Families will love homes for rent in New York. Whether looking to live in Queens, commute from nearby or settle down in one of the many small towns in upstate N.Y., there are plenty of places to choose from before becoming a New York resident. As the United States' third most populous state, there are several other important cities in addition to New York City, including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany. Families can settle near any of these government, economic and industrial hubs, or venture farther afield for a unique community. And there's no shortage of things to do in New York, from venturing into the state park system and fishing in the Hudson River Valley to sightseeing in Manhattan and checking out the Olympic facilities at Lake Placid.
Although Albany is the current state capital, New York's first capital was Kingston. Also, Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon national parks combined don't take up as much land as New York's Adirondack Park.