Business View Civil & Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 8

54 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8 TOWNOF BALLSTON, NEWYORK S outhern Saratoga County is home to the small yet friendly town of Ballston, New York. It’s the ideal mix of rural and suburban because of its proximity to both Albany and Saratoga Springs, both busy tourist destinations. With a population over 10,000, the town has a colorful history dating back to 1763. In 1775, the area was a District in Albany County before becoming a town 10 years later. An early resident, Reverend Eliphalet Ball, bought the land from then owners, the McDonald brothers. According to lore, Ball paid the brothers a barrel of rum to name the area Ball’s Town after himself. Over the years, the moniker has been shortened to Ballston. Today, the community offers residents an outstanding quality of life. “What makes our town so unique is its diversity,” shares Eric Connolly, Town Supervisor. “We have sections of town that are extremely rural with vibrant farms and open space. Then we have the Ballston Lake area, where people can enjoy kayaking and long boarding. We also have a couple bedroom communities separated by the THE JOYSOF COUNTRY LIVING