Welcome to New York’s Capital District
Right place, perfect timing.
There’s never been a better time to make your home in a Belmonte community. The area is booming; our locations are ideally situated.
Belmonte communities are quiet and residential, yet close to all the action: half an hour or less from the Amtrak train station in Rensselaer and the Albany International Airport, as well as the business centers of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Malta, and Western Massachusetts.
Convenience: You are minutes from major interstate highways, the Adirondack Northway, New York State Thruway, I90, and more. Only twenty minutes from Malta and Albany.
While the Capital Region is historically known for economic stability, the regional technology boom is creating vast new opportunities, which should have an upward influence on home values. For example, just south of Saratoga Springs, Malta is the site for the new $4.5 billion Global Foundries computer chip factory, which will be adding thousands of jobs, and injecting a whole new level of vitality to the area’s economy.
Relocating? To view the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce website, click here.
There are award-winning public and private K through 12 options nearby. The Capital Region is rich in higher learning opportunities – with over 15 significant colleges and universities, including the University at Albany, RPI, Union College, Siena, plus an outstanding network of community colleges.
The region’s medical resources are nationally-renowned, from nearby Saratoga Hospital to Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, frequently recognized among the nation’s Top Ten.
Arts and Culture
The region’s cultural assets include the gala Summer seasons of New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, as well as an endless array of year-round delights in area museums and theatre companies, the renowned Albany Symphony Orchestra, and rock and pop concerts at the Times Union Center in Albany, Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, and more.
You’re minutes from boating and swimming at Lake George, and a short drive from beautiful, historic Lake Champlain. You’ll be close to major ski slopes including Gore and Whiteface Mountains. You can watch future Olympians train at the Olympic Winter Training facilities in Lake Placid. And enjoy everything from playgrounds and picnicking to hiking, back-packing, and rock-climbing in a network of magnificent state parks.
The area is a shopper’s paradise, with local malls plus major shopping destinations such as Colonie Center and Crossgates Mall. Here you’ll find marquee names including Macy’s, L.L. Bean, Barnes & Noble, The Cheesecake Factory and scores more. Even closer to home, you’ll enjoy the charming shops, restaurants and boutiques in nearby Saratoga Springs.
Professional and college sports abound — including Division I football at the University at Albany, plus Siena basketball — catnip for NCAA fans. You can even get a decent tee time at a wide range of great nearby courses.