TeamHealth - Albany, NY
Albany in Brief
The capital city of New York, Albany is located about 150 miles north of New York City, on the Hudson River. In 2010, Forbes listed it #15 on its “Most Innovative Metros” list and in 2012, #4 on its “Best Cities for Jobs” list. Part of New York’s Tech Valley, the innovative city also retains its historical charm.
The Albany File
- Education. The City School District of Albany operates 18 schools and learning centers; also in the education mix are 10 charter schools and a number of private schools.
- Real Estate. Albany offers a variety of housing options, from urban row houses and historic properties to suburban dream homes, and a median sales price of less than $187,000.
- Family. Albany is a fabulous city for families, since it offers big city amenities as well as a thriving sense of community throughout its residential areas.
- Culture. Albany boasts a variety of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, and opportunities to sample culinary delights from around the world.
- Recreation. Albany has more than 60 public parks and recreation areas, where residents enjoy skating, biking, hiking, boating, fishing, and more.
- Weather. Albany has a continental climate and four distinct seasons; average highs in the warmest and coldest months are 82° (July) and 31° (January).
Albany, one of the oldest surviving settlements of the original 13 colonies, is the U.S.’s longest continuously chartered city.