Niskayuna median real estate price is $368,697, which is more expensive than 36.3% of the neighborhoods in New York and 58.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Niskayuna is currently $2,392, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 59.3% of New York neighborhoods.
Niskayuna is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Schenectady, New York.
Niskayuna real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Niskayuna neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Niskayuna are 5.3%, which is lower than one will find in 66.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Niskayuna is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Niskayuna neighborhood, where 44.7% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Niskayuna neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 97.4% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Niskayuna neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.
The Niskayuna neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Furthermore, the Niskayuna neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 69.7% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.
One way that the Niskayuna neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Did you know that the Niskayuna neighborhood has more Belgian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 2.5% have Eastern European ancestry.
Niskayuna is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Niskayuna neighborhood in Schenectady are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 94.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 71.3% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Niskayuna neighborhood, 69.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 14.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.2%), and 11.4% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the Niskayuna neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.1% of households. Some people also speak Korean (2.1%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Niskayuna neighborhood in Schenectady, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (15.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report Asian roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.3%), among others. In addition, 13.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Niskayuna neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (71.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.