Nonstop Gray in the Allergy Capital
If you like alternating between months and months of nonstop gray followed by sunnier months in the allergy capital of the country, this is the place for you.
For the rest of us, Albany is a miserable place.
You'll notice that most of the good reviews are from people from Oregon, many having lived their lives in the area. Those of us from other areas have a good comparison and realize where Albany is lacking.
Even compared to other parts of Oregon, the people here aren't especially friendly. A surprising number of people have actual depression. I'm easily the only outgoing person I know, but this place is chipping away at my optimism.
There's more poverty then you'd expect when you consider the state of the economy and cost-of-living. There's no diversity, no culture, and little variation in anything, including the people. The food is bland and terrible. (This is true in most of Oregon.)
If I stay in Oregon, I'd Read More