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-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture


-Soft economy
-Extreme living costs

What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.

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Quick Facts About Albany

    The unemployment rate in Albany is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albany jobs have Increased by 2.62 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 122.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Albany's population is 19,735 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 20.87 percent.
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Albany is $858,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 25.84%.
    Albany public schools spend $15,173 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.4 students per teacher in Albany.

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It's a good time to buy in Albany. Home Appreciation is up 8.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Albany Real Estate.
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People of Albany CA

Like many places in the Bay Area, there are some mixed-race couples and gay couples in Albany. What is really striking, though, is the number of families where both... (Read More)



Albany housing-- small and expensive

Albany was originally built as a railroad workers' town. So the bad news is that nearly every house was originally two, or at most three, bedrooms with one bath, about... (Read More)



Albany, CA, A well balanced community

I have lived and visited many places around the US and I have to say that Albany, CA is by far the best yet. The schools are excellent! The town falls in line with the... (Read More)



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