Schenectady is a city located within New York, United States.
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed atmosphere will enjoy Schenectady. Green spaces, including Hillhurst Park and Vale Park, are very well-spread out and there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in, which makes it easy to get to them. The noise levels in this city are also quite low, as the streets are usually reasonably peaceful - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines or Interstate 890.
Most homes in Schenectady were constructed prior to the 1960s, during its latest housing boom. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 45% of buildings in this city, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. Home owners occupy roughly 60% of the units in Schenectady and 40% are rented. This city has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is usually possible for home buyers in this city to shop for their groceries by walking. Residents can enjoy over 250 restaurants and cafes as well. With respect to education, it is a reasonably short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from anywhere in this city. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This city is a fairly pleasant part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area for pedestrians; many common errands can be run on foot. The public transit network in this city is rather poor. Thankfully, home owners have access to approximately 10 bus lines, and it is straightforward to get to a nearby bus stop from most residences. However, moving around by car is very convenient in Schenectady. The majority of properties for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 890, and coming across a place to park is quite easy.