SARATOGA COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE
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Saratoga County NY Real Estate covers a diversity of towns ranging from the urban/suburban Clifton Park to city of Glens Falls to the new industrial/computer based business of Malta to the upscale vacation area of Saratoga Springs to the more rural areas of Milton, Moreau and Northumberland. As of the census of 2000, there were 200,635 people, 78,165 households, 53,699 families residing in the county. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98. The median income for a household in the county was $49,460, and the median income for a family was $58,213.
Saratoga County NY Real Estate History
When counties were established in the Province of New York in 1683, the present Saratoga County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This large county was progressively reduced in size by the separation of several counties until 1791, when Saratoga County as well as Rensselaer County were split off from Albany County.
During the nineteenth century, Saratoga County NY Real Estate was an important industrial center. Its location 30 miles north of Albany on the Delaware and Hudson Railway, as well as its proximity to water power from the Hudson River and Kayaderosseras Creek, led to rapid industrial development beginning in 1810. Some of the most important industries were paper mills, tanneries, foundries, and textile mills
Saratoga County Economy Today
With one of the lowest county tax rates in the state, Saratoga County is an excellent place to live, work and visit. It has strong commercial growth and a diverse local economy that ranges from Global Foundries, the largest high-tech economic development project in the country, to thriving family farms that are some of the best in Upstate New York. The County has a variety of cultural venues, excellent schools and colleges along with trails, parks and recreation programs.
A major attraction is the City of Saratoga Springs, a hub for thoroughbred horse racing and home to the Saratoga Race Course. Saratoga State Park includes mineral baths, a pool complex and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a landmark concert venue. Nearby, the Saratoga Automobile Museum exhibits vintage models and race cars. Skidmore College is a well known educational institution in Saratoga.
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