Commonly nicknamed the "Spa City," Saratoga Springs is a unique community in the southern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Voted No. 75 on CNN Money's 2011 list of America's best small towns, Saratoga Springs has more than 20 springs that were once believed to have healing powers. Approximately 27,000 people live here permanently, but the students at Skidmore College give Saratoga Springs an exciting atmosphere. Look for Saratoga Springs apartments for rent, and find a high quality of life in upstate New York.
Since its creation, Saratoga Springs has been celebrated for its location amid the natural springs teeming with rich mineral water. European settlers founded the village of Saratoga Springs in 1826, but the city did not gain steady popularity until the Victorian and gambling eras of the 1860s.
Today, Saratoga Springs is one of the most prominent travel destinations in the United States. People come from all over the world to experience the natural beauty and tranquility of upstate New York. The city has a lively downtown district and fun nightlife scene, filling Saratoga Springs with culture and amenities that make the city a great place to call home. With a number of natural mineral springs, historical landmarks, and fine hotels, apartments in Saratoga Springs are the perfect home for people looking for a more luxurious lifestyle.
Saratoga Springs is home to the Saratoga Race Course, one of the New York Racing Association's signature horse racing tracks. People flock to the city during racing season to watch the events and bet on the horses. Saratoga Winterfest is one of the city's most popular events. Residents enjoy the spirit of winter with a weekend of live music, entertainment, and Chowderfest--the festival's signature event offering samples of chowder from restaurants around the city. The Final Stretch Weekend is another local favorite, celebrating the end of the annual Saratoga Springs racing meet. Events include the Final Stretch Music Festival, BBQ at the Track, and the Family Fun Fest.
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