Tour The New York Capital Region's Prime Neighborhoods

For more than a three decades Faye Falvo Rispoli has been a household name when it comes to selling or buying prime residential real estate in New York’s booming and beautiful Capital Region.

Residents of this incredible part of America already know how picturesque, productive and welcoming it is. But for newcomers to upstate New York from across the country and around the world, Faye Falvo Rispoli is looking forward to extending a cordial greeting -- and take you on a tour of the peaceful, picture-book communities that are ready to become "home" for you and your family.

Niskayuna
(NIS-KA-YOU-NA)

Crown Jewel of the Capital Region

 

Here, along the rambling Mohawk River in Schenectady County, lies historic Niskayuna -- a city with a smiling face and a small town personality.

A city with a wide choice of housing styles, from smaller homes of the 1940s and 50s, to truly luxurious custom-built homes for young families, corporate executives, and professionals.

"Old Niskayuna" is an area that offers a special warmth, thanks to its many finely preserved older homes, tree lined streets and walkable access to shopping, parks and schools.

This area, and many others, have made Niskayuna one of the Capital District’s favorite neighborhoods, thanks to the many lifestyle amenities available for the enjoyment of young and mature alike, including:

  • Town Parks, Pool and Recreation Programs
  • Multiple Shopping and Restaurant Districts
  • A variety of hiking, boating, biking and other outdoor activities
  • Excellent Schools
  • Easy Access to Downtown Schenectady and a short drive to Albany or Saratoga Springs

TAXES

For property tax information, call the Niskayuna assessor at (518) 386-4552. For school tax information, call the Niskayuna Central Schools business office at (518) 477-4666.

HOMES

For a tour of Niskayuna’s fabulous selection of housing opportunities, call Faye Falvo Rispoli, RE/MAX Park Place at 1-518-512-9060 She’ll show you the GOOD LIFE and get you moving...like yesterday!

Latham & Loudonville

The Tale of Two Cities of Albany County

Latham is one of 13 Capital Region hamlets within Albany County -- and is known for its variety of housing opportunities.

Any Taste, Any Checkbook

From newlyweds’ "starter" homes and postwar resales, to new developments and upscale custom-built residences, there is something in Latham for any taste and checkbook.

Perhaps Latham’s biggest attraction is its appeal for those of you who want to live close to city convenience and workplaces.

A variety of popular shopping areas include the newly redeveloped Shoppes at Latham Circle and the nightlife of Downtown Albany are within a 10 minute drive.

Jog, Ski, Cycle

Today, this historic community is home to families who enjoy the environment, and take part in the many activities available, including jogging, cycling,swimming, picnicking, and during winter , cross-country skiing in the 150-acre Colonie Town Park overlooking the Mohawk River.

Children from grades kindergarten through twelve have access to high quality education at the North Colonie School District.

For property tax and school information, call the Town of Colonie Tax Office at (518) 723-2730. For current listings in Latham / Loudonville call or email Faye for specific information at 518-512-9060.

 

Bethlehem

A Charmer since 1793

This wonderful area goes way, way back to 1793, when it was first incorporated on the banks of the Hudson River, a swift six miles from Albany -- New York State’s capital city.

The city includes the charming hamlets of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, North and South Bethlehem, Selkirk, and Slingerlands.

Bethlehem is noted for its progressive school system, prudent planned development, and outstanding town services.

Community organizations include a "superb" Senior Citizens Department.

Visualize Yourself In Bethlehem

Visualize yourself living in Bethlehem. You’ll find it a unique blend of suburban neighborhoods, rural living, and commercial enterprises. That makes this area pleasant, attractive, and enjoyable both for businesses as well as residents. A perfect combination that Faye Falvo Rispoli will be pleased to demonstrate to you via a personal tour. Email or call for YOUR trip to upstate New York’s Bethlehem Community.

Guilderland

Federal, Greek Revival & Victorian Amid Modern Capes and Raised Ranches.

Shortly after being settled in the early 1800’s, Guilderland blossomed into one of the Capital Region’s most prosperous centers of commerce.

From Victorian To Modern

Mill owners and management were responsible for building the fabulous collection of Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian homes that today are juxtaposed with new homes for 21st Century living. It all makes for an eclectically fascinating upstate New York lifescape.

A wide variety of attractive new residences have been added to the mix, in addition to collector’s item resales from the 18th and 19th century.

Capes, Ranches, Greek Revival

New capes and raised ranches co-mingle with the Victorian charmers, and even shops-turned-residences that echo the flavor of horse and buggy or steam car days.

For shopping, Guilderland residents have the Crossgates Mall and Stuyvesant Plaza, as well as a variety of shops and services.

Children attend Guilderland Central Schools - perennially ranked among the highest in the area

For property and school tax information, call the Town Assessor at (518) 356-1980.

For a "must see" sojourn into the Guilderland area, call or email Faye Falvo Rispoli, RE/MAX Park Place Champion Home Seller, at 518-512-9060.

Lake George

Life Is an Adirondack Vacation

 The Hudson River

The family car can make the trip from Albany to Lake George, a unique collection of quaint hamlets and villages, in about an hour on U.S. I-87.

Call it home or call it a respite from city life, Lake George draws thousands of newcomers from May to October and throughout the Northeast to sun, fun, fish, boat, parasail, paddle-boat and "ride the rides."

Year ’Round Vacation

The area also attracts folks who -- perhaps like you -- want to be near the water, skiing, hunting and fishing -- would like a year ’round Lake George home.

Like almost everyplace else in Northern New York state, Lake George is drenched, even submerged in history dating back to 1744.

Adirondacks Have "Caught On"

Today, the Adirondacks have "caught on" and home prices range greatly. It’s possible to find reasonably priced family houses outside the village’s boundaries.

But prepare to spend MILLIONS for lakeside homes, villas, and estates.

Faye Will Take You Where The Homes Are

Faye Falvo Rispoli knows where the homes are -- and how to put you into a property that will not only be invigorating -- but invaluable. Be it a $130,000 unit, or Lake George multi-level chateau.

Kindergarten through grade six children will attend the Lake George Central Elementary School. Grades seven through 12 enroll at the Central High School.

For property and school tax information call the Town Clerk at (518) 668-5722. For listings, call Faye Falvo Rispoli at 518-512-9060.

Clifton Park

Eclectic Housing At Its Best!

Clifton Park borders the Mohawk River on the south and west; Schenectady County on the west, Halfmoon on the east, and the Towns of Ballston and Malta on the north.

This geographic location seems to place Clifton Park’s citizenry near to everywhere and everything in the Capital Region.

Broad Spectrum Of Housing

The result: The Clifton Park has been opened up for housing developments, apartment complexes, townhouse communities, condominiums, and custom-built homes for a broad spectrum of residents.

Here, in a 52-square-mile area, single people, professionals, families, empty-nesters, retirees, and newlyweds have found a home. And you will, too, with the help of Faye Falvo Rispoli, RE/MAX Park Place.

Look At The Lifestyle

Just look at the lifestyle benefits Clifton Park has to offer:

  • Three parks for hiking, tennis, golf, league soccer, softball, and football.
  • Clifton Commons, near the town’s excellent Senior Center, for soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, children’s playground, and an outdoor stage.
  • Captain Youth Center for sports and social programs, and the indoor ice skating arena at Clifton Commons open to you seven days a week the year ’round.
  • Shenendehowa Senior Center, which provides noontime meals, hobby groups, guest speakers, dances, parties, trips, even overnight weekend tours. Senior Express transportation for shopping or medical is also available.

Clifton Park is also home to a variety of thriving businesses, restaurants, retail stores, and five shopping malls.

School Days

Children from kindergarten through grade five may attend one of five elementary schools, while sixth graders attend Acadia School, grades seven through nine attend either Koda or Gowana Junior High School. Grades 10 through 12 attend Shenendehowa High School.

For property tax information call the Town of Clifton Park assessor at (518) 371-6460. For school tax information, call the Shenendehowa School District at (518) 877-6251.

Colonie

Talk about a diverse community - Colonie with its predominately single-family living environment - offers something for everyone!

Gorgeous, Newly Constructed Homes

Many of the village’s early farms have been transformed into gorgeous, newly constructed homes. But a few farmhouses still may be seen among new ranches, duplexes, and bungalows.

Today, it is bounded on the south by the city of Albany, New York’s state capital, with convenient access to air transportation.

Recreational Cornucopia

As a resident of the Village of Colonie, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including Colonie Town Park’s picnic facilities, hiking trails, swimming pools, tennis courts, and boat launching sites along the Mohawk River amenities for leisure living.

Children will attend the South Colonie Central School District, offering quality public education or one of the many private institutions located within the town.  

If family life is what you’re seeking, Colonie and surrounding area is a "must see" community. And Faye Falvo Rispoli will see to it that -- YOU SEE IT!

Tax information is available at the Village Town Hall at (518) 869-7562 for Property Tax information, or the Town of Colonie Tax Office at (518) 783-2730 for School Tax rates.

Malta, NY

Founded around 1774, the name of this growing community comes from one of first businesses to occupy this primarily agricultural town - the Malt Brewery. Historically, Malta and the surrounding hamlets have been a thriving agricultural area with many successful farms, a few shops and inns. This feel of rural history can be felt in many parts of the community.

Conveniently located just South of Saratoga Springs, and just North of the commercial center of Clifton Park, this hamlet offers quaint country living that is close to thriving urban centers. The community offers easy access to many area attractions such as Saratoga Battlefield, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the National Bottle Museum and the National Museum of Dance.

Malta boasts 475 acres of pristine public parks offering hiking trails, playgrounds and public spaces. This combination of natural beauty, historical buildings and recent development can be seen in the many housing styles available; from old farmhouses, to Victorian style homes, to custom build developments and number of exceptional townhome and condominium options, this community offers it all.

Saratoga Springs

No Wonder It’s Faye Falvo Rispoli’s Favorite Summer Place!

 

Faye loves it -- and so do the people who call Saratoga Springs home the year ’round.

Starting with the city’s nearly 1,000-home galaxy of mostly raised ranch homes, Geyser Crest has a rural environment that’ll make you feel more like being in a bedroom community than Saratoga Springs itself.

Cultural Kaleidoscope

And finishing with an abundance of world-famous leisure attractions that’ll make you feel more like being in a cultural kaleidoscope than a bedroom community, thanks to...

  • Internationally renowned Saratoga race course where the world’s finest thoroughbreds run.
  • An equally well known harness racing track.
  • Museums almost everywhere you look.
  • Amazing healing waters that draw followers from everywhere.
  • The Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
  • Eclectic boutiques along Broadway.
  • Scrumptious dining in Saratoga Springs’ collection of restaurants and cafes.
  • Canfield Casino and Congress Park.
  • The Gideon Butnam and Saratoga Spa State Park.
  • The Gardens of Yaddo, estate turned artist-retreat.
  • Skidmore College.
  • Historic homes and an attractive collection of prime residential real estate developments as well as quality resales.

Romantic Residences

Many fashionable and "romantic" residences were built along Saratoga’s Union Avenue during the late 1880’s.

Often referred to as the city’s "presidential section," thanks to its many sidestreets named for American presidents, this area yields a variety of architectural home styles.

Something for Every Home Buyer

From ranches to capes, raised ranches, colonials and contemporaries, there is something here for the most discerning home buyer. Even including some homes embellished with Greek Revival and Victorian flourishes.

So, why not Saratoga Springs? Wouldn’t home in a city that can stack up with, say, a Boston or Paris for its exotic flavor, be a great idea?

See It With Faye

During warm summer nights you’re liable to find Faye Falvo Rispoli strolling the byways of lovely Saratoga Springs or dining with friends and family at one of the Citys' renowned restaurants. Call or email Faye today at 518-512-9060 for more information on residences in Saratoga Springs right now.

The Area of "Open Arms"

If Chicago is the city of "Broad Shoulders," New Yorks' Capital Region is the area of "Open Arms."

So, whether you’ve got your eye on life in Bethlehem, Colonie, Guilderland, Latham, Loudonville, Newtonville, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, Niskayuna and Lake George, or any of the many gorgeous upstate New York communities, come on along with Faye Falvo Rispoli -- and listen to the lullaby of GOOD LIVING. See how great it can be when Faye is doing the showing, selling or buying.