The neighborhood of Downtown is part of the city of Schenectady, New York.
Downtown offers an extensive selection of green spaces to enjoy, despite its sometimes busy ambience. Green spaces, including Vale Park, are especially well-situated and there are a few of them close by for residents to explore, which makes them easy to get to. Lastly, this neighborhood remains relatively quiet, as there are few people out and about on the streets, although there can be higher levels of noise for those who are around one of the railway lines or Interstate 890.
About 45% of buildings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Downtown, while small apartment buildings and duplexes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This part of Schenectady also has a variety of housing sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 90% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas owners make up the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this part of Schenectady occurred pre-1960.
In this part of the city, residents will generally be able to get to primary as well as high schools on foot. In terms of food, it is very easy to access the nearest grocery store on foot from any home in Downtown. Furthermore, there are a good number of options in close proximity for those who value restaurants and cafes.
Downtown presents home owners with the choice between different methods of transportation. The public transit system in this part of the city is fairly good. More precisely, the neighborhood is linked by a few bus lines, and it is very easy to get to a nearby bus stop from most residences. The car is usually the favored means of transportation in this area. It is straightforward to park, and nearby highways, such as Interstate 890, are very easy to reach from anywhere in Downtown. This part of the city is convenient for walking; many daily errands can be run on foot.