Schenectady County, NY
Located just west of the Capital city of Albany in New York State, Schenectady County includes the city of Schenectady, towns of Niskayuna, Scotia and Glenville. The area, rich in history and the arts has beautiful scenic lakes and mountains provides recreational fun all year. Within a day’s drive to Boston, Montreal and New York City, we are at the hub of North American activity.
The dynamic business climate created by New York’s Tech Valley offers an abundance of career opportunities in a mix of industries, including nanotechnology, health care and higher education. Home to 21 colleges and universities, with RPI, Albany Medical Center and the University at Albany leading the way; these institutions bring an energy and diversity to the area. The New York State University School for Nanotechnology located just a short drive away on the Albany campus is the first of its kind in the country.
This region accommodates many lifestyle choices from urban to suburban to rural countryside. Housing prices are still more affordable than what you’ll find in major metropolitan areas and the employment opportunities, health care, school systems and recreational activities are among the best in the county. Schenectady County encompasses everything from high-tech industries to rural open spaces and so the county offers a rich range of housing options from county estates to city neighborhoods.
Founded in 1661 as one of the original outposts in New York State, Schenectady County has been in the forefront of our country’s history. General Electric, started by Thomas Edison as The Edison Machine Company has grown into GE Global Research , one of the largest and most diverse industrial research labs in the world.
Opportunity abounds with every change of season! There is a new energy in the area that reflects its link to history and its promising future.