Albany County, NY

Welcome to New York's Capital Region

Albany, NY is a 400-year-old city on the banks of the Hudson River. Discovered in 1609 by Henry Hudson, this city is the oldest continuously chartered city in the country -- that means it's older than New York City or Boston! Albany is a great city to explore because it's full of so many engaging attractions and must-see sites! But Albany is also a city of storytellers, who want very much to welcome visitors and acquaint them with our fun and quirky history.

Also known as part of the Capital Region, Albany is home to the New York State Museum, a treasure trove of over a million artifacts and specimens that tell the story of New York's cultural and natural history. Along the Hudson River, the town has permanently moored the USS Slater, a floating piece of history, and it is the only World War II destroyer escort still afloat in the U.S. The City is also home to, Cherry Hill Mansion, an 18th-century farm manor turned museum, provides another glimpse into Albany's past. Albany's downtown, home to the regal yet simultaneously monumental and modern Empire State Plaza, houses several government offices. The Warehouse District is another area frequently visited for its collection of upscale restaurants and laid-back breweries. For outdoor enthusiasts, Albany's Washington Park offers recreational space amidst lush greenery. Last, Crossgates Mall, with a variety of shops, serves as a one-stop retail destination.

Surrounding Albany are natural retreats like the serene Thatcher State Park, majestic Lake George, and the sprawling Adirondacks, offering endless outdoor adventures. The region boasts top-rated schools, a variety of retail options, and walkable neighborhoods, making it ideal for families. The area's diverse wildlife and green spaces provide a tranquil escape from the urban hustle. Commutes are manageable, balancing accessibility with the peace of suburban living.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's dog friendly
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
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