Skhodnya was founded in 1874 and granted town status in 1961.
In 1974, a former manor house in Skhodnya was the site of a camp training Middle Eastern terrorists in the use of small arms, explosives, military tactics, and ideology.
- Resolution of the Governor of Moscow Oblast #209-NG of September 15, 2004 On merger of the city of Khimki of Moscow Oblast and the town of Skhodnya of Khimkinsky District of Moscow Oblast
- Claiborne, William (17 November 1980). "PLO Terrorist Recalls His Training, Mission: Terrorist: Soviets Gave PLO Training". Newsday. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
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