Part of the capital district, Cohoes is located in upstate New York and the city is divided into three areas: The Islands, River Plain and the Western Plateau. The 16,000 city residents enjoy beautiful scenery due to the city's location in Albany County along the Mohawk River, which runs along the city's northeast boundary and the Hudson River, located on the easterly side of Van Schaick Island. Access to Highways 32, 470 and 787 makes it easy for residents searching for Cohoes apartments for rent to come and go as they please.
Originally bought from the local Native Americans in 1630, Cohoes was mostly used for agricultural purposes until residents realized its location was the perfect setting for water power, manufacturing and commercial industries thanks to the two rivers.
Today, Albany County offers many employment opportunities. Some of the most popular industries include health care, higher education and construction, and local employees recorded an average commute time around 20 minutes. Higher education institutions around Cohoes include: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Siena College, Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY at Albany, The College of Saint Rose, Union College and Schenectady County Community College.
Walking around downtown Cohoes helps visitors see what this great community has to offer. The city of Cohoes has an abundance of recreational, leisure and business opportunities to explore. Anyone interested in Cohoes' rich history will enjoy touring the Van Schaick Mansion, which was once military quarters for many battles. Another historical attraction is the Cohoes Mastodon, which displays skeletal remains of a mastodon found sixty feet below ground in 1866.
Local entertainment is enjoyed by all at the old Cohoes Music Hall building, which hosts plays, concerts and off-Broadway performances throughout the year. Popular restaurants range from family-style dining, specialty foods to fine dining, providing affordable options for all of Cohoes residents and visitors. Cohoes residents dine and shop downtown to support local businesses. Wine houses, sports and recreational shops, a local farmers market and specialty boutiques help shoppers find what they are looking for.
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