Saratoga County is a beautiful and popular place to live in Upstate NY. Just south of the Adirondack Mountains and north of Albany, Schenectady and Troy, Saratoga County is home to a number of small cities, villages, towns and rural areas. Popular communities in Saratoga County include Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Milton, Malta and Saratoga Springs.

If you’re thinking about buying a home in the greater Capital District, Saratoga County is a terrific area to consider for a number of reasons.

There are lots of benefits to living in Saratoga County, including:


Saratoga County is nestled between Warren, Washington, Rensselaer, Fulton and Hamilton Counties. This location on the Eastern side of New York State is ideal for many reasons. It is close to both New York’s capital city of Albany and the Adirondack Mountains, and offers easy access to a number of cities and towns throughout the Capital District and beyond. Additionally, Saratoga and the surrounding counties offer plentiful employment, entertainment and recreational opportunities for individuals and families.

Outdoor Recreation

Saratoga County is an ideal place to live for people who love the outdoors! Saratoga Spa State Park offers miles of wooded trails, pools, springs, a golf course and plenty of places for picnicking, making it the perfect place to spend the day outdoors. The nearby Adirondack Mountains are great for hiking, biking, boating or relaxing on the beach along one of the region’s many lakes.

Local Attractions

There are innumerable local attractions throughout Saratoga County. A favorite is Saratoga Racetrack, a historic facility that is the oldest race track in the US and home to horse racing during the summertime. There are also number of museums and exhibits, art studios, farms and outdoor centers, theaters and entertainment venues including the well-known Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and more throughout Saratoga County.

Kid-Friendly Activities

Saratoga County is a very family-friendly area, with activities and attractions for kids throughout the region. From arts and crafts to entertainment, playgrounds to birthday party venues, kids of all ages thrive in Saratoga communities.


Saratoga County is home to a wide variety of entertainment options. Recently named the best outdoor music venue by USA Today and 10Best, Saratoga Performing Arts Center is an amazing place to attend a concert or performance. From ballet to rock concerts, there’s something for everyone on SPAC’s event schedule. There are a number of other theaters and live entertainment venues in Saratoga and the surrounding counties, making it a great place to visit or reside if you love to be out and about!   


Whether you’re looking for formal dining or casual dining, you’ll find just what you’re craving in Saratoga County. From bars and pubs in downtown Saratoga to family-friendly restaurants in the suburbs, the options are endless. Looking for a specific type of food? Whether it’s American, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Thai or Chinese, Saratoga’s got it! For breakfast, lunch and dinner, and everything in between, Saratoga is a great place to eat.


There are a variety of employment opportunities throughout Saratoga County and in the surrounding areas in New York. GlobalFoundries, a chip fabrication manufacturing center, is located in Saratoga County and has brought hundreds of new jobs to the region. The county’s thriving tourism scene, educational institutions, small businesses and corporations provide many job opportunities as well.


Crime rates are relatively low throughout Saratoga County. Housing costs are high, but most neighborhoods in the area are secure and comfortable. As a result, homes in neighborhoods throughout Saratoga County are in very high demand.

Thinking about buying a home in Saratoga County?

If so, Heritage Custom Builders can help! We offer new home construction in three communities throughout Saratoga County: Timber Creek Preserve in Ballston Lake, Mourningkill Meadows in Ballston and Heritage Pointe in Clifton Park. Our team is committed to quality construction and provides the highest level of service to our clients. We offer a variety of home models in a number of areas throughout Saratoga County and the greater Capital District.

Contact us today at (518) 348-0931 to find out more about how we can help you make your dream of owning a home in Saratoga County a reality!