Schenectady, NY

Overview

A strong tradition of industry and innovation continues to influence the local culture—General Electric, historically one of Schenectady’s powerhouse employers, has re-invested in the city with renewable energy initiatives, and many of the old manufacturing buildings have been repurposed to house locally-owned businesses in recent years. Streetcars make it easy to traverse the city, and local rail service connects Schenectady to nearby communities such as Albany, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. The city’s parks and natural surroundings offer lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. Golf and disc golf are popular among locals, and in the winter, several ski areas (in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts) lay within an hour’s drive of your Schenectady rental. The performing arts have a strong presence, from Broadway shows at Proctors to classical recitals at the Union College Concert Series to free outdoor performances at the Music Haven Stage in the summertime.

3 Neighborhoods in Schenectady, NY

  • Mt Pleasant

    Mt. Pleasant is a small Schenectady neighborhood offering quiet streets lined with homes dating to the early 1900s. Mt. Pleasant is roughly 30 minutes from Albany and less than two miles from Union College. Schenectady County Community College is just outside the neighborhood on its north end. Lined with mature trees and sidewalks, Mt. Pleasant is a terrific neighborhood for those who prefer a quieter, suburban community while still being well within reach of large-city amenities.

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  • Outer Schenectady

    The Outer Schenectady neighborhood finds itself near several major highways making transportation in and around the city easy. Working professionals with jobs in the state's capital of Albany only have a 20-minute commute by car. Many residents also hold positions at General Electric, Schenectady's oldest company.

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  • Seward Place

    The Seward Place neighborhood of Schenectady, N.Y. is situated conveniently close to the excitement of downtown. The neighborhood sits close to State Street, which acts as a main thoroughfare through the downtown area, and is dotted with restaurants and shops.

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