It's time to stand up for one of the Capital Region's own.

Ya know, it grinds my gears a little bit when out of towners are so quick to judge our local cities as the worst in anything. Looking at various city statistics from a distance with no local frame of reference is no way to rate how good or bad a place is to live.

And yes, in the interest of full transparency, no city is perfect. They never are, they never will be. But regardless, here are the 11 worst cities in New York to call home according to  Money Inc.

How did they come up with these rankings? Money Inc. based this list on a combination of  "...factors such as the safety...the performance of the public schools, the diversity of employment opportunities, and if there is a good choice of leisure and entertainment options in the area." Based on those measures, the Capital Region city on this list has no reason to be on it.

Here are the top 11 worst places to live in New York, followed by 10 reasons why our beloved Captial Region city should be nowhere near this list.

See the 11 Worst Places To Live In NY [RANKED]

Money Inc. has ranked the worst places to live in the Empire State based on crime, employment opportunities, local schools, and access to recreation. Here we will feature the 11 worst on the list, including one of our beloved Capital Region cities. Which is not a well-deserved honor!

Schenectady Named One of 11 Worst New York Places To Live

We are standing up for Schenectady after Money Inc. ranked the Electric City the 11th worst place to live in the Empire State. Yes, just like ANY city, Schenectady can be a little rough around the edges and that is mostly what this ranking was based on. But you know what's funny? Even the article points out how "...Schenectady has a great nightlife, the community is diverse, and there is a good choice of leisure activities to enjoy." So let's stand up for schenectady!

Schenectady One of of NY's Worst? 10 Reasons Why We Disagree

Money Inc. recently ranked Schenectady at #11 on their list of the 20 worst places to live in New York. What they do not see in these rankings is Schenectady is a city on the rise. All the redevelopment downtown and folks moving in to settle into a city lifestyle have been amazing to see the last few years, not to mention the city is a great destination for shows, great restaurants, and so much more. So let's get to it - here are 10 reasons why we disagree with Money Inc.

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs In The Capital Region

When it comes to making the most money, these are the 25 occupations in Albany-Schenectady-Troy with the highest average yearly salaries, according to 2020 data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Identify These Capital Region Landmarks From Satellite Photos

Google Maps is a pretty amazing thing. Google Satellite Images are even more amazing considering what they can capture with a camera miles above the earth's surface. So let's have a little fun and see if you can identify some Capital Region landmarks from the great beyond. Check out each satellite photo below, followed by a street view angle to see if ya got 'em right!