A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$263,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$970
National
$928
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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,860
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

    Ballston Reviews

    21 reviews
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    Ballston is a rural/suburban area that is family friendly with excellent schools. Its a great place to live, work and play!
    Review Ballston
    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!
    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.