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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Educated population
-Nearby recreation

Cons

-Harsh winters
-Entertainment
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area


The Albany area includes six counties, the cities of Troy and Schenectady and the historic Saratoga Springs area to the north. An assortment of commercial and state government activities support this state capital. Downtown Albany area is modern with a number of historic sites and an attractive waterfront. Suburbs are fairly nondescript. There is an assortment of mostly small arts and cultural amenities throughout the metropolitan area. Schenectady is an older industrial center known once for producing railroad locomotives and known past and present as a major center for the General Electric Company.


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Quick Facts About Albany


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Albany is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Albany jobs have Decreased by 0.65 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 2.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Albany's population is 97,892 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.32 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Albany is $157,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Albany public schools spend $20,407 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Albany.

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Quality of Life
Quiet, fairly safe, economical, but not as international or cultural as many small cities on the east... (read more)
Albany is a nice place!
Hey, I disagree with the other posters. This isn't Boston or New York City. I'll list what I like about Albany. It's inexpensive to live here. Rents and housing... (read more)
Not what it used to be
As with most cities, living in Albany isn't what it used to be. I was born and grew up here and unfortunately never escaped. I agree with most of the negative comments... (read more)
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