The Town of Ballston has a proud history dating back to 1771. The first real community in the area grew up around the settlement started by Reverend Eliphalet Ball. It is after him that the Town, which became officially incorporated in 1788, took its name.

The Town's history includes an infamous traitor, an amusement park, and beautiful mansions. Ballston's unique location offers the best of both worlds - a friendly, small-town, rural community within close proximity to the exciting tourist areas of Saratoga Springs and Albany. Visit the Town Historian page for more historical information.

Present Day

Our community celebrates its farming and rural heritage by preserving open space and carefully managing growth. Today, the approximately 12,000 residents (2020 census) enjoy an outstanding quality of life offered by our highly regarded school systems, Veterans Bike Path, Fishing Pier on beautiful Ballston Lake, and recreational parks. Ballston's community spirit is epitomized by our annual Flag Day Parade.