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Sheridan Apartments - Schenectady, New York 12308
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$830

Schenectady, NY 12308

Apartment 280 units

1-2 Beds 1 Bath Cats OK

(518) 631-2166

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Schenectady, NY 12308

Hampshire Apartments - Schenectady, New York 12309
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$750 - $1050

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Schenectady, NY 12309

Apartment 168 units

0-2 Beds 1-2 Bath No Pets

(518) 631-5140

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Schenectady, NY 12309

Fort Hunter Reserve - Schenectady, New York 12303
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$895 - $1325

Schenectady, NY 12303

Apartment 54 units

1-2 Beds 1 Bath Cats OK

(518) 478-2769

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Schenectady, NY 12303

Netherlands Village - Schenectady, New York 12308
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$789 - $834

Schenectady, NY 12308

Apartment 132 units

1-2 Beds 1 Bath Cats OK

(518) 631-5582

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Schenectady, NY 12308

Court Royale - Schenectady, New York 12308
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$930

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Schenectady, NY 12308

Apartment 90 units

2 Beds 1 Bath No Pets

(518) 631-2167

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Schenectady, NY 12308

Apartments near Schenectady

Holiday at the Atrium - Glenville, New York 12302
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$2399 - $4249

Glenville, NY 12302

Apartment 95 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 Bath Pets OK

(518) 631-2160

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Glenville, NY 12302

The Reserve at Glenville - Glenville, New York 12302
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$995 - $1510

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Glenville, NY 12302

Apartment 180 units

1-3 Beds 1-2 Bath Pets OK

(518) 621-4021

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Glenville, NY 12302

Niskayuna Gardens - Niskayuna, New York 12309
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$799 - $1124

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Niskayuna, NY 12309

Apartment 180 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 Bath Cats OK

(518) 631-2170

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Niskayuna, NY 12309

Van Antwerp Village Apartments - Niskayuna, New York 12309
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$969 - $1184

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Niskayuna, NY 12309

Apartment 134 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 Bath Cats OK

(518) 631-2164

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Niskayuna, NY 12309

Hampton Run Apartments - Glenville, New York 12302
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$1135 - $1335

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Glenville, NY 12302

Apartment 80 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 Bath Cats OK

(518) 621-0106

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Glenville, NY 12302

Indian Brook Apartments - Glenville, New York 12302
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$874 - $1065

Glenville, NY 12302

Apartment 96 units

2 Beds 1 Bath Pets OK

(518) 631-2161

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Glenville, NY 12302

Apartments fairly close to Schenectady

Carpenter Village - Guilderland, New York 12084
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$820 - $1620

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Guilderland, NY 12084

Apartment 163 units

1-3 Beds 1-2 Bath Pets OK

(518) 631-2179

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Guilderland, NY 12084

Foxrun Apartments - Clifton Park, New York 12065
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$820

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Clifton Park, NY 12065

Apartment 488 units

1-2 Beds 1 Bath Pets OK

(518) 289-7211

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Clifton Park, NY 12065

Crescent Village - Clifton Park, New York 12065
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$910 - $1075

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Clifton Park, NY 12065

Apartment 96 units

1-2 Beds 1 Bath No Pets

(518) 348-8367

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Clifton Park, NY 12065

London Square Apartments - Clifton Park, New York 12065
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$964 - $1379

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Clifton Park, NY 12065

Apartment 311 units

1-3 Beds 1-2 Bath Pets OK

(518) 348-8368

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Clifton Park, NY 12065

Overview of Schenectady

With its historic past and strong residential community, it's no wonder Schenectady is a desirable community. The city holds an important place in history, and residents are proud of their popular and innovative community.

Schenectady apartments for rent can be found throughout the area, and new residents will find they are easily accepted into this inviting city.

Living in Schenectady, NY

Schenectady was first populated by the Mohawk Native American tribe. While there were no large Native American settlements here, the tribe built hunting shelters and rest areas for long days traveling or searching for food. They called the land "Schau-naugh-ta-da," and a revised version of the name was picked up by Dutch settlers when they arrived in 1661.

The Dutch settlers built a small town, but in 1690 it was attacked by the French and several Native American tribes. The entire town was burned, and all but 60 residents were killed in what became known as the Schenectady Massacre. The community was rebuilt, and officially became a city in 1798.

Throughout the 1800s and 1900s, Schenectady proved to be an innovative city in the area. Thomas Edison brought his Edison Machine Works to the community in 1887, and just a few years later the city became home to the General Electric Company. It became one of the first cities in the country with a commercial radio station.

Today, Schenectady has a population of more than 66,000. With a diverse population and strong past, the community has high hopes for a prosperous future.

Schenectady Work and Study

Schenectady is home to Union College, which has been an important educational institution in the community since 1795. This small, liberal arts college is committed to each student's individual development and academic progress. Students seeking a two-year degree can choose to study at the local junior college, Schenectady County Community College. The school is part of the State University of New York, and provides pupils with the opportunity to study various subjects, participate in athletic programs, and transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree.

Many large businesses provide employment to Schenectady residents. Some of the largest employers in Schenectady County include General Electric, Golub Corporation, Lockhead Martin, Ellis Hospital and St. Clare's Hospital.

Rentals in Schenectady, NY, and Cost of Living

The city's rental market varies, and Schenectady apartments differ in price. Residents can expect to pay anywhere between $650 and $1,500 per month for a rental property. The U.S. Census Bureau found that the median gross monthly rent in the area was $772.

Residents can cut down on their transportation costs by using the public transit systems. The local Amtrak train and Greyhound bus service shuttle residents throughout the county.

Schenectady Attractions and Special Events

One of the popular local attractions is the Museum of Innovation and Science, formerly known as the Schenectady Museum. This educational museum features exhibits, volunteer opportunities and special hands-on science activities. The museum is a great place for families, kids and adults to enjoy an educational experience.

Those interested in the arts may enjoy a visit to Proctors Theater. The theater has been entertaining residents since 1926, and has been restored to its original grandeur. Proctors originally featured comedy and musical acts, in addition to showing films on a regular basis.  Today, the theater still hosts special community events in addition to showing films for the community to enjoy.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Schenectady, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

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