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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Rensselaer

I like to live neighborhood near the city center because the transportation is very convenient.I can go shopping with my family and children in nearby shopping malls and go to clothing stores to buy beautiful clothes.

There is nothing unique about my neighborhood. Restaurants are too far away, and I like to shop at the mall.

I love my neighbor anytime I have a problem he fixes it . I also like how it's so quiet. I rarely see any violence or even police

Who Lives Here

Rensselaer Demographics

Education

High School

46%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

31%

4 people

18%

5 people

6%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

43%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

6%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

7%

20-45

42%

45-65

25%

65+

15%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Rensselaer?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24-$1727$1937$1550
Mar '24-$1727$1937$1550
Feb '24-$1727$1937$1550
Jan '24-$1727$1937$1550
Dec '23-$1727$1937$1550
Nov '23-$1545$1887$1550
Oct '23-$1507$1887$1550
Sep '23-$1502$1887$1550
Aug '23-$1492$1887$1550
Jul '23-$1487$1887$1550
Jun '23-$1467$1887$1550
May '23-$1447$1887$1550
Apr '23-$1447$1887$1550

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Rensselaer

Rensselaer Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

30%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3232

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Percentage: 3434

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Retail, Medicine

Things To Do In Rensselaer

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 38% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Rensselaer.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. Significantly more shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 25% more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Rensselaer are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 12% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 17% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Rensselaer.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% more parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 79% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 19% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Rensselaer is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 100% fewer gyms than average
  3. 100% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Rensselaer.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Rensselaer Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Rensselaer Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Rensselaer

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All About

Living in Rensselaer, NY

Rensselaer, New York is a small town with a population of approximately 9,000. Young professionals account for a larger portion of the population here (21%) than nationally (15%), making it a great place to set out on your own. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just under 38, are younger than most cities in New York. The majority of residents rent in Rensselaer, and 39% of residents are homeowners, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $258 a month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Rensselaer will save around $3,100 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Rensselaer residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (43%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used extensively. Few workers commute on foot.

Compared to the national average (5%), Rensselaer has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%). Additionally, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 7% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Rensselaer: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 15% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of around $64,000, Rensselaer workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in New York. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.