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-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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Capital city complex - East-central New York, along the Hudson River160 miles north of New York City See local real estate
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City: Albany
Zip Codes: 12203, 12208, ... 8 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 292 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Albany


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Albany is 4.90 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albany jobs have Increased by 1.25 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 0.80% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Albany's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Albany's population is 98,469 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.59 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Albany is $160,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.06%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Albany public schools spend $26,698 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Albany. Learn more...

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Albany Housing Market


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  2/8/2015
Property and School Taxes

The property taxes we play to live in our town of Bethlehem, a suburb of Albany, are very high. We are soon-to-be empty-nesters who plan to leave the area as soon as we... (Read More)

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  1/15/2015
Best times in Albany

The culture in Albany really makes you appreciate where you live. This town is a great place to live a life of fitness and well-being. With so many trails, parks and... (Read More)

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  6/10/2014
Quality of Life

Quiet, fairly safe, economical, but not as international or cultural as many small cities on the east... (Read More)

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