Saratoga Springs Real Estate Information
Located in the very center of Saratoga County, Saratoga Springs is a well known city in upstate New York.
At the 2000 census the population was reported to be 26,186. The name symbolizes the existence of natural mineral springs in the area, for which the city is known.
Recognized doctor, Simon Baruch, established the idea of carrying over European spas to the U.S. in the 19th century. With an abundance of mineral waters, Saratoga Springs became known as a pivotal point for spa luxury.
This city is home to the Grand Union Hotel which, in its time, was the largest hotel in the world. The Saratoga Race Course was founded in 1863, and drew in large tourist crowds, boosting the city’s reputation as a common travel destination.
After an economic downturn in the 1940s, the Adirondack Northway brought hope to Saratoga Springs in the 1960s, allowing far better access to travelers from downstate and New York City. The establishment of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center further enhanced the city of Saratoga Springs, which continues to flourish today.