Schenectady is located in eastern New York, and is the county seat of Schenectady County. The city has a population of over 66,135, as of the 2010 census. Schenectady is located near the state’s capital of Albany, and is also geographically close to both the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. The city’s name actually comes from a Native American saying, which means “near the pines”.
Most people in the city of Schenectady get around via their own private vehicles. However, there are various options for travel to and from the city. Interestingly, Schenectady provides rail service to their citizen that travels to other major New York cities, as well as to Canada and to Mid-Western cities such as Chicago and Detroit. At point, the city of Schenectady also used street cars, but that is no longer the case.