ABOUT The Spinney at Pond View

As time passes the realities of aging expose the downside of home ownership and create pressure to move.  But where to? For many reasons - sentimentality, resistance to change, a lack of better options - people continue living in homes that no longer suit them.

Designed for "55 and Better" residents who are active and independent, Spinney communities are truly "Home to a New Generation." Cottages at a Spinney offer accessible single-story construction with all the comforts of home and none of the burdens.  Charming streetscapes and craftsman-style architecture lend a neighborhood feel, while features including attached garages, patios and decks make you feel right at home. But life at the Spinney is about more than a great home; it's about the bonds that are formed in the community and a vibrant atmosphere that permeates our Clubhouse and abundant amenities. It's also about convenience and smart personal finances since several amenities are included, from maintenance, cable TV/internet, snow removal, trash removal, landscaping, and more, which is why the "Smart Money" is moving to the Spinney. Whether you're stuck in a too-big-old home or in a not-quite-right apartment, our caring staff will be by your side to help you and your family navigate the complicated and sometimes challenging process of "right-sizing" your life.

The Spinney at Pond View features craftsman-style cottages in a variety of one and two-bedroom floor plans, with single and two-story units available. Residences at The Spiney at Pond View have been built to universal design specifications for ease of access at any mobility level and feature the following amenities:

  • Layouts ranging from 1,125 to 1,400 square feet
  • Private driveway
  • Private attached garage with remote entry
  • Private front porch and rear patio
  • Energy-Star certified appliances
  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Wood laminate flooring
  • Granite countertops
  • European-style cabinets
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave with range hood
  • Washer and dryer
  • Window seats
  • High-end finishes

Note: Some individual features will vary depending on unit layout.

Since we know that pets are members of your family too, our community is also proud to be pet friendly! We permit 2 pets per cottage, but size and breed restrictions may apply. Please contact the Leasing Office for more information.

Conveniently located just ½ mile from Exit 10 off I-90 on 86 wooded acres, The Spinney at Pond View offers residents a peaceful atmosphere where they can free themselves from the burdens and costs of home ownership. Stay close to your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors while enjoying spacious, cottage-style living in a beautiful park-like setting only minutes from downtown Albany!

The Spinney at Pond View community features sidewalks for evening walks, a Clubhouse overflowing with activities for residents, 2 pools, a Community Garden, a gazebo, and, yes, a pond! Overlooking our namesake pond is a tree-covered area named "Elisabeth's Grove" with picnic tables and comfortable chairs for residents and their guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquility and wildlife that this amenity adds to the community.

Outdoor Spaces

Private Pool

Community Garden

Walking Trails

The Spinney at Pond View is a proud member of Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce. The Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce serves the businesses of Rensselaer as well as the wider community. To learn more about members of our Chamber of Commerce and to support businesses within our community, please click here.

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resident STORIES

“Our children picked this spot for us, as they wanted us closer to them. At first, I wasn't happy as I came from Vermont, and missed my home. Spinney keeps the grounds in great shape and when snow arrives you know you won't have any trouble driving around. Another great thing is we picked a Doctor right across the Club house parking and a lab there also. Our neighbors are great on both sides. We have a small dog and George walks her all over and that's the way he meets. They have several things going on at the Club House every month. I just signed our new lease for another year. We plan to live here until God calls us home." - George & Winnie K.
"For us life at the Spinney at Pond View is ideal. It has all we need and would want - garage, central air, washer and dryer, wireless internet and CA/TV, front porch, deck, etc.It is wonderful to have safe walking for exercise in a lovely country setting.There are many events and activities in which to participate. We have been here 5 1/2 years and enjoy the many friends we have made and continue to make. The community spirit is exceptional!" - Colleen G. and Sharron M.
"Rapidly approaching my fifth-year anniversary at the Spinney and looking forward to many more. If you need assistance with something the office sends someone quickly. The grounds are always beautiful in spring, summer and fall. In winter the snow hardly stops falling before the driveway is plowed and sidewalks cleared. Love it here!" - Marilyn K.
"Seven, scenic and safe years at the Spinney.  As an original occupant of the Spinney at Pond View I can clearly recommend this 55+community.  The location is super convenient to local businesses and easy access to I-90.  The setting has a country atmosphere while minutes from Albany.  The cottages are well designed and will accommodate any style. Most are one story easy accessible for everyone.  An active community club house offers all kinds of events and activities.  This community is now second generation led and these folks take care of their residents.  I would encourage anyone to take a tour to see all this location has to offer.  For me the Spinney has been Super!" - Lori R.
"We are so happy at The Spinney at Pond View. We moved here to be closer to family and the Spinney's personnel helped make our move and transition easy. We especially look forward to the Community Newsletter and event schedule that arrives at the beginning of each month and we try to participate in as many events as we can. The events in the new clubhouse are very well coordinated and provide the opportunity to meet and make new friends. We do enjoy the maintenance free living and the warmth of our cozy cottage; however,it is the Spinney's welcoming environment and the sense of community that we have found so refreshing and appealing. We have to say that The Spinney at Pond View is the place to be!"
- Susan & John S.
"I am in my third year at the Spinney and would not live anywhere else! Where do I start? I have a home that looks like a cottage (not an apartment), an attached garage that opens right into my kitchen, lots of storage, a great Maintenance Dept, an Activities Director who provides us with a wide variety of social activities and a wonderful group of neighbors. What more could I ask for when I have it all here?"
- Diane L.
"Living at The Spinney has been an excellent decision. They have delivered as advertised. I have great neighbors, but the most impressive thing has been attention that management gives to the community. As a former homeowner I no longer have to concern myself with the day to day responsibilities of owning a home, it’s all done for you, it’s a nice feeling! All of the people that represent the Spinney are pleasant and respectful. I would not hesitate and in fact have encouraged old neighbors to move here." - Tom D.
"We retired 20 years ago. However, we moved to Spinney 10 months ago and now we are TRULY RETIRED.No mowing, no weeding, no shoveling. The fear of frozen pipes when we traveled this winter never entered our minds. An appliance isn’t working right... call maintenance. The social calendar of activities has enabled us to meet many new friends. Thank you, Spinney." - Judy & Dick K.
"As one of the younger of the 55 and up living at the Spinney at Pond View I was a bit apprehensive. I moved here to be closer to my daughter and to help when I can with her family. I have been here since February and so love it. No more shoveling in our hard winters. They do an amazing job. I leave for work by 8:30 and don't return till 7PM it's always so well maintained. So nice not to have to worry. This community is so charming. Everyone goes out of their way to say hello and a bright smile and wave on their walks." - Angela E.
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