9.2 out of 10


42.818738018684 -73.8990993133364
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Where Every Day is a Celebration: Especially "Niska-Day"!"

Niskayana, NY of Schenectady is a beautiful little town, pretty quiet and mainly residential. There is a park, Jeff Blatnick Park, which is a lovely piece of land that offers basketball courts, baseball fields, driving range, a playground, and even a pond, which creates a magical tranquility. It's a great place to bring your family and friends for a picnic, or yourself for some quiet contemplation. You're also right near the beautiful Mohawk River which offers many more recreational activities, and there's shopping to be found at the Shop Rite Square, which has a Starbucks and TCBY, and the Friendly's---while unfortunately soon to close---is going to give way to plenty more shopping and restaurant opportunities. The Town Board also plans to put more parking spaces as well as sprucing up the general landscape of the Shopping Plaza. Plus, as a town that is part of the greater town of Schenectady, NY, you have all the wonderful shopping and restaurant opportunities there as well! It's a great place to look for whatever you need and enjoy yourself as well!

Niskayana has a wonderful school system: the Niskayana Central School District. This is a top-notch education for your kids, with a 95% graduation rate and wonderful, caring teachers throughout the district.

Niskayana doesn't have any stores or “Niska-Day”, which takes place annually and includes the morning family foot race, parade, fair and fireworks (unusually, even though this fair takes place the second Saturday in the month of May, there is no Fourth of July fireworks). It's a wonderful community event that brings everyone together.

Come visit Niskayana, and I'm sure you'll see why people choose to live in Niskayana, which is very safe, affordable and accommodating when compared to the rest of NY.
  • great schools
  • beautiful park
  • very safe, very affordable
  • can get pretty quiet at times
  • must have a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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