We all know Saratoga Springs is a beautiful place to live, with its bustling downtown, genuine people and historic beauty. Recently, Saratoga was recognized for another reason – a new study from SmartAsset ranked the “10 Best Places to Retire in New York,” and Saratoga not only made the cut, but actually ranked in at 2nd place!
Saratoga was listed among other places in New York, including Goshen, Fairport, Webster and Ballston Spa. The study considered four main factors: taxes (both income and sales tax), the number of doctors’ offices, and opportunity for recreation and a social life. Check out the full list below including the stats that placed the cities in the top 10:
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Saratoga ranked in as #2 (beat out by Hartsdale) with an 11.6% tax rate and 17.4% senior citizen population. They also reported 3.4 doctors offices per 1,000 people, 0.1 recreation centers per 1,000 people and 2.4 retirement centers per 1,000 people. Nearby Ballston Spa wasn’t far behind, listed in 3rd place.
With so much to do, its peaceful atmosphere, exquisite beauty, and ability to cater to senior citizen needs, it’s no wonder Saratoga was chosen as an ideal place to retire. It’s most definitely the perfect place to spend those golden years!
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Check out other recognition that Saratoga has received over the years!
My husband and I retired to Saratoga Springs from downstate NY over 2 years ago, never realizing we were part of a growing trend. It was the best thing we ever did. In the summer there is the race course, concerts, ballet, and other cultural events at SPAC, plus outdoor activities – running, hiking, biking and it seems every weekend there is something fun gong on. But we discovered that life in Saratoga Springs is even better in the other 3 seasons – skiing close by, great areas to snowshoe, continual events like Chowderfest, plus, it’s a wonderful way of life. We love it here and a proud to call this home.