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Old 04-10-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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Hey guys, I'm a first time poster, it seems like this is a pretty nice little forum. I am about to begin working at the GE-Global Research Center in Niskayuna, but I will also be working at SUNY Albany for a few days each week. I'm currently living in Clifton Park, which would be a 15 mile/ 20 minute commute (assuming no traffic) to both SUNY Albany and GE. This isn't a terrible commute, but I was hoping I could find some place that would be a shorter commute to both SUNY Albany and GE (ideally the commute to GE would be around 10 minutes). I've been looking at a few apartments in Schenectady area because it looks to me like this would be the ideal location in regards to the commute, but I'm not sure about the area. Most of the apartments I have been looking at are relatively close to the Mohawk Commons in Schenectady, how is this area? Does anybody have a better suggestion?

Thanks in advance for your help everybody!
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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What about something in the village of Colonie area or Latham? Something around Standford Heights, Lish Kill Rd. or Maywood would be in between the two.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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So in general, is the area between I-87 and Crosstown Connection a good/safe area to live? I've heard that Schenectady isn't the greatest area, so I'd like to know how close I can actually get to the city of Schenectady without getting into the "bad" parts.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Like any city, there are good and bad. I live in Sch'dy (near Central Park area) and we've never felt unsafe, never had anything happen to us or our home. There are bad areas, but there are good also. I work at GE and like my commute, but it would be a further one to Albany, of course. Middle ground..... I agree with Colonie, maybe, I think that's pretty "middle".
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