Saratoga Springs NY Recognition

Saratoga is a great place to live. With tons of things to do, including the Saratoga Race Course each summer and annual events throughout the year, it's no wonder that residents and visitors, alike love the Spa City.

But it's more than just talk! For decades, Saratoga Springs has been receiving nods from some big names! Below is a record of accolades that the city has received just since 2009. These distinctions come from a wide range of credible sources, including well-known news outlets, national television shows and top travel magazines. They have all given the Spa City some much deserved recognition!

Check out the list below to see which areas of excellence Saratoga has been recognized for.

Saratoga NY Recognition and Accolades:

Saratoga Springs: One of 20 Best College Towns for Food 2015 - The Daily Meal
Saratoga's thriving culinary scene has been recognized as the #7 best college town for food. The article commented on several classic spots to grab a great bite to eat in downtown Saratoga.
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Saratoga Springs: One Of 10 Best Places To Retire In New York 2015 - SmartAsset
If you want low taxes, opportunities for recreation and social activities, and a high number of doctors' offices per 1,000 people, you should look into retiring in Saratoga Springs!
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live in saratoga
Saratoga Springs Named One Of The Best Small Cities In New York
2014 - Movoto
Movoto looked to Saratoga's low tax rate, abundant amenities, and generally favorable weather in determining it to be one of the best small cities (population between 60,000 - 100,000) in New York State.
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happiest city
Saratoga Springs Is The Happiest City In New York
2014 - CreditDonkey
Because of its high number of restaurants per capita, low violent crime rate, low percentage of income spent on housing, and high median household income, Saratoga Springs was determined to be the happiest city in New York State!
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Downtown Saratoga Named On Yahoo's Best Main Streets List
2014 - Yahoo
Saratoga Springs was listed as having one of the Best Main Streets (again)! The article commended Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs for it's famous architecture, shops, restaurants, and people watching.
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7 Saratoga Restaurants Recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine
2013 -Wine Spectator Magazine
Seven local restaurants in Saratoga Springs have been awarded Wine Spectator Magazine's Award of Excellence!
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Saratoga Springs Horses

The New York Times Celebrates Saratoga's 150th
2013 - The New York Times
The Classic 150 Celebrations for Saratoga's Birthday attracted the eye of the New York Times!
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Saratoga Race Course

Boston Globe Features Summer Attractions Here In Saratoga Springs
2013 - The Boston Globe
Saratoga Springs was featured in a recent Boston Globe article, noting the sophisticated hotel selections and Saratoga Race Course!
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The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass In Saratoga Named Among Top Irish Pubs Worldwide
2013 - Ireland of the Welcomes Magazine
The Parting Glass was ranked third on a list of the top Irish pubs in the world, which featured only two pubs in United States.
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ABC News Names Saratoga as Having a Great Fourth of July Celebration
2012 - ABC News
Saratoga is named one of the top ten towns in the country with an Independence Day celebration that can't be beat!
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Vogue features the NYC Ballet at SPAC as Part of 30 Days of Summer
2012 - Vogue
Saratoga gets a mention on the list that details 30 summer events to fill your summer with culture, art and style!
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Downtown Saratoga Springs NY

Travel & Leisure Names Saratoga on 'Greatest Main Street' List
2012 - Time & Leisure
With all the amenities of a big city and the charm of a small town, it's no wonder the Spa City made the list!
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Saratoga Mansion

Saratoga Springs Named As Best Place To Live
2011 - Money Magazine
For those of us that live here, we know first hand what a great place this is to call home, but for a national news outlet to name Saratoga one of 'America's Best Small Town' it's quite the honor!
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Downtown Saratoga in the Winter

Saratoga Springs Named Top 10 Winter Cities
2011 -
Saratoga heats up in the summer, but winter is has just as much to offer! From annual events, to recreational activities the city has tons to offer in the cold weather months.
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Saratoga Ranked One of the Healthiest Counties in the State!
2011 -
Imagine a location that could help you be healthy, just by living there. Sounds too good to be true, but Saratoga County is that place, as it is the second healthiest county in all of New York!
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Saratoga Race Course
Trip To Saratoga Offered As Prize On Price Is Right
The Price is Right is known to offer exotic tropical getaways, luxury stays and desirable prizes that make the audience go wild! Now it;s confirmed that Saratoga, NY is among the top places in the world to visit!
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Horse statues in downtown Saratoga
Saratoga Springs Named 'Great Place to Discover' by Esquire
2009 - Esquire Magazine
Esquire, the men's magazine, voted Saratoga Springs, one of 22 Last -Minute Summer Road Trips, noting its access ability and such attractions as the Saratoga Racetrack, its numerous first-rate spas, and 'a list of bars and restaurants as long as your thigh.'
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Saratoga Springs Resort
Walt Disney World Designs a Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
In a tribute to the wide-range appeal of historic Saratoga Springs, Walt Disney World has opened a Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa that is designed to resemble an original retreat of the rich and famous.
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