Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Best School Districts in the Capital Region by County

When your family is considering a move to the Capital Region, one of your major consideration may be the school districts in the area.  We’ve taken a look at the school district rankings from the Albany Business Review to give you some insight into two of the counties with the most school districts in the top 30.

1. Saratoga County. Saratoga County is located east of Utica. It has an estimated population of 230,000 people and a median home value of $238,600. Saratoga has two cities: Mechanicville and Saratoga Springs, and 19 towns.

Saratoga County is a great area for anyone who loves the outdoors. It has easy access to the Adirondacks, with the Adirondack Northway running north past Lake George and to Adirondack Park, as well as the Saratoga and North Creek Railway which also connects you to Adirondack Park.

Saratoga County has 7 schools found in the top 30 districts in the Capital Region: Shenendehowa Central (#5), Saratoga Springs City (#7), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central (#9), Stillwater Central (#15), Schuylerville Central (#23), Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free (#25), and Ballston Spa Central (#29).

2. Albany County. Albany County is located in the eastern central portion of New York State. It has an estimated population of 310,000, with a median home value of $211,100. Albany County has three cities: Albany, Cohoes, and Watervliet, and 10 towns.

Albany County is noted for its historic architecture, especially in the City of Albany, along with beautiful parks. There are also notable museums, including the Empire State Plaza, the Quackenbush House, Albany Center Gallery, and the New York State Museum.

There are 6 schools the appear in the top 30 school districts in the Capital Region: Bethlehem Central (#2), North Colonie Central (#3), Voorheesville Central (#4), Guilderland Central (#6), South Colonie Central (#21), and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central (#27).

Schenectady County, Rensselaer County, and Warren County have three schools each that appear on the top 30 school districts lists. So no matter where you go in the Capital Region, there are great schools!

No matter where you end up in the Capital area, make sure you enlist the help of an experienced real estate sales professional. If you’re looking to buy a home reach out to a HUNT Real Estate Professional today!