I recently listed 2016 Lisa Lane (www.2016LisaLa.com) and thought "I wonder what I should tell pepole about this terrific house so they'll want to live here." While the house, of course, would be the deciding factor, I thought I'd put together a list of reasons why Rotterdam and the Capital District is a prime place to live. Here are some points of interest.
Rotterdam is a town in Schenectady County. According to the 2010 census, the population was just under 30,000.
Like a great percentage of Upstate New York, Rotterdam was founded by Dutch settlers, who named it after the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands (where many emigrants last touched European grounds). In addition to award winning school districts (Schalmont and Mohonsen,) Rotterdam also boasts a few mentions on the National Register of Historic Places such as The Dellemont-Wemple Farm, the Enlarged Double Lock No. 23, Old Erie Canal, and the oldest surviving house in the Mohawk Valley, the Mabee House, which is currently being operated as a living history museum, conducting school programs, and events for the public.
There’s plenty to do in and around Rotterdam. Just a 15 minute drive to area shopping Colonie Center (http://www.shopatcoloniecenter.com ), Crossgates Mall and the Albany International Airport.
Locally, Rotterdam Square and the Schenectady Museum are at your fingertips, http://www.schenectadymuseum.org ) The museum features a planetarium and is a great way to spend a rainy day.
There’s plenty of culture to be found in throughout Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga county. To name a few:
University Art Museum, 1400 Washington Ave Albany NY - 518-442-4035
The Albany Center Gallery,
Albany Institute History and Art, 125 Washington Ave Albany NY - 518-463-4478
Irish American Heritage Museum, 107 Washington Ave # 2 Albany NY - 518-432-6598
The Egg, Albany NY The Egg is a performing arts venue in Albany, New York resembling an egg.
Governer Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Albany (commonly known as simply the Empire State Plaza and less formally as The South Mall) is a complex of several state government buildings in downtown Albany, New York. The plaza was the brainchild of Governor Nelson Rockefeller
New York State Museum Cultural Education Center, Albany, 518-474-5812 located on Madison Avenue, attached to the south side of the Empire State Plaza, facing onto the plaza and towards the New York State Capitol. The museum houses art, artifacts (prehistoric and historic), and ecofacts that reflect New York State’s cultural, natural, and geological development.
It the outdoors are more your thing, head over to Colonie's Pine Bush Reserve and see if you can spot the elusive Karner Blue Butterfly while walking the trails.
There's always something new around the corner. Time to get out and explore all the capital district has to offer.