The city of Rensselaer, New York is situated in the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area.
Most areas in Rensselaer are reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to Interstate 90 or one of the railway lines. Parks aren't well-distributed, which makes it sometimes difficult to access them. Still, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to explore.
In Rensselaer, around one third of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. A majority of the housing growth in this city happened prior to the 1960s. This city offers mainly three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The population residing in this city is evenly split between renters and owners.
In Rensselaer, locals will commonly be able to reach secondary schools on foot. However, it can be difficult to walk to primary schools from homes for sale in Rensselaer. Locals benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. When it comes to food, the nearest supermarket in Rensselaer is generally only a reasonably short walk away. There are also around 20 restaurants and coffee shops in this city.
Getting around by car is very easy in Rensselaer. It is very convenient to find a parking spot, and the majority of real estate listings are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 90. However, this part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, the city is linked by a few bus lines, and bus stops are typically nearby. Traveling by foot in Rensselaer is not very common, despite the fact that running daily errands is convenient by walking.