Albany, California 

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+9.8% since 2020

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9.7 / 7.5

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Best Places to Live in Albany, California

Albany, CA is a pleasant village northeast of Berkeley featuring several spectacular spots such as Memorial Park perfect for exploring or Cerrito Creek Trail ideal for recreational activities; locals gather yearly at the remarkable Cajun & Blues Festival celebrating local culture with music and art. Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
Zip Codes: 94706
Cost of Living: 113.7% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

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Albany, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Albany is 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albany jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 113.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Albany's Cost of Living

September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Albany, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Alameda county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.8% to 17.6%. More Voting Stats

Albany's population is 20,031 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 31.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Albany is Real Estate: $1,276,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.1%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Albany

It's a good time to buy in Albany. Home Appreciation is up 19.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Albany is $1,276,400.
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Reviews for Albany   3 Reviews
People of Albany CA - 1/30/2012
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

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Albany housing-- small and expensive - 1/30/2012
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 - 6/15/2006
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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