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Overview of Rensselaer

Rensselaer, NY is a beautiful suburban town situated along the banks of the Hudson River. It is well-known for its traditional values and small-town charm. People looking to move to the area will have no problem finding Rensselaer apartments for rent. Since it is located just right across from Albany, there will always be something to do.

Living in Rensselaer, NY

Originally settled by Dutch immigrants in 1609, Rensselaer is one of the most beautiful and classic towns in the area. Over the years, the town underwent several renovations, and in the early 2000s several educational facilities were built to attract more people to the lovely community. The town is also the home of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, a private research university for those studying in the science and math fields.

Those living in Rensselaer rentals will want to factor a few costs into their monthly budgets. According to City-Data, the cost of living here is 108.2, which is 8.2 percent higher than the United States average. Residents will also want to consider commuting costs, as the town loses population on workdays due to commuting. The mean travel time to work for local residents is about 20 minutes. However, those who choose to live and work in downtown Rensselaer will be happy to discover that they may be able to walk to work. The town is considered "Very Walkable" by Walkscore.com and has a walk score of 78.

Rensselaer Attractions and Special Events

From book clubs to music festivals, there will always be something to do in Rensselaer. A short distance away from some of upstate New York's more unique cuisine spots and shopping areas in Albany, this is the perfect place for families and single dwellers alike.

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Rensselaer, NY 12144

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Menands, NY 12204

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Menands, NY (North Albany - Shaker Park)

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Menands, NY 12204

$865 - $1745

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Watervliet, NY 12189

$825 - $1645

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