Schenectady is located within the Capital-Saratoga region of eastern New York State and offers a variety of desirable living, educational, recreational, cultural and entertainment options. Located just three hours north of New York City, west of Boston and south of Montreal, one can take advantage of the opportunities available in a big city without the day-to-day hassle and high cost of living. The descriptions below highlight just a few of the many attractions available in the immediate Capital Region.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga and the Times Union Center in Albany are just a few of the venues presenting nationally acclaimed artists. SPAC in Saratoga is the summer home to the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The historic Saratoga Race Course attracts visitors from all over the world to watch the top thoroughbreds compete on one of the country’s most beautiful racetracks.
In addition to hosting many concerts and special events throughout the year the Times Union Center is home to the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils hockey team. Troy is the home of the Tri-City Valley Cats baseball team, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. RPI and Union offer exciting Division I hockey action while Siena and the State University of New York at Albany have Division I basketball teams. This area is also home to some of New York State's most powerful high school sports teams.
Many people are unaware of the beautiful mountains and lakes that cover Northeastern New York which offer great opportunities for hunting, fishing hiking, biking, skiing and water-sports. With the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George and Lake Placid to our north, the Berkshires to our east, and the Catskills to our south, there are many opportunities for outdoor activities year round. Take a look at some of the links provided to learn more about the outdoor recreational activities of our region.
The Capital Region is home to RPI, Union College, Siena College, Clarkson University Capital Region Campus, SUNY Albany, The Sage Colleges, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Hudson Valley Community College, as well as several private college-preparatory schools such as Albany Academy, Christian Brothers Academy, La Salle Institute and Emma Willard School. This area also has some of the best public elementary, secondary and, high schools in the state. The educational opportunities in this area are tremendous.