Saratoga Springs may be more widely known for thoroughbred horse racing but it also has an historic downtown area, many golf courses, and natural mineral springs. It’s also a great place to buy a house if you’re looking to leave the city.
You can get a lot for your money compared to New York City: The median sales price here is $364,943, according to Zillow. On the market right now are a mix of renovated traditional homes and new construction. Many are located in suburban, tree-lined neighborhoods that are only a few minutes away from downtown Saratoga Springs.
There’s a lot of things to do in Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Racetrack, the fourth-oldest racetrack in the U.S., hosts races every summer (this year will be a little different). Other outdoor attractions include Saratoga Spa State Park, Congress Park, the Saratoga Lake Golf Club, plus Roosevelt Baths & Spa and Big Red Spring. Museums include the National Museum of Dance and the Saratoga Automobile Museum. For culture fans, there’s Opera Saratoga and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Find Your Next Home
If living in Saratoga Springs sounds appealing to you, check out these five houses for sale in the area for less than $400,000.
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $285,000. The 1890-built house features original hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, large windows, built-in bookshelves, a screened-in front porch, detached one-car garage, and a side yard with a privacy fence. The windowed kitchen has a wood-burning stove, island, and a dishwasher. Located in downtown Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Golf & Polo Club, Congress Park, and Druthers Brewing Company are nearby.
This four bedroom, three bath is asking $335,000. It has refinished hardwood floors, central air conditioning, a beamed ceiling and fireplace. There’s an open kitchen and dining room with quartz countertops, a dishwasher, and wine fridge. The landscaped backyard has a privacy fence, in-ground pool, and patio. The house is a 10-minute drive from Saratoga Racetrack and Saratoga Spa State Park; SUNY Empire State College is a five-minute drive away.
This four bedroom, two bath is asking $345,000. The renovated house has new flooring, an electrical system update, a new high-efficiency furnace, built-in bookshelves, exposed brick, large closets, and stainless steel appliances. It sits on almost an acre of land and is zoned for residential and office use. Dairy Haus, Olivia Vineyards, and Skidmore College are nearby.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $372,900. The house features new hardwood flooring and electrical, a decorative mantel, laundry room, mud room, a deck, and detached garage. The kitchen has an island, stainless steel appliances, and recessed LED lighting. Located near downtown Saratoga Springs, Congress Park and restaurants like The Barrelhouse and The Local are nearby.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $389,900. The open-concept house has hardwood floors, central air conditioning, a fireplace, an insulated wine room, laundry room, front patio, attached garage, and a backyard with a fire pit and shed. The kitchen has quartzite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an oversized island. The Kettle, Stewart’s Ice Cream Plant, and Saratoga Golf & Polo Club are nearby.
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