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Schenectady, NY

Schenectady, NY

Schenectady, NY

Moving to Schenectady, NY – Life in Upstate New York

Where is Schenectady?  It’s located in upstate New York and was once known as “The City that Lights and Hauls the World” for being the home of General Electric and American Locomotive Company.  It’s also the seat of Schenectady County, has a population of 66,135 and is about 30 minutes northwest of Albany.  Boasting to be a destination as unique as its name, Schenectady offers all the amenities and attractions of a big city with the laid back relaxed feeling of small town life.  Welcome to Schenectady, we think you’ll like it here!

The mountains around Schenectady. Did you know that Schenectady actually means “Beyond the pine plains”?  Maybe this is because Schenectady lies in the shadow of the amazing Adirondack Mountains.  Less than an hour drive will take you to this majestic mountain range full of 2,000 miles of trails, 240 lakes, and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams making it the premier destination for family fun.  Activities that the entire family will enjoy include: swimming, sailing, waterskiing, canoeing, golf, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and more!  Visit Adirondack

The weather in Schenectady. Burrr...it may be cold in the winter, but it’s normally nice and comfortable in the summer.  The average temperatures range from the 20’s during the winter months and the 70’s in the summer months. That’s not too bad!

Getting an education in Schenectady. If you’re moving to Schenectady and looking to further your education, you can choose between Schenectady Community College and Union College.  Both schools offer excellent degree plans in a variety of disciplines. 

The parks in Schenectady.  Not many cities scream “outdoor fun” louder than Schenectady, New York. If you’re a connoisseur of great parks, you’ll have tons to do here.  In addition to the Adirondacks, Schenectady has several parks located in the city with family friendly activities galore!  Central Park offers the Music Haven stage, swimming, basketball, baseball and tennis and even has a casino restaurant!  Collins Park and Freedom Park offer picnic areas, playground, swimming and basketball and even have free summer concerts and family entertainment.  If you love to golf you’ll be glad to know that Schenectady is home to 6 golf courses and there are 89 within an hours drive!

Getting medical care in Schenectady.  We hope a visit to a Schenectady medical facility isn’t in store, but just in case, it’s good to know that they are available.  The main hospital within the city is Ellis Hospital which has several campuses for all your healthcare needs. Nott Street Campus is the centralized location for inpatient care, McClellan Campus houses outpatient services and the Bellevue Campus is designated for women’s care.  Nearby Albany Medical Center is the area’s premier academic health sciences center with nearly 7,000 staff members to meet all your healthcare needs.                         

Helpful Links for Moving to Schenectady, New York
City Website
Chamber of Commerce
Relocation Information

The service center for Schenectady, NY is located in Albany, NY.

Information about Schenectady, NY

Est. Population: 61469
County: Schenectady
Latitude: 42.8000
Longitude: -73.9333
Zip Codes: 12008