BALLSTON NY REAL ESTATE HOMES LAND
Ballston NY Real Estate homes – land includes luxury homes, new and affordable homes, farms, waterfront property, condominiums and attached homes, commercial property, two family and multi-family properties, vacant land, auctions and short sales, great deals and rentals. Ballston NY Real Estate Homes includes the Town of Ballston which is bordered by the Town of Charlton on the west, Milton on the north, Malta on the east, and Clifton Park and a small portion of the Town of Glenville in Schenectady County on the south. New York State Route 50 (Saratoga Road) is a north-south highway. New York State Route 67 is an east-west highway in the northeast part of Ballston.
Ballston NY Real Estate Homes
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,776 people, 97.49% of whom were white. The median income for a household in the town was $54,845, per capita income for the town was $24,206. The city has a total area of 30.0 square miles..
The region was first settled around 1763. The Town of Ballston has a proud history dating back to 1771. The first real community in the area grew up around the settlement started by Reverend Eliphalet Ball. It is after him that the Town, which became officially incorporated in 1788, took its name.
In 1775, the area became a District in Albany County. The area was originally called “Ball’s Town” and “Ballton.” Over time the name was shortened to Ballston. Early settlers in this area feared attacks from Mohawks, who already inhabited the region and who resented the establishment of European buildings on their sacred grounds. One of Ballston’s historic sites is Indian Rock, a large boulder where Mohawk tribesmen reputedly took white captives (children, in some cases) to torture and kill them.
The Town’s history includes an infamous traitor, an amusement park and beautiful mansions. Ballston’s unique location offers the best of both worlds-a friendly, small town, rural community within close proximity to the exciting tourist areas of Saratoga Springs and Albany.
Ballston NY Real Estate Homes
In early 2005, the Town of Ballston, facing increasing residential and commercial development pressures, instituted a temporary moratorium to allow the community time to establish a vision and a direction for the future. To achieve a vision, the Town decided to take a comprehensive look at issues related to its continued growth and development. The Town’s primary concerns included ensuring the community retained its rural, small-town character, remained a great place to live, and that the area’s natural resources, open spaces, and agricultural land were protected.
Our community celebrates its farming and rural heritage by preserving open space and carefully managing growth. Today, the approximately 9,776 (2010 census) residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life offered by our highly regarded school systems, Veterans Bike Path, Fishing Pier on beautiful Ballston Lake, and recreational parks. Ballston’s community spirit is epitomized by our annual Flag Day Parade.
Ballston Lake, a narrow, 3.7-mile (6.0 km)-long lake with a maximum depth of 120 feet (37 m) in the south of the region, was called “Shanantaha” by natives. It was known to early white settlers as Long Lake. The lake was part of the Mohawk River during the glacial age and archeological digs have unearthed artifacts indicating settlement around the lake as early as 3,500 BCE.
Ballston celebrates its farming and rural heritage by preserving open space and carefully managing growth. Today, the residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life offered by our highly regarded school systems, Veterans Bike Path, Fishing Pier on beautiful Ballston Lake, and recreational parks. Ballston’s community spirit is epitomized by our Annual Flag Day Parade. For additional information about the Town of Ballston click on the town button above.
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