Albany, California 

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Population

19,682

+9.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$78,769

Median Home Price

$988,000

Best Places to Live in Albany, California

Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay. September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Albany, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture
Cons
-Soft economy
-Crowding
-Extreme living costs

Local Listings in Albany
 $699,000 
1001 Merced St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1069 SqFt
 $1,599,000 
733 Santa Fe Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 2075 SqFt
 $1,695,000 
844 Spruce St
Bed 5 | Bath 5 | 3707 SqFt

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

City: Albany
Zip Codes: 94706
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Albany is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albany jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 108.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Albany's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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

VOTING
Alameda county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Albany's population is 19,682 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.8%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Albany is $988,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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 1.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Albany Real Estate

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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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94706

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NEW LISTINGS IN ALBANY
$699,000
1001 Merced St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$1,599,000
733 Santa Fe Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$1,695,000
844 Spruce St
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$1,750,000
945 Arlington Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$989,000
1112 Kains Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$1,175,000
972 Neilson St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$2,198,000
530 The Alameda
Bed 6 | Bath 4

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