Latham is a hamlet in Albany County, N.Y. The small community is situated along U.S. Route 9 in the town of Colonie outside of Albany. Colonie is a quaint, family-friendly town that is ideal for people who seek a laid-back lifestyle. Although there are jobs, recreation opportunities, sports and culture located in Albany, residents of Latham enjoy the simple things in life. There are several parks and trails in the nearby community where residents can bask in the great outdoors. Latham apartments for rent are surrounded by natural beauty and historic significance. According to Best Places, roughly 22,000 people call Latham home.
Albany County is the oldest settlement in the nation that is still continuing today, and the city of Albany still works under its original charter. In the early 17th century, the area now known as Albany County was settled by Dutch and French fur traders. It was one of the 12 original counties of New York, and by 1774 the county was the most populated in the state. At the turn of the century, the borders of Albany County shrunk significantly, and they remain the same today. Albany County was also home to the first Shaker community in 1776, and today the original meeting house, cemetery, orchard, and a farm are still present.
Residents living in Latham apartments have plenty of opportunities for annual events and festivals in nearby communities. Every summer, Albany County hosts many great local fairs where families can enjoy carnival rides, exciting events, games, and unique cuisine. Some of the nearby fairs include Saratoga County Fair, Altamont Fair, Washington County Fair, the Great American Irish Festival, and the Sterling Renaissance Festival.
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