Ballston Spa is a village situated in the Saratoga Springs metropolitan area, which is part of New York, United States.
Ballston Spa is quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially closer to one of the railway lines.
About 55% of the units in the village are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented. In this part of the Saratoga Springs metropolitan area, about half of buildings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings and duplexes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This village experienced its most significant housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this era. This village offers mainly one bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Residents will find that wherever their property is located in this part of the Saratoga Springs metropolitan area, primary schools are nearby. On the other hand, Ballston Spa does not have any high schools. Property owners have the choice between public and private elementary schools. As far as eating is concerned, a supermarket is typically accessible within a rather short walk from any home in Ballston Spa. Residents are served by approximately 30 restaurants and cafes as well.
The car is very often the favored way to move around in Ballston Spa. Parking is easy. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is very difficult in Ballston Spa. Nevertheless, the village is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most homes. Ballston Spa is not very convenient for walking as running common errands is impractical.