A sleepy city bisected by the Mohawk River, Amsterdam, N.Y., is full of business opportunities and neighborly pride. Homes for rent in Amsterdam have access to a stalwart school system, interesting cultural attractions and a rising public profile as a key player in New York's emerging "Tech Valley."
Interesting Facts for Renters in Amsterdam
Named by Dutch settlers after its more famous counterpart in the Netherlands, Amsterdam was incorporated as a village in 1830 and a city in 1885.
Public transit options in Amsterdam include commuter service to Albany and other regional destinations, as well as a city-wide bus system.
Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are served by the Greater Amsterdam School District, which is comprised of four elementary schools and two secondary schools. Fulton-Montgomery Community College has a campus in Amsterdam, while nearby Schenectady has a number of higher learning institutions, including Union College and Schenectady County Community College.
Great Resources for Amsterdam Renters
Amsterdam's official website is a one-stop shop for new city residents, as it provides ample information about recreation options, business opportunities, news, events and government in the city.
The Amsterdam Recorder is the local paper, offering news, events, opinion pages and opportunities for residents to digitally interact with one another.
Things to Do in and Around Amsterdam
Upstate New York has earned its reputation as a beautiful place, and there's no shortage of ways to get in touch with nature in Amsterdam or just outside the city. Nearby outdoor areas include the Charleston State Forest, Great Sacandaga Lake and the Green Mountain National Forest, a 416,000-acre ecological preserve and recreational area located just over the Vermont border. Albany, which is only about a 40-minute drive away, includes some gorgeous natural scenery, first-rate museums and historic sites and a variety of entertainment options, from the family-friendly Tulip Festival to a thriving restaurant and nightlife scene.