It’s no secret that we love Saratoga. We live and work here for a good reason: it’s a terrific community, one of the nicest on the west coast, and we’re blessed to have patients here. It’s been ranked as one of the best earning towns, most well educated towns, and more.
So obviously there are a lot of good things to say about Saratoga, California. That’s why so many of our articles are about the great things in this community!
But what about all those other Saratogas? You see, we’re not alone. You’ve probably heard of Saratoga Springs, NY, but it turns out we have namesakes all across the country. There are many.
Knowing that makes us wonder what these other Saratoga communities are like. What makes them stand out? What makes them unique? What separates them from us?
In the heartland of the U.S. you’ll find Saratoga, Indiana, a tiny little village of just 250 or so people. It’s been around since the 1800s, but needless to say there isn’t much here. In fact, the town had about 400 people in 1970 and has been declining ever since. Doubtful a vacation here is in the works.
Over in Minnesota, their Saratoga fares a little better, but only a little. In Winona County you’ll find a town of just over 600 people that shares our name, though not much else. This is a rural community through and through.
Saratoga, New York
Not to be confused with Saratoga Springs, on the East Coast you’ll find a pleasant town of 5,100 with a history that dates to the 1700s. This town began as Fort Saratoga, and is perhaps best known as place where British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates after the Battle of Saratoga. Today it hosts the Saratoga Race Course, the oldest operating sports facility in the United States. It’s a beautiful town, made even more beautiful by adjoining our next entry…
Saratoga Springs, New York
This town of 27,000 is one of the most beautiful cities in the northeast, an historic community that has been a popular tourist destination for over 200 years. Located in the heart of New York’s so-called “Capital Region,” it has routinely been ranked in the top 10 places to live in the state. The city has a thriving thoroughbred racing scene, gorgeous golf courses, theaters and the performing arts, a dozen great museums, and more. It has even been a shooting location for notable films like 12 Years A Slave, The Horse Whisperer, and Seabiscuit. Needless to say, this would be a wonderful place to spend some time!
Saratoga, North Carolina
The last stop on our Saratoga tour is another tiny village, this one comprised of just 400 or so people in rural South Carolina. It’s home to an historic plantation, but there aren’t many other tourist destinations nearby.
Interesting to see all these other towns that share the name of our illustrious town. And there are more, too! If you found this article interesting, perhaps we’ll tour some more Saratogas in a future article. Thanks for reading!