The Village of Menands calls this community just north of Albany NY the “center of it all”, and they couldn’t be more right. Under 10 minutes north of the state government buildings at Empire State Plaza, 10 minutes south of Watervliet Arsenal, 15 minutes east of U of Albany and 15 minutes west of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Menands NY truly is at the center of the Capital Region.
The below are all good reasons to choose an apartment in Menands, NY and also the reasons we chose this location to build.
Quality of Life in Menands, NY
A small community with ample greenery and surprisingly great parking, Menands is a small town surrounded by big city culture and events. Whether you want to spend the summer paddling area waterways and the winter hitting the slopes, or you’re more interested in seeing the NYC Ballet in its summer residence in Saratoga Springs and winter symphonic performances at The Egg, Menands is your access point for the entire Capital Region. You can take your pick of local wineries, breweries, and museums or hit the road and find Boston, NYC, Syracuse, and Montreal all within a 3 hour drive.
Great Schools in Menands, NY
The Menands School District boasts a green-level Great School rating nationally and ranks extremely well compared with many other area school districts. The Menands School describes itself as “a small school community with big aspirations”. Every student is known to the entire staff and teachers and administrators work closely with families to provide students with the type of personal attention that really makes a difference to learning.
Commute Times from Menands, NY
We touched on it a bit above, but really we cannot say enough about the great commutes from Menands, NY. Located on the east side of Albany, Menands residents see very little of the I-87 and I-90 traffic that their fellow Capital Region commuters south, west, and north of the city deal with every morning and evening. In the heart of New York’s tech valley, commutes to Albany, Schenectady, and even Malta are easy and hassle-free.