Best Places to Live in Albany, New York

Capital city complex - East-central New York, along the Hudson River160 miles north of New York City
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Educated population
-Nearby recreation
Cons
-Harsh winters
-Entertainment
-Cost of living

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Albany
Zip Codes: 12203 12208 12206 12209 12210 12202 12222 12207
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 292 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Albany is 4.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albany jobs have increased by 1.25%. 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%. 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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Housing Market in Albany

It's a good time to buy in Albany. Home Appreciation is up 2.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Albany Real Estate.

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Reviews for Albany    53 Reviews
Horrible Weather Year Round - 4/6/2018
I've lived in the capital region Albany area since 1976. Albany's cost of living,(with the exception of property taxes,) is reasonable. There are a lot of things to do... (Read More)

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Property and School Taxes - 2/8/2015
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)

Best times in Albany - 1/15/2015
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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ZIP CODES IN ALBANY, NEW YORK
12203 12208 12206 12209 12210 12202 12222 12207