Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Rensselaer County is located in New York with a population of 159,431. In Rensselaer County, most residents own their homes. In Rensselaer County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Rensselaer County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rensselaer County are above average.
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Rensselaer County Reviews
I LOVE Rensselaer County! So much diversity and acceptance of all religions, races and genders. Been my home for 12 years, never want to leave! The people here are so nice and I just love everything about Rensselaer County! Will definitely be raising my children here, the schools are tremendous! I cannot wait to send them to schools where they will receive the best education, while forming relationships with their peers that will last a lifetime. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking to move to a different county, or come to New York for the first time!
I have enjoyed my time in Troy, NY. I believe it has been a good starter location for me. Troy is perfectly located between Saratoga and Albany, providing lots of entertainment options. It is also close to my job and future school. With that being said, I'm not in love with downtown Troy and the overall experience of living in Troy. At times I feel like it could be kept up better.
Rensselaer is out of the city which I love but still only a few minutes drive to do some shopping. It's quiet and very family oriented. It is also a diverse community which Is important to me. People are friendly most days.