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    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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Ballston is a suburb of with a population of 10,576. Ballston is in Saratoga County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Ballston offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Ballston tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ballston are highly rated.
About Ballston...
Population
10,576

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Ballston

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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,449
National
$55,322
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Ballston Reviews

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I have lived in Ballston for the past 13 years. It is a very boring area with a school district being its only calm to fame, the school district is wonderful but there is nothing to do in this town! It is a very safe area but There are almost no side walks because there are no people walking because there is no where to walk to. We have a few gas stations and car dealerships and restaurants but no place for kids to hang out after school and no local entertainment for the weekends. We used to have a bowling alley but that burnt down.
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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!
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!