Ballston

20 reviews
  1. Suburb of Albany, NY
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Albany

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$944
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,495
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%

    Reviews

    20 reviews
    • Excellent
      3
    • Very Good
      10
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      1
    Upstate NY is one of the most beautiful areas I've lived in. This particular area in Saratoga County is so friendly and welcoming. The town we live in has signs as you enter town claiming to be "Ballston Spa...a village of friends" and it is! We live in a country atmosphere but with grocery, retail and restaurants within a reasonable distance.

    Saratoga Springs is 15 minutes away and features the Saratoga Racetrack, SPAC, amazing restaurants and numerous lakes and historic sites to visit...I love it here!!

    Would I do it all over? Move here again? Absolutely, but I can't imagine leaving to begin with!
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago
    The area that I live in is very quite, with not a whole lot going on. There are local shopping centers in the area popping up and expanding, however the atmosphere for an adolescent growing up in the area is the same. From what I have heard, people growing up in the area want to get out and move to bigger and better places with more going on. The summertime provides some excitement with the track going on and Lake George just up the road, but besides that the area is very quite.
    • Niche User
    • 10 months ago
    Besides Schenectady being right next door, the crime in my neighborhood is extremely low. I have not heard a single crime reported in my neighborhood in the past couple years. The police are around every once and a while patrolling, but they are not a nuisance and provide a feeling of safety within the community.
    • Niche User
    • 10 months ago