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.
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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 Fun Fact Albany, one of the oldest surviving settlements of the original 13 colonies, is the U.S.’s longest continuously chartered city.