9.3 out of 10

Country Knolls

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  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
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  • Families with kids
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  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Where Everyone Can Find Some Reason to Visit (Or Perhaps to Stay)"

The town of Country Knolls is sometimes a confusing place to live in, as it is shared by two different towns: 850 of 1,216 houses are situated in bustling, vibrant Clifton Park, and 366 of those homes are in another town known as Malta. All three are located in Saratoga County, NY, which is famous for its natural spas, horse racing, fantastic colleges (like Sarah Lawrence), antique shows, festivals, unique landscape (such as Albany Glacial sand) and more.

The confusion of some residents live in Country Knolls comes from their mailing address, “Ballston Lake”, which is in reality the local lake, as well as the Ballston Lake Post Office. (In other words, “Ballston Lake” is not a community at all, just chosen for a more convenient address when trying to choose between two other parent towns sharing one smaller town would make things even more confusing for those who live here.)

That said, the momentary confusion (once you understand what's going on) is well worth the minor trouble, because Country Knolls is a great place to live! You have Clifton Park, which has a great variety of fun things to do, wonderful schools, and is very safe and affordable living ($252,000 is the median sales price of a home there). Most of Country Knolls' busiest, most popular areas are found in Clifton Park, as well as the town pool (which has a smaller pool for kids as well.) There's parks and restaurants and stores galore, including Kohl's, Kmart, Lowe's and more (Clifton is known for its excellent shopping environment. You won't be disappointed.)

The median sales price of Country Knolls Is $449,000, which is fairly affordable for middle class families. There's plenty to do in the immediate and surrounding areas: such as Saratoga Springs (natural spas, fantastic restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, festivals, museums, ect.), Ballston Spa (much of the same), wonderful activities to be found for kids at school (the wonderful Shenendehowa School District), and more.

Come spend a day at Country Knolls and I think you'll know what I mean!
  • Great schools
  • Awesome community/ lots of diversity
  • Clifton Park's wonderful amenities
  • must have a car to get around
  • lacking in public transportation
  • confusion with town lines
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
SaraKaplan Upon hearing the name of “Saratoga County”, it's not surprising that the title conjurers up horses, the healing beauty of the region's natural springs, taking walks on beautiful wooded trails, the wonder and mystery of finding treasures at local antique fairs, and pretty much anything that involves the Performing Arts.

Upon hearing the name “Clifton Park”, a town in the heart of Saratoga County, the memories aren't really that much different than, say, Ballston Spa or Schenectady.

This town has a little bit of everything! From its community events like Performing Arts at the Commons or the annual Arbor Day Celebration, to the wonderful Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library (and all the fantastic programs that come from there, for all ages across the board to enjoy), to its seemingly endless list of Sports Groups, to the Country Knolls (a hamlet in Clifton Park) Town Pool, Clifton Knolls is a great community that is very safe and special to live in as a resident. Not to mention you've got the seasonal enjoyment (perfect for this time of year, in October) of a Clifton Park Farms hayride, as well as many different exciting restaurants and wonderful, ecclectic nightlife choices, as well some of the best shopping in Saratoga County and amazing parks and recreational activities.

Clifton Park is home to over 36,469 residents and was named after a colonial patent of land. It is conveniently located 12 miles to the north from Albany, and 7 miles to the northeast of Schenectady; as well as 10 miles to the south from Saratoga Springs, which are all fun locations that have lots to offer---so you can bet that, if you have a car, you'll never get board! Saratoga County is full of rich history and wonderful communities.

If you're looking for a place that's safe and fun and wonderful for all ages, as well as convenient and offers the benefits of a fantastic school system (Shenendehowa School District), then this is a town that I highly, highly recommend! You can be sure Clifton Park is the place for you if you like to keep your family happy, safe, healthy and active all year long!
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