In 2010 Colonie was ranked the safest city in the nation by Crime City Rankings!
A suburb of the Capital Region in NY, Colonie offers many of the conveniences of living in a small city while at the same time maintaining a suburban feel. Homes for sale in Colonie, NY often sell quickly and property values remain some of the most stable in the Capital Region. This in part is due to the low property and school tax rates Colonie homeowners enjoy as a result of an efficient and well run town government.
There is plenty to keep everyone busy in Colonie, NY.
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Flight Trampoline Park, 30A Post Rd. Colonie, NY (518) 952-0433. Switch up your normal routine and head to Albany’s Flight Trampoline Park, NY and experience something new. If you’re looking for a fun time, make plans to visit this place. Who doesn’t love to jump around on a trampoline?
The Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211, (518) 783-2760. Located in the Town of Colonie, New York, outside of Albany. Crossings Park is a 130-acre public park to which tourists come to visit every day. The park has bike and running paths that stretch and connect up to 6.5 total miles, as well as a 3 acre pond located in the center for fishing during the summer and ice skating in the winter (“Albany an Amazing Discovery”). The park holds festivals and farmers markets that attract people from all across New York. The park maintains a big gazebo that overlooks the pond, a play park for kids of all ages, a medium sized maze, and the Rudy A. Ciccotti Center. The park is open from sun up to sun down. The Crossings Park is closed on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. (“Osur”)
Albany Pine Bush Preserve, 195 New Karner Rd., Colonie, NY 12205, (518) 456-0655.
• A globally rare ecosystem located in the heart of the Capital District.
• 3,200 acre nature preserve with more than 18 miles of trails.
• Staff and volunteers conduct on-the-ground natural resource protection and management, scientific research and environmental education.
• Chosen as a National Natural Landmark for its extraordinary sand dunes, the Preserve is also a New York State Unique Area, Bird Conservation Area and a National Audubon Society Important Bird Area.
• A fire-dependent habitat that provides a home for more than 1,500 plant and animal species, including the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly.
Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes, 1160 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205, (518) 438-6404. Local bowling alley features a pro shop, snack bar & midweek promos like dollar nights & trivia.
K1 Speed, 161 Washington Avenue Extension, Colonie, NY 12205, (518) 452-2687. Chain of indoor racing centers featuring electric go-karting for all ages & skill levels, plus food.
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Night Life and Dining
There are a number of wonderful locally owned establishments as well as chain restaurants in Colonie, NY.
Blessings Tavern, 1116 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Colonie, NY 12205, (518) 869-8942. Blessing’s Tavern is a neighborhood bar and restaurant. They pride themselves on their friendliness and down-home atmosphere. On Friday nights they have a DJ and karaoke. On Saturday nights they feature live, local music. Located just east of the Town of Colonie Golf Course, they offer reduced golfer’s drink pricing. Opened in 1950, they are the oldest continually-operating tavern in Colonie. The menu size, soup variety and specials are always a surprise for new customers. Portions are large, Food is home-cooked and prices are low.
Ralph’s Tavern, 1328 Central Ave., Colonie, NY 12205, (518) 489-8290. Ralph’s Tavern serves authentic Italian-American food made with fresh ingredients. They guarantee you’ll be delighted, from the first sip of wine to the last bite of pie!
O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub, 1814 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205, (518) 464-1200. Old-school kid friendly neighborhood pub and restaurant offering draft brews, comfort grub & sports TVs in a laid-back setting.
Build A Burger Pub, 2012 Central Ave., Colonie, NY 12205, (518) 869-0494. Fast service for drinks and food. Don’t come here if your looking for fancy or have your nose turned up – come here purely for cheap American beer, simple pub food, and good people.
Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub, 95 Everett Rd., Colonie, NY 12205, (518) 472-0522. Bar & grill offering American pub fare ranging from burgers to steaks, plus several TVs for sports.
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