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Area Description

Few areas of the country offer better lifestyles than Schenectady County. Our thriving downtown is a center for the arts and home to legendary Proctors Theatre. Just minutes from New York’s Capital in Albany, the majestic Adirondack Mountains and Saratoga Springs, Schenectady County boasts a diversity of culture and lifestyle, superior educational institutions and an array of shopping, dining and entertainment for all!

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   Whatever the weekend, there's something special happening in Schenectady; special history, sports, music and film. Turn any corner and discover events that make Schenectady County's neighborhoods special.

Winter brings ice fishing, snowmobiling and endless ski trails within a short drive, Spring offers nearby hunting and fishing, picnicking and spacious parks. Summer sun worshipers will find endless fun at our region's lakes and amusement parks, and nostalgic family fun is a sure bet at our neighboring county fairs.


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Schenectady County is home to its own resident ballet and symphony orchestra, film and live theater venues featuring giant motion pictures and Proctors, a restored 1926 Vaudeville theatre featuring touring Broadway shows.

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Capital District Transportation Authority Commuter Buses
Albany International Airport
Amtrak Rail

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Our region is home to first-class health care facilities and providers. In Schenectady County, you are never more than a few minutes away from nationally-recognized care at Ellis Medicine's three campuses, which provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  14.3  22.7  31.0  2.9 "
 Feb  16.3  25.0  33.7  2.7 "
 Mar  26.0  35.0  44.0  3.1 "
 Apr  37.0  47.2  57.3  3.1 "
 May  47.0  58.0  69.0  3.3 "
 Jun  56.3  66.8  77.3  3.3 "
 Jul  61.3  71.7  82.0  3.4 "
 Aug  58.7  69.0  79.3  3.2 "
 Sep  50.7  61.0  71.3  3.1 "
 Oct  40.0  49.7  59.3  3.3 "
 Nov  32.0  39.7  47.3  3.1 "
 Dec  20.3  27.5  34.7  3.0 "


Schenectady County enjoys four distinct seasons, and each brings its own unique beauty. Our county gets 38 inches of rain per year, about the U.S. average, and 125 days with measurable precipitation. Average snowfall is 47 inches. A typical year sees 177 sunny days with July highs of around 83 degrees and January lows of about 14 degrees. Our comfort index, based on humidity during the hot months, is 51 compared to a national average of just 44.

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Cost of Living for Schenectady County / New York's Capital Region, NY

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Senior Assistance in Schenectady County / New York's Capital Region, NY

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