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Schenectady, NY

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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”.

Apartments in Schenectady NY


Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Fox Run Apartments
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-1.5


Twin Lakes
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Heritage Village
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5


The Apartments at Forrest Pointe
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Country Gardens
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Schenectady, NY is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.03%
  • 6.4%
  • 5.28%
  • Female
  • 7.54%
  • 6.01%
  • 6.05%
is average rent in Schenectady, NY
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.38%
  • 8.84%
  • 7.57%
of units are available for rent in Schenectady
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 718
  • 49
  • 6017
Getting Around in Schenectady, NY

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.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Schenectady is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.89%
  • 20.74%
  • 2.73%

Proctor's Theatre

<p>Proctor's Theatre is a former vaudeville house that has been recently renovated for musical and theatrical performances. It has been a major venue for years, and popular acts such as Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Hal Holbrook, Ted Wiles, and George Burns have all performed there. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the venue itself has been in operation since the mid-1920s. After its 2007 renovation, the Proctor's Theatre is still a popular venue. It holds one of the largest movie screens in the region, and it was actually the site of the first public demonstration of television.</p>

Stockade Historic District

<p>The Stockade Historic District is the city's oldest neighborhood, and it has been continuously inhabited for three hundred years making the city older than the United States government. The city was founded as a Dutch colony, and it retains many of those features bright colors, Dutch style buildings, and colorful floral arraignments. The Stockade Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970s, and it works actively with the city and its neighborhood association to protect its buildings and overall flavor.</p>

Schenectady County Historical Society

<p>The Schenectady County Historical Society is an independent nonprofit based out of the city of Schenectady. It was founded in the early 1900s, and its mission is to promote and encourage original historical research; to disseminate a greater knowledge of the history of the State of New York and particularly of Schenectady County The Society acts as a museum, housing books, documents, paintings, and other exhibits that have historical significance to the region. The Schenectady History Museum, which is part of the Society, has over 2,000 files in its archives.</p>