The town of Guilderland, New York is situated in the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area.
Guilderland is quiet overall, as the streets are usually quite calm - however noise can be an issue around one of the railway lines, New York State Thruway or Interstate 890. It is rather challenging to reach parks from a large number of locations within the town since they are spread out sporadically. Still, there are about 20 parks nearby for residents to relax in.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing many of the dwellings in Guilderland, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This town has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around three quarters of the properties in the town are occupied by home owners while renters occupy the remainder. The median year of construction for houses in this part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area is 1973.
Accessing one of around 20 grocery stores by walking is an option for some, but not all, home buyers in this part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area. There are also a few choices for those who care about nearby restaurants. When it comes to education, residents may consider it very hard to get to high schools and primary schools as pedestrians. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
A car is a great transportation option in Guilderland. It is very easy to access a parking spot. On the other hand, Guilderland is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, the town is served by a few bus lines. It is very impractical for people walking to move around in Guilderland as very few daily needs can be met without having to resort to a car.