We are excited to show you Niskayuna, the easternmost town in New York’s Schenectady County. With more than 22,000 residents, it was founded in 1809 right on the banks of the beautiful Mohawk River. It also hosts Lock 7 of the Erie Canal.
One of the few communities designated Tree City USA for its tree care and green spaces, Niskayuna is known for its community holiday—Niska Day. In mid-May each year, locals join together for a family-friendly day of foot races, a parade, and traditional fair activities. Fun fact: Niskayuna has been referenced both by Moby Dick author Herman Melville and by The Simpsons.
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Niskayuna is home to about 22,000 people in 7,800 households. The median age is 42 years, a few years higher than New York’s average. 90% of residents identify as white, 6% as Asian, and about 2% as African-American. The median household and median family income are both around $94,000.
Niskayuna’s housing stock consists of more than 7,000 single family homes and 1,400 apartment units. Abundant housing ensures there are active listings all year around—anywhere from 150 to 300 depending on the season. Exploring the Niskayuna real estate market, you’ll find the average price of a 2-bedroom home is around $200,000. Homes are available for many budgets, including luxury properties valued $1 million and up. Browse the newest real estate listings in Niskayuna, NY.
Niskayuna Central School District enrolls more than 4,300 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It maintains eight campuses, including five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. Niskayuna High School received a major renovation in 2007.
Niskayuna High School has had more than 18,000 graduates since it opened in 1957. It is known for its exceptional college placement, which encompasses 49 Honors classes and 20 AP classes for college credit. The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Newsweek named it one of America’s top schools, and the Albany Business Review named it #1 in the Capital District.
Historically, about 95% of Niskayuna CSD grads have gone on to college, including prestigious Yale, Cornell, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and many others. Union College and the College of St. Rose are the nearest to town. Find homes in Niskayuna by school district.
Niskayuna is one of the leading economies in New York’s Capital Region. Bolstered by the 66,000-strong city of Schenectady only ten minutes to the north and capital Albany half an hour to the south, residents are at the crossroads of amazing career opportunities.
The Capital Region is home to some of the top healthcare enterprises in America. Some of the leading employers include Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Care Service, Ellis Hospital, and Northeast Health. Many healthcare organizations hire actively all year round.
Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, GlobalFoundries, Hannaford Supermarkets, and Wal-Mart are other key brands. The Capital Region has historically been a center of General Electric hiring and research, which is picking up speed after a strategic realignment.
Lock 7 of the Erie Canal offers cycling, trails, fishing, and boat-watching when the season opens in May. It’s just one of many places to enjoy nature around Niskayuna, including Jeff Blatnick Park, Lisha Kill Preserve, and Niska Isle.
Within Schenectady, you’ll find world-class cultural sites like the Museum of Innovation and Science, VIA Aquarium, and more. The Schenectady Greenmarket meets all your produce needs, while historic Proctor’s Theater is a classic venue for concerts and shows.
Niskayuna, NY is a vibrant community with an amazing location and plenty to offer. Coldwell Banker Prime Properties guides you every step of the way to your new home. Contact us or visit our local office on Union Street to get started today.