For a tranquil experience of verdant forests and rolling hills right in the midst of a convenient New York suburb, our REALTORS® will gladly introduce you to Latham, NY. Latham is a peaceful hamlet of 20,000 located within the 80,000-strong town of Colonie—a suburb just north of Albany. Here, you truly can have the best of both worlds.
From your Latham front step, you may feel like you’re a thousand miles away from the cares of the world. Take a short drive, though, and world-class dining and shopping await in the capital of Albany. Start shopping for Latham homes for sale.
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Demographics and income figures in Latham generally track with figures in Colonie, NY. About 90% of the total population identifies as white, 4% African-American, 3% Asian, and less than a percentage point each Native American, Pacific Islander, or other background. The median age is 40 years, a few years older than the state as a whole. The median household income is over $50,000 annually, while median family income exceeds $62,000 annually.
The borders of Latham are inexact, and homes listed for sale here may actually have a range of zip codes and city names. Within the general area, you may find anywhere from 100 to 200 homes for sale depending on the season. It’s a good idea to budget around $200,000 for access to a full selection of 2-bedroom single family properties. Homes range as low as $120,000. Large luxury properties may be found for $1 million and up, although these are rarer than in some surrounding locales. Browse the newest real estate listings in Latham, NY.
Although there are six public school districts in the local area, North Colonie Central Schools provides education to all Latham students. There are six elementary schools throughout the district, all feeding into Shaker Junior High School. Shaker High School, the only high school in the district, has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. It supports more than two dozen interscholastic sports teams as well as band, orchestra, choral, and wind ensembles, among several others.
The private, non-profit four-year Siena College is within just a five-minute drive of Latham in nearby Loudonville. A historically Franciscan liberal arts institution on a gorgeous 175-acre campus, its total enrollment is 3,100. SUNY Empire State College also has facilities right in Latham. Find homes for sale in Latham by school district.
With businesses of all sizes calling Colonie home, many Latham residents find jobs right in their own backyards or about 15 minutes away in Albany. Top private employers include the Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Care Service, Northeast Health, and Verizon. After some tough years, General Electric is actively hiring and investing in the area again.
As a resident of Latham, you’ll never be far from breathtaking natural beauty. It’s a short journey to some of New York’s most beloved natural sights, including the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Peebles Island State Park, and Cohoes Falls, to name a few.
When you’re done exploring the outdoors, you’ll also be convenient to leading cultural institutions. The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology is one of the top-rated kid-friendly museums in America. The VIA Aquarium is also nearby. The family-oriented amusement park Huck Finn’s Playland is only ten minutes away. It inherited the rides and attractions of the historic Hoffman’s Playland in 2015. Some of the Capital District’s best restaurants are only a bit further down the street in Albany.
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