Niskayuna Real Estate
Niskayuna is a town in Schenectady County , New York , United States . The population was 21,781 at the 2010 census . The town is located in the southeast part of the county, east of the city of Schenectady , and is the easternmost town in the county.
The Town of Niskayuna was formed on March 7, 1809, with an original population of 681. The name of town was derived from early patents to Dutch settlers: Nis-ti-go-wo-ne or Co-nis-tig-i-one, both derived from the Mohawk language . The 19th-century historians Howell and Munsell mistakenly identified Conistigione as an Indian tribe, but they were a band of Mohawk people known by the term for this location. The original meaning of the words translate roughly as “extensive corn flats”, as the Mohawk for centuries cultivated maize fields in the fertile bottomlands along the river later named for this people . They were the easternmost of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy .
The Erie Canal of 1825 and later enlargements brought increased traffic and trade through the valley. During the 19th and 20th centuries, industries developed along the Mohawk River, especially concentrated in Schenectady in this county. Farming continued in outlying areas. The headquarters of General Electric and Westinghouse Electric developed in the city of Schenectady, which became a center of broad-reaching innovation in uses of electricity and a variety of consumer products.
After World War II , the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory was opened in 1946 in Niskayuna, under a contract between General Electric and the US government. In 1973, the General Electric Engineering Development Center moved from downtown Schenectady to River Road in Niskayuna. Today, it is the world headquarters of the four GE Global Research centers. Due to high-level scientific and technological jobs associated with these businesses, Niskayuna has a high level of education among its residents and a high per capita income of towns in the capital area.
The Niskayuna Central School District serves a diverse community that is united in a common commitment to youth and excellence in education. Parents, alumni, booster groups, and community organizations play an active role in the life of the district.The Niskayuna School district enjoys an outstanding reputation for a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum. With a tradition of more than 90% of students attending college, the Capital Business Review regularly rates Niskayuna as one of the top school districts among the 85 in the Capital Region. The Niskayuna School District is comprised of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school in the towns of Niskayuna, Glenville, Clifton Park and Colonie. The student population is approximately 4,150 students. The district employs approximately 800 full- and part-time employees, including about 365 teachers. The district has a school budget of approximately $75 million, and is one of the larger employers in Schenectady County.
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