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As the 13th largest city in New York, Schenectady has a comfortable balance of urban and suburban living. After finding a home for rent in Schenectady, you'll be able to enjoy a lifestyle that includes quality public transportation, a tightknit community, plenty of green space and easy access to the Mohawk River. Schenectady's rich history and proximity to Albany are two other factors that make the city an attractive place to live.

5 Things Renters Should Know About Schenectady

  • It was in Schenectady that Thomas Edison founded the Edison Electric Company, which eventually became the General Electric Company.
  • The land now known as Schenectady originally belonged to the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois Nation.
  • Schenectady was incorporated as a borough in 1765 and became a city in 1798.
  • WGY-AM, one of the first commercial radio stations in the U.S., is located in Schenectady.
  • Schenectady covers an area of 11 square miles.

Top Resources for Schenectady Renters

  • To access the garbage pickup schedule or find the contact information for your neighborhood organization, visit the official website of the City of Schenectady.
  • You'll want to take a look at the weather forecast before canoeing down the Mohawk River.
  • Planning to raise children in Schenectady? Visit the Schenectady City School District website for more information about public schools in the area.
  • Catch up on local news by reading The Daily Gazette.

Things to Do in and Around Schenectady

When you live in Schenectady, you can spend your weekends walking through Central Park, visiting Jackson's Garden or picnicking on the shores of Steinmetz Lake. Dine at any number of popular restaurants in the city, including Tara Kitchen and The Bier Abbey. There's plenty of shopping in downtown Schenectady, although Rotterdam Square is also a popular destination.