About The Guilderland Area

Guilderland, New York

Guilderland is centrally located in New York’s Capital Region. Its close proximity to Albany, Schenectady, local malls, and shopping make it a convenient location for many!

Located in Guilderland is Heritage Village and Heritage Village 222, some of the area’s premier apartment communities. They offer spacious floor plans and unrivaled amenities all situated on acres of impeccable landscaping. Enjoy access to a sparkling swimming pool, 24/7 fitness center, community center and more.

In addition to the on-site amenities, Heritage Village and Heritage Village 222 are near some of the best schools, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment Guilderland has to offer. Keep reading to learn about your new hometown!

Schools and Education

UAlbany Great Danes stadiumGuilderland Central School District is ranked among the top school districts in the Albany area. The school district includes five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. It has a student-to-teacher ratio of 12-1, ensuring students receive the attention they deserve to excel.

The Uptown Campus of SUNY Albany is also located in Guilderland, just minutes from Heritage Village! SUNY Albany offers students 50+ undergraduate majors, 250+ student-run clubs and organizations, and 18 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams. SUNY Albany is among the top 15 percent of 505 public colleges in the nation and is ranked number 5 among the public colleges in New York.

Health & Fitness

Stay on top of your mental and physical health by visiting one of the many gyms, spas, and salons Guilderland has to offer.

Mind/Body Fitness

Relax your mind and strengthen your body at A Place Called Om. The yoga studio supports and fosters a sense of mindfulness and peace in its beginner and advanced yoga classes. The small class sizes provide students with an opportunity to have one-on-one care from instructors. Whether you’re just beginning your yoga journey or have been practicing for some time, this is certainly a studio to check out!

The Orchid Tree is another local studio that offers unique classes to students. Enjoy chair yoga, family yoga, and BarreFlow in addition to traditional yoga classes. Up for a challenge? Take the short drive to Thompson’s lake and participate in Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga!

Spas and Salons

Searching for a new salon or looking to treat yourself to a spa day? We have a couple of recommendations.

Poiema Salon and Spa offers hair services, manicures and pedicures, massage and spa services, skincare, hair removal, and even permanent makeup. Getting married? Ask about their bridal services!

For the men, we recommend making an appointment at Tullio Hair Quarters, or Supercuts for a fresh cut and style.

Gyms and Fitness Centers

Hit the gym and achieve your goals at one of the many fitness centers in Guilderland. Vent Fitness and the Capital District YMCA both offer members group and personal training to provide support while you work towards your goals. If you prefer to put on some headphones and do your own thing, the gyms also have all of the equipment you need for a successful workout.

Prefer a group class instead? Orangetheory Fitness combines inspirational coaches, science, and technology to bring members a workout unlike any other.

If you don’t have time for a yoga class or personal training session, why not visit the fitness center at Heritage Village? Our gym has everything you need to complete your workout and then get on with your day or evening!


Shopping in GuilderlandOne of the perks about living in Guilderland is that the Capital Region’s biggest mall is just minutes away. There are also several groceries, liquor, hardware stores, and more close by!

You’ll find your favorite clothing, home goods, and electronic stores at Crossgates Mall. If you’re in a pinch or want to stay close to home, Hamilton Square is less than a mile from Heritage Village. Some of the shops located in the square include:

  • Market 32 grocery store
  • Dollar Tree
  • Starbucks
  • Sherman Williams
  • Wine & Liquor
  • Country Florist


Living at Heritage Village, you’re never too far from some of the best restaurants and food in town. If grabbing a beer and a good burger is your style, stop by the Recovery Sports & Grill or City Line. In the mood for pizza? Marisa’s Place and Ruggiero’s Pizza & Deli have some of the best pies in town.

Guilderland is home to some of the best restaurants featuring dishes from around the world. For Greek and Mediterranean fare, visit Sage Bistro in Hamilton Square. Akanomi serves up traditional Japanese dishes while Nirvana has some of the best Indian cuisines in the Capital Region.

If you’re craving late-night pancakes or waffles, Guilderland has two diners; Capital City Diner and Western Diner. Both serve up American comfort food in classic diner settings.

Things to Do

In addition to shopping and great restaurants, Guilderland has an endless list of things to do for both kids and adults. Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a globally rare ecosystem located right in the Capital Region. There are 3,200 acres and more than 18 miles of trails the whole family will enjoy hiking. While you’re visiting the preserve see if you can spot a famous Karner blue butterfly!

In addition to shopping, Crossgates Mall has several entertainment options. If you’re in the mood for some puzzle solving, visit 5 Wits. The interactive adventure escape room has three different puzzles to solve in a highly immersive environment. For arcade games, visit Dave & Buster’s! The multitude of video and arcade games will keep you and your friends entertained until the venue closes.

Also located in Crossgates Mall is the Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a comedy show in a casual environment. Seating is community-style, encouraging people to talk before the show begins and make new friends!

Commute Times

Guilderland is centrally located, making commutes to nearby Albany, Troy, Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs short and easy! Commute times by car for major surrounding cities include 20 minutes to downtown Albany, 23 minutes to Schenectady, 25 minutes to Troy, 25 minutes to Clifton Park, and 35 minutes to Saratoga Springs.

Find Your New Home

Ready to move to the Guilderland? Find your next apartment at Heritage Village today!