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Living Here

Enjoy a high quality of life with a blend of dynamic urban architectural skylines and wide-open spaces. Once you come to Rensselaer County, you’ll never want to leave!

Get active in the great outdoors of Rensselaer County. Stretching for 30 miles along the scenic and historic Hudson River, Rensselaer County boasts thousands of acres of parks, miles of hiking and walking trails and scores of lakes and ponds. Whether hiking, biking, paddling, skiing or hitting the links, visitors will find lots of fun in exploring the beauty of the county all year-round.

Stroll along scenic downtown streets while window shopping for unique gifts and exotic finds. Explore among quaint country stores and antique dealers for that one-of-a-kind treasure from years past. Visit bustling downtowns for a distinctive combination of shops, cafés, businesses, restaurants, art galleries and beautiful architecture.

Rensselaer County communities are distinguished by affordable housing and diverse architectural style. Residential sites vary from cityscapes to countryside. From cozy colonial farmhouses on winding roads to refurbished downtown brownstones with modern amenities or newly constructed suburban developments, there is something in Rensselaer County for every resident.

Rensselaer County’s culinary scene includes wide-ranging, diverse flavors as well as traditional American fare. Creative chefs take advantage of the region's seasonal, fresh produce and local farming operations.  Stop in for coffee at a cozy café or dine outside on the riverfront as the sun sets. The region boasts award-winning restaurants, grab-and-go options and more, with choices ranging from gourmet to family-friendly to downright eclectic dining.

Visit the Rensselaer County and Renssleaer County Tourism websites for more information.

College Factual recently released its 2018 rankings for the best colleges and universities for non-traditional students, and Excelsior College has performed extremely well. Excelsior College was ranked #1 out of a total of 90 colleges and universities evaluated in the U.S. in providing quality education to non-traditional students. This makes it…
City of Troy Mayor Patrick Madden announced the schedule for the City’s design workshop series associated with the redevelopment of the One Monument Square site. The multi-day event will commence on the evening of Monday, June 18, and will continue for the next three days through Thursday, June 21.  Mayor Madden said “The City of Troy is embarking…
Kick off the summer with a free community event! Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals will present the movie “Ferdinand” at the third annual Park and Play Movie Night. The event will take place on Friday, June 1, (with a rain date of June 8) on the lawn of St. Mary’s Hospital, located at 1300 Massachusetts Avenue in Troy. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m…
May
25
Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of The Little Rice Ball! The Little Rice Ball believes that any restaurant can play their part in protecting our…
11 a.m.
Jun
07
Reach your full sales potential with this knowledge-packed half day of training. Do you work for a nonprofit encouraging donors to invest in your mission…
11:30 a.m. Lunch & Check-in; 12 p.m. Keynote Speaker; 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1; 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2; 5:15 p.m. Sales & Ales Networking
Jun
14
Join us for a discussion with the mayors of Cohoes, Green Island, Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer, Troy and Watervliet.  Panelists will discuss timely issues…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A