Ranked in the 26th percentile


  • Schenectady is ranked #990 in New York
  • Schenectady is ranked #21,565 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Cost of Living
Livability Score Comparison
66New York

Find Real Estate Listings In Schenectady


New Real Estate Listings In Schenectady

Amenities Around Schenectady

Check Your Commute Time

Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
See more Schenectady, NY transportation information

Compare Schenectady, NY Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Schenectady, NY

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Center Square, Albany7313.22,744
Melrose, Albany6810.92,295
Helderberg, Albany6712.43,212
Park South, Albany6612.81,627
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lancaster, Albany6511.41,029
Upper Washington Avenue, Albany63111,269
New Scotland, Albany63123,571
Bishop's Gate, Albany6112.2988

Best Cities Near Schenectady, NY

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Bennington, VT7936.6187
Lenox, MA7944.61,833
Saratoga Springs, NY7819.927,447
East Greenbush, NY7818.44,960
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glens Falls North, NY7738.78,424
Chatham, NY7634.71,470
Valatie, NY7529.71,533
Hampton Manor, NY7516.12,034
See all New York cities

Recent Schenectady Reviews

Write a review about Schenectady Tell people what you like or don't like about Schenectady…
Easy place to get around & there are signs of revival, but I'd still be leery...

Depending on where you live, school & property taxes are extremely high (could more than double your mortgage payments) & the crime is off the charts- gangs, robberies, car break ins, theft, burglaries, lots of drugs & shootings too. Hamilton hill is the worst area- has been for many years & doesn't seem to be getting better (although the downtown, stockade & some surrounding areas are being revived). …
  • Report
booboosgirl1Posted on Feb 28, 2017
Schenectady, NY - Artsy and Family Friendly

I have traveled to Schenectady, NY at least six times a year, for the past ten years, to visit my brother. Whether it's catching a Broadway show, attending an orchestra performance, golfing, hiking, boating, biking or fishing, there is always something to do! Schenectady is a gorgeous city, with sprawling parks and a manicured downtown area. I love to visit downtown Schenectady in the evening to soak in …
  • Report
AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Aug 10, 2010
See all Schenectady reviews

Recent Schenectady Forum Questions

Ask a question about Schenectady Have a question about Schenectady? Ask it here.
schenectady, ny i am planning to leave virginia and move upstate ny. its me and hubby, and we are thinking about lancaster or schenectady, ny. i am italian and he is black. would this be a problem in either of these places. we love the cold and snow. and we wanted to be not to far from canada, to do some touring. can anyone tell me anything that …
  • Report
deePosted on Oct 15, 2011
See all Schenectady questions
Source: The Schenectady, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).