Best Neighborhoods in Albany, New York

Albany is the capital city of New York. Albany was founded in 1614. According to the 201 US Census, Albany has approximately 97, 856 residents. Healthcare, education, and government are a big part of Albany’s economy. One of the most famous annual festivals in the Albany area is the Tulip Festival. One of Albany's sister cities in Nassau Bahamas.

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Average High - 79.7, Average Low - 13.3

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There are no major sports teams in Albany.

Crime Rate

The violent crime rate in Albany is reportedly higher than the national average. Property crime in Albany is lower than the rate of violent crime.

Top Neighborhoods

Arbor Hill is bordered by Clinton Avenue and Henry Johnson Boulevard. Dudley Heights and Arbor Hill are neighborhoods within the neighborhood. Originally, Arbor Hill was a predominantly rural area. That began to change in the late 19th century. North Albany Shaker Park is a part of the Arbor Hill community. The park provides some green space and recreational opportunities for the residents of Arbor Hill. The housing stock in Arbor Hill is varied. There are single family homes, multi-unit homes, apartments and condominiums in the area. There is one public school and three charter schools in the areas for families to choose from. Public transportation is easily accessed in the community.

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Center Square is an eclectic and trendy neighborhood, frequently compared to the likes of Greenwich Village. The community is both culturally and economically diverse. Center Square has a number of mixed use buildings, as well as apartments, condos and lofts in the area. Center Square has an attractive retail area, and there are a number of restaurants, chic and trendy stores, bars and nightclubs in the area. Because of the many amenities in the area, Center Square attracts a lot of young professionals and artists. There are public and private schools close to the community.

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Washington Park is surrounded by apartments, condominiums and lofts. The park is the epicenter of activity in the area. Bounded by Western Avenue and Madison Avenue, Washington Park provides a host of amenities in the area. There is a lake and water related activities like boating and fishing. Washington Park provides walking trails, bike trails, a playground, and the Tulip Festival is held there. Washington Park has a large area of green space for picnicking, people watching, and simply enjoying the outdoors. Public transportation is available in the community. There are private and public schools in the area as well.

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Sheridan Hollow is bounded by Livingston Avenue, and interstate 787. Sheridan Hollow is close to downtown. Sheridan Hollow is growing in popularity and because of that the housing stock has responded. There are apartment and condominiums in the area for those who want to rent or lease and there are single family homes in the area for those interested in purchasing. Corning City Preserve, a waterway, is located just on the border of Sheridan Hollow.

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Pine Hills is a neighborhood in Albany. Ridgefield Park and the College of St. Rose call Pine Hills home. Albany Medical Center resides on the edge of the Pine Hills community. You can find a variety of housing options in the Pine Hills area. There are single family homes, multi-unit homes, duplexes, apartments, and condos in the area. Pine Hill is close to Washington Park and residents of Pine Hill can walk to the park to enjoy the recreational activities. Pine Hill has a business and retail district that includes theaters, restaurants, cafes, shops, and retail stores.

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Delaware Avenue is a main thoroughfare in Albany. All four points of 9 West rest at the intersection of Delaware Avenue. Lincoln Park is within walking distance of Delaware Avenue. The business and retail district of Delaware Avenue is popular for it's retail stores, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in the area. There are apartments, duplexes, and condominiums in the area, but they are not close together. Delaware Avenue has elementary and secondary public schools in the area. Public transportation can be accessed by the residents of the community, as well.

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