), the Yoga Spa, the Living Well Day Spa & Healing Arts Center, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and the War Memorial at Front & Low Streets (not to forget the Wiswall Park and Gazebo). There's many events in this park such as the new Antiques Show, the Classic Car Show, the Farmers Market, the Village Tree Lighting Ceremony, Summer Concerts, and Victorian Festivities, which take place in Winter during the festive December month. There's lots of historical places to observe such as the Lincoln Building, which was once a Hotel and is now apartments, and the west Mill Complex, otherwise known as “The Chocolate Factory”---you can still even smell the chocolate, even though it's since been turned into businesses and offices, such as The Factory Eatery & Spirits, a charming venue which everyone should check out during their visit.

Ballston Spa itself is a great place for shopping and eating. There's unique places like the Loca Luna Grill, the Iron Roost and The Great Bay Clam Company, and more! There's unique stores like the Wild Thyme Whole Food & Tea Company, which is a great place to go grocery shopping for natural organic foods and to buy bulk teas. You can also pop into cute stores only to be found in Ballston Spa such as Creative Endeavors Gift Shop & Art Center,the Two if By Sea Gallery, the Excellent Adventures Comics & Collectibles, the Sacred Journey Ceramics, the Stone Soup Antiques Gallery (Ballston Spa is famous for Antique Stores and Artist's Gallries) and more! Ballston Spa is famous for its mom-and-pop stores, and there are unique stores all over the place; you might even be overwhelmed at first---but once you choose a couple of stores to check out, you'll find yourself getting lost in the charming atmosphere and friendly staff who will make sure your time here is well-worth the trip as well as unforgettable; there's no telling what types of treasures you're sure to find!
Pros
  • has all the amenities of Ballston Spa
  • wonderful schools and fantastic community
  • very affordable for middle class families
Cons
  • mainly residential
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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