Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saratoga one of the "super cool" cities......with the best pool anywhere.

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Saratoga one of `super cool’ cities: site

Broadway and Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. (Times Union Archives)
Saratoga Springs is pretty cool. The track, Broadway, SPAC in the summer, the Victorian homes. Yeah, pretty cool.
But “super cool”?
A new website dedicated to highlight communities as ideal to travel or move to named five dozen “super cool” cities around the world. Making the list: Saratoga Springs.
“Saratoga Springs is a natural to be on any list of the world’s super cool communities,” said Andy Brack of Charleston, S.C., founder of “With its sporting culture, cozy village atmosphere and outstanding quality of life, it’s no wonder Saratoga Springs ranked high on our list.”
Travel & Leisure magazine says Saratoga Springs is one of America’s greatest Main Streets: ‘Historic Broadway Avenue looks like a Main Street on steroids, with grand buildings of Beaux-Arts and Colonial Revival styles. It feels almost heroic in scale, but when crowds fill the streets to browse and nosh, it takes on a more accessible feel.’”
Using the definition you deem best, what is the most “cool” community within an hour or so of Albany?
  • Saratoga Springs (66%, 146 Votes)
  • Other (14%, 30 Votes)
  • Woodstock (9%, 20 Votes)
  • Albany (6%, 13 Votes)
  • Great Barrington, Mass. (5%, 11 Votes)
Total Voters: 220
Posted in General | 8 Comments
  1. steelwheels says:
    Saratoga feels like it tries very hard to cultivate exactly the image reflected in this ranking. If you have to try to be cool, you’re not. I spent a weekend in Rhinebeck a couple of years ago and remembered thinking, “This is what Saratoga thinks it is.” It was graceful, laid-back, welcoming and interesting, and not a chain store to be found. In other words, it was authentically cool.
  2. Hal Jordan says:
    If other cities want to get on this cool list they better take up smoking.
  3. Virginia Fields says:
    Saratoga is a beautiful town and does not even have to try to be cool. It already is and has been. Walking the streets of Saratoga Springs is one of my favorite all time things to do.
  4. Chad9976 says:
    How could Cooperstown not make the list?! Baseball Hall of Fame AND Ommegang brewery!
  5. Mark McGuire says:
    @Chad: Atop my personal cool places list.
  6. Kathy says:
    I love Rhinebeck and agree with #1. Love Terrapin and the other cool restaurants.
    Saratoga may be cool to visit but it gets a “meh” for living here. Same old same old and Broadway gets sleepier every year.
  7. RJ, the One & Only says:
    Saranac Lake is very cool. Seriously, you need a sweater.
  8. KGB says:
    I’m a huge Saratoga fan so it gets my vote, but I would add Hudson NY as a strong “Other” candidate.
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