It’s called the “Spa City” due to the abundant mineral springs in the area. Saratoga Springs has been attracting tourists to the area for more than 200 years –they come to see the springs, which are rumored to have healing powers. Located north of Albany along Fish Creek and Saratoga Lake, this charming city is still a popular destination. If you are looking at Saratoga Springs apartments, get ready to live in one of New York State’s best communities!
Dutch and English colonists first settled the area in the 1600s. In 1691, Fort Saratoga was built by English colonists, but settlers didn’t arrive permanently until 1776. Because the springs were so popular with tourists, the area quickly grew. The town’s founder, Gideon Putnam, built a hotel to accommodate visitors.
Saratoga Spa State Park is listed as a National Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is home to the Island Spouter and Orenda Spring, two of the most-visited springs. The park also contains the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, several swimming pools, two golf courses, and Spa Little Theater. Visitors to the park can also enjoy picnic areas, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, fishing, hiking and snowshoeing trails, and ball fields.
Other area attractions include wineries, farms and orchards, Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, and the beautiful downtown shopping area. Saratoga Springs was named one of the 10 best places to live in New York State in 2014. If you want to be one of the lucky people living in this “best place,” then find your Saratoga Springs apartment today!