Located within New York, United States, the village of Colonie is located in the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area.
Colonie is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to Adirondack Northway, Interstate 890, one of the railway lines or the airport (Albany International Airport). It is sometimes difficult to access green spaces from a large number of locations within the village since they are spread out sparsely. Despite that, there are about 30 parks nearby for residents to check out.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Colonie is an important part of its character. The average year of construction for properties in this village is 1970. This village is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly three quarters of the population of this village own their home and one quarter are renters.
Some home buyers in this village may be able to reach one of over 50 supermarkets on foot, while others will need a vehicle. There are also over 300 restaurants and cafes in Colonie. With regards to education, there are only a few high schools and primary schools in this village and consequently they can be a long walk away. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Colonie is an extremely convenient part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area for moving around by car. Parking is easy, and many properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 787. However, public transit users may find limited options in Colonie due to the low service level. Thankfully, there are about 10 bus lines passing through the village, and most properties are close to a bus stop. Traveling on foot is not very convenient for home buyers in Colonie as few common errands can be run without needing to use a car.