Located 12 miles north of Albany, just south of Saratoga Springs, and hemmed in on the south by the Mohawk River, lies the suburban community of Clifton Park, New York. Neighborhoods of charming colonial homes, some on large wooded lots, abound. From the Vischer Ferry area, with its historic nature preserve, in the south to the golfing community of Jonesville in the north, there are many family-friendly neighborhoods within the municipality. Homes in any price range, from condos to estates, can be found within the city.
There are activities for all ages in Clifton Park, and families will find much to do, both indoors and out. Within the city are several indoor ice rinks that offer ice skating and hockey for all ages. Clifton Common park is a popular destination for ice sports as well as outdoor activities such as tennis, basketball, baseball and soccer. Collins Park offers nature trails, open space and two adventurous ropes courses. At the far end of the city, the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve offers opportunities and trails for hiking, cross country skiing, walking, birding and fishing.
The schools in Clifton Park are above average, scoring an eight out of ten on the Great Schools website ranking scale. Several grocery stores, home improvement warehouses and local businesses are located within the city and offer a variety of options for everyday shopping. Over 100 restaurants, many of them locally-owned, serve a range of cuisines, many of them ethnic. With Albany just to the south, opportunities for big city dining, shopping and entertainment abound. Those seeking an outdoor wilderness experience can drive just a few miles to the north and access the pristine Adirondack Park, a six-million-acre forest preserve owned and protected by the state. The convenient upstate New York location and active, friendly community make Clifton Park a desirable municipality for those looking for a neighborhood to call home.