About The Niskayuna Area

About Niskayuna, New York

The town of Niskayuna is located in Schenectady County, just 20 minutes to Clifton Park and 25 minutes to Albany. The suburban town is home to many families who enjoy having coffee shops, parks, retail centers, and an excellent school district nearby! The Mohawk River runs through Niskayuna, with lock number 7 of the historic Erie Canal accessible by visiting Lock 7 Park.

Burns Management is proud to offer an exclusive, private community in a neighborhood setting. Iroquois Village offers one- and two-bedroom apartments, townhouses, and penthouses, all featuring stunning amenities. Gourmet kitchens, garage parking, and spacious floor plans make the apartments feel just like home.

Continue reading to learn why Niskayuna is the perfect town for you to call home.

Schools and Education

The Niskayuna Central School District is a top-rated public-school district with five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Niskayuna High School is consistently named one of the top 10 high schools in the Capital Region and was named number 1 in the 2019 rankings.

Health & Fitness

Women getting massages There are several gyms, yoga studios, and spas within Niskayuna so you can stick to your health and fitness goals.

Mind/Body Fitness

Relax your mind and your body by taking a class at one of Niskayuna’s yoga studios. Soluna Yoga Studio and Power Yoga New York both offer yoga classes for every level. Whether you’re just starting out or have been practicing for years, you can enjoy the full body benefits of yoga.

Spas and Salons

Visit Massage Envy for a relaxing massage, facial, or a skin care treatment. Some other local favorites are Jazzy Bodyworks, BodySense Massage Therapy, and CoCo Spa Nails Salon. If you’re in need of a haircut, be sure to book an appointment at Studio Orlo, Famiglia Salon, or International Hair Design by Ralf.

Gyms and Fitness Centers

No matter what your workout style, Niskayuna has the perfect option to fit your fitness needs. You’ll find traditional gyms like Vent Fitness and Best Fitness, intense training centers such as Orangetheory Fitness and family friendly wellness centers like the Schenectady YMCA, which is a quick 10-minute drive. In addition to the many options throughout Niskayuna, Iroquois Village has an on-site gym so you can stick to your workout plan, even on those busy days.


Mohawk Commons is the go-to shopping center in Niskayuna. Some of your favorite stores, such as Old Navy, Target, Lowe’s, Marshalls, Ulta Beauty, and the Gap Outlet can all be found at the shopping center. The plaza also has a Price Chopper for your weekly grocery shopping. Other nearby stores include ShopRite, Hannaford, CVS, a dollar store and more.


On nights you don’t feel like cooking or when you feel like treating yourself, Niskayuna has a wide array of restaurants to choose from. Grab a quick bite to eat at one of the restaurants in Mohawk Commons, including Five Guys, Panera Bread, and Blaze Pizza. Mario’s is a favorite among pizza lovers and with less than a 10-minute drive from Iroquois Village, you’ll be eating pizza in no time! If you’re looking for Thai food, Thai Thai Bistro has an expansive menu that will not disappoint you. In the mood for BBQ and steak? Look no further than LT’s Grill.

Things to Do

Man and woman pushing bikes through forestIf you love to spend time outdoors, Niskayuna has numerous parks and trails perfect for enjoying nature. Avon Crest Park includes a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a softball field. The Mohawk River State Park and adjoining town land include miles of trails, all marked trailheads to ensure a successful day of hiking. Stay cool in the summer with a town pool seasonal membership.

Commute Times

A big factor that goes in to choosing where to live is where you work! Living in Niskayuna puts you close to all of the surrounding major cities and towns, meaning you could have a shorter than average commute time! Commute times by car for major surrounding cities include: 10 minutes to Schenectady, 15 minutes to Clifton Park, 30 minutes to Albany, 31 minutes to Troy and 35 minutes to Saratoga Springs.

Find Your New Home

Ready to move in? Find your next apartment at Iroquois Village in Niskayuna today!