95 Apartments for rent in Schenectady, NY

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Last updated October 22 at 9:31AM
2971 West Old State Road, #18
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 17 at 10:11AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
1976 Curry Rd, 171
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 22 at 9:28AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
108 UNION ST
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 22 at 9:31AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
1123 6TH AV
Mont Pleasant
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 15 at 2:04AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
1020 REGENT ST
Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Updated September 25 at 2:00AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1055 SHAVE RD
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 12 at 10:48AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,150
836 HARRIS DR
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 13 at 5:34PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
128 PARK PL
Downtown Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 19 at 1:14PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1057 SHAVE RD
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 6 at 10:04AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
301 Green St, #113
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 22 at 9:28AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
111 UNION ST
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated August 16 at 3:20AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1049 GLENWOOD BLVD
Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 16 at 7:44PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
25 FRONT ST
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated September 26 at 9:37AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
2971 West Old State Road, 22
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 20 at 5:16PM UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
2239 PINE RIDGE RD
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 21 at 9:36AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
1110 Millington Rd
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 14 at 7:56PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
1538 WENDELL AV
Northside
Schenectady, NY
Updated August 15 at 4:52AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
910 Pleasantview Ave
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 15 at 9:26AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
108 UNION ST
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 10 at 9:59AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
108 UNION ST
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated October 10 at 2:17AM UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,290
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City Guide

Albany may get the glory of being the capital, and Manhattan may get all the fame but there is one New York city that has history, fame, and a few reasons to toot its own horn.

Schenectady holds its own baton in the race of amazing New York cities. It has been the residence of Kurt Vonnegut (and the basis for many of his books), Union College (totally liberal arts, totally laid back), the birthplace of GE (which gave it the nickname “Electric City”) and it is home to NY’s first histori...

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Settling into Schenectady - The Neighborhoods:

Part of the “Capital District,” Schenectady has long been considered an all-in-one city. Everything you need is located here, no matter in which end of the city you choose to live. While some areas are a bit more historic and some are a bit more suburban, there is no bad spot to land in Schenectady. Whether you are here for college or to start life in Eastern New York, there is a place for you. Just be sure to bring your winter gear…a love of history and arts wouldn’t hurt either.

North Side

This part of town is a bit suburban, middle/upper middle class. The single family homes here are often old colonials and filled with families, seniors, and young couples too. People flock here for the good schools, friendly neighborhoods, and pretty streets. Apartment living offers great options to North Side residents as it combines the Americana coziness with lower expenses. The North Side is on the bus-line, providing great public transportation options but it is also close to major highways for those with their own set of wheels. Many apartments include water/heat in the rental price and offer garages (to shield your car from the harsh winter), fitness centers, and pools. Close to shopping, eateries, the GE plot and local colleges, living here is practical and affordable (1 bedroom/$705). $$-$$$

Eastern Schenectady/Eastern Avenue

A walkable part of town, the eastern part of Schenectady is minutes from Albany. Home to families, college students (Union Street located here) and residents of mixed ages, this end of town offers a safe neighborhood, proximity to major highways (5, 146, 90) and local colleges. Full of great eateries, bars, and the gamut of city activities, this is a coveted part of town. Apartment living often features washers and dryers, gas and heat included, and balconies/patios. Traveling with a cat? You’re in luck! Many apartments around welcome feline friends. How much will all this fun set you back? No worries, you can score a two bedroom/one bath for about $875. Scratching posts extra. $$-$$$$

Downtown

Where can you find affordable rent, proximity to Union College, hiking/biking trails and awesome nightlife? Look no further than Downtown. Schenectady’s downtown area is being completely restored with a new movie theatre, YMCA, shops, loft housing and so on… but the apartments that exist here now are perfectly acceptable. In fact, the area is highly coveted by college students and young professionals. The airport and Amtrak station are located nearby. The historic part of town (the Stockade is located here) and many of the single family homes have a lot of character and great back stories. Some of the streets in this area are so gorgeous that they are worth a stroll even if you live elesewhere. Bonus: sometimes throughout the year, garden tours are offered in Stockade. Great eateries and local shops are located down here as well. Apartments sometimes feature cable/internet included in the price of rent, new kitchens, and walkable distances to all things glorious. One bedroom apartments are $650 and up. $$-$$$

*There are other suburbs in the city (Bellevue, Vale and Hamilton Hill, etc.) but these tend to be much more suburban and apartments may be rented out areas of homes rather than complexes.

Shuffling Around Schenectady-Traffic and Other Things to Know

The CDTA is the city’s transit system which offers you the options to vanpool, carpool or hop on the bus. There are stops throughout the city and service will take you into Rotterdam, Albany and other neighboring cities. Amtrak also runs through the city. The Amtrak will be your key to NYC and beyond.

As for the road warriors out there, here are the major highways that will be your guide(s). The 90/890 will take you east/northwest toward Albany and Scotia. The 146 is a major thruway in Schenectady and will carry you into Rotterdam, connecting with the 7 (running north and south). The 5 becomes the Mohwak Turnpike and the NY State Thruway at various points. If you are heading into other major cities (Albany, Buffalo) this is your main road. Drive safely! Oh, and don’t text and drive. It’s illegal around these parts.

Whether you are looking for a laid back, liberal arts college to attend in hopes of finding your inner disenfranchisement or simply want to move into the open air, friendly neighborhoods that eastern New York has to offer, Schenectady welcomes you. The history here speaks for itself but what happens in the future is entirely up to you. You’ll catch an exhibit, you’ll picnic in Central Park (yes, there is another one…just like the first one), you’ll golf (disc golf for you non-country club types) and brave cold winters. In Schenectady, you will do it all…and then some.