9.1 out of 10

Round Lake

42.9387701357235 -73.7959571180308
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"One of Saratoga County's Original "Meeting Towns""

If you're the kind of person who loves to be outdoors and being creative, then Round Lake is the place for you! Located in Saratoga County, Round Lake has a rich history based in the Methodist religion and was once the site where many gathered to listen to enthusiastic sermons each summer.

Today, it is still an exciting place to be, especially in the summer, but also all year round---as the beauty and sense of community never fades, no matter what the season! You won't be surprised to find when coming here that Round Lake is named after the lake that resides here, offering a beautiful backdrop to the amazing Victorian and Colonial-style architecture that surrounds the center of the town. The center has a special name: the “Auditorium”. This is the place from which everything resonates---including sidewalks and streets. and It was first a platform that eventually was transformed into a pavilion surrounded by glass, and today is the location of many of the town's public events: such as live performances, arts and crafts festivals, antique shows, and other fun things to do as a community. The “Auditorium” offers 450 seats and operates during the mid-summer months starting in June and ending in August. After a show, go walking in any of the town's parks, trails and by the lake, and I'm sure that you'll feel right at home.

Round Lake is also very culturally diverse and you can enjoy the diversity every time you come to the shows here, visit the exquisitely tranquil Community Garden or visit any one of the many shops in town. There's also fun places to eat like The Mill on Round Lake (a restaurant/pub) and after a wonderful day out on Round Lake in your rowboat, kyack or canoe, have an equally wonderful dinner at the Lake Ridge Restaurant in town. It's a very special place, indeed!

Round Lake is home to less than 1,000 residents and is a very small but close-knit town. It's very affordable (cost of living is less than national average!) and safe, has wonderful schools and is a great place to raise a family.
  • wonderful community events
  • steeped in cultural diversity; rich history
  • fantastic school system/wonderful parks
  • very small
  • must have a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
SaraKaplan Round Lake is contained in the greater town of Malta, which is equally as pleasant and, while a little more expensive with regards to cost of living and buying a home.

While you have all the benefits of the cultural community and events in Round Lake, Malta has a lot to offer as well---including the same outstanding school system of Ballston Spa Central School District.

Malta Community Park is perhaps one of the best places to stop while in Malta. Located in the town's hamlet of Luther Forest right off the busy Rt. 9, The Malta Community Park has a wonderful playground for kids, as well as lots of trails, woody areas, sports fields, two picnic pavilions, and lots of places to park. If you're looking for shade during the humid summer months, this is the place to be---rhere's plenty of shady groves of trees here, you won't want to leave! It's a perfect place to spend the day either in meditative solitude or with friends and family. You can find the Community Park by passing the Stewart's Sweet Shop (yum, yum) on Rt. 9, go through several traffic circles, and then you will see the park coming up on the left-hand side. If you go past the park, you will eventually find the beautiful Saratoga Lake.

Also, if you wish to have a family get-together or a party of any kind, you can rent a pavilion! Call the Mantra Parks, Recreation and Human Services @ (518)-899-4411 or email Audrey Ball, Director of Parks, Recreation and Human Services ([email protected]) for more information.
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