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87 Apartments for rent in Schenectady, NY

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Last updated December 12 at 7:38pm UTC
Electric City Apartments
248 State Street
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 12 at 6:35pm UTC
Studio
$1,245
1 Bedroom
$1,345
2 Bedrooms
$1,585
508 State Street - 4C
Downtown Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 12 at 7:04pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$985
2 Bedrooms
Ask
200 State St
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 12 at 7:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,195
1442 GLENWOOD BLVD
Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:54pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
108 UNION ST
Stockade
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:33pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1146 GLENWOOD BLVD
Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:33pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
708 VALE PL
Eastern Avenue
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:33pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$875
734 HAMPTON AV
Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:33pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
1862 ALBANY ST
Woodlawn
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:33pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
605 SOUTH AV
Downtown Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:33pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
2186 AVENUE B
Northside
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 1:34am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1055 PHOENIX AV
Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 4:33pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
2088 Caldicott Rd
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 7 at 11:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1003 Barrett St
Downtown Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 7 at 11:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1015 Barrett St
Downtown Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 7 at 11:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1138 Paul Ave
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 7 at 11:04am UTC
1 Bedroom
$875
109 Gordon Rd
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 7 at 11:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
2220 Campbell Avenue
Bellevue
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 3 at 12:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1001 Barrett Street
Downtown Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated November 22 at 11:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
6 Remmington Road
Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Updated November 21 at 11:20am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
1862 Albany Street 1
Woodlawn
Schenectady, NY
Updated November 21 at 11:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
2504 Campbell Avenue
Bellevue
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 12 at 7:35pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
806 Congress St 1
Mont Pleasant
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 11 at 10:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
810 Congress St
Mont Pleasant
Schenectady, NY
Updated December 7 at 11:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
City Guide
Schenectady
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.