There is a wide choice of attractive real estate in Latham NY, and it’s a desirable place to live. Whether you’re a single person looking for excellent job opportunities, a young couple working on their careers, or a family looking for a safe place with good schools, Latham New York real estate offers excellent value to the discerning buyer.
Latham is, in fact, a small village or hamlet, founded in the 18th century and situated along what is now Route 9. It is considered part of Colonie, which is itself a suburb of historic Albany.
With a population of just 21,000, it’s large enough to offer necessary facilities and small enough to have its own small town charm. With the capital of New York State just a short trip away, residents have fast access to world-class dining, medical care, shopping, and education.
Close to the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, the area has several fascinating wetland conservation areas, as well as rolling hills with evergreen and deciduous trees and an attractive network of creeks and ponds.
The average price of a home in Latham is around $290,000, and there is also a good choice of reasonably priced rental properties. Lots, as a rule, are a good size – large enough to provide space and privacy but not so large as to challenge you with a lot of upkeep. Value for your property dollar in Latham is very good.
What To Do In And Around Latham
Roller Skate at Guptill’s
Revisit your youth at the largest indoor roller skating arena in the world, with three interlinked rinks, for beginners, improvers and experts. An old fashioned arcade and snack bar is complemented with an ice-cream parlor offering no less than eighty fabulous flavors from Spring to Fall.
Spare Time Latham
This is a very popular family destination, offering bowling lanes, video games and a nice little restaurant with home-style dinner and yummy desserts.
Painting With A Twist
This is a popular and unusual place to meet friends and have fun, enjoy gourmet food and drink while exercising your artistic abilities. Spend a few hours painting, with the help and advice of the resident expert, all while quaffing a delicious glass of wine and enjoying nibbles.
West Turnpike Country Club
If you love golf, you’ll enjoy playing a round or two at this attractive and very scenic course. You can play nine or eighteen holes, and the club welcomes day members. The clubhouse has a pleasant restaurant, the Stone Fox Grill, where you can enjoy dinner or lunch with friends.
The Curtain Call Theatre
This is a real old fashioned community theater that offers professional drama and music, Thursday through Sunday, at the bargain price of just $25 for a ticket.
If you’re a basketball fan, you’ll want to root for the local team, the Siena Saints. Their home is just a short drive away from Latham at the Times Union Centre, and they are a big feature of local life.
Afrim Sports, For All Things Sporting
Afrim Sports, a well-known New York State chain, boast some excellent facilities including a driving range, a multi-purpose all year indoor turf field. The venue is popular locally as a spectacular venue for the best birthday parties and celebrations.
Ice Skating For All
Once you’ve spent time roller skating, you may want to try your hand – or your feet – at the Hudson Valley Community College rink, which is open to the public at various times for the modest sum of just $5 for adults, $3 for children.
Homes for Sale in Latham
Where To Eat In Latham
Latham has some nice family-style restaurants with something to suit every taste.
If you are looking for something different, this is the place for you. Offering Veggie, Halal and Cage Free meals, you can have everything from a snack to a banquet, eat in or order online. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Japanese food to eat in or to go, specializing as the name suggests in classic sushi.
Tipsy Moose Tap and Tavern
A really good place for a cold beer and a large plate of traditional bar food, all served in a sparkling atmosphere.
ALA Shanghai is a classy Chinese restaurant with beautiful décor and a lovely ambiance. Open for lunch and dinner, to eat in or to go, it’s very authentic.
Scarborough’s Restaurant and Tavern
Old favorites served with a twist, this is the place to go if you want great food served in country style surroundings.
Have Questions? Ask Alicia!
Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Alicia Everett a call at 518-813-3540 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.