Albany is a city located in New York, United States.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Albany. There are about 20 green spaces nearby for residents to discover, such as Albany Pine Bush Preserve and Hoffman Park, making them easy to get to. This city remains relatively quiet, since there are few pedestrians; however noise levels are higher closer to Adirondack Northway, Interstate 87 or one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing around 30% of the dwellings in Albany, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Renters occupy around 60% of the dwellings in the city while owners occupy the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this city occurred pre-1960.
It is a rather short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in Albany. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding eating, a grocery store is generally reachable within a reasonably short walk from any location in Albany. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, for instance on Fulton Street, and a small number of cafes can be found as well.
It is easy for people traveling on foot to move around in Albany; many common errands can be run without having to resort to a car. Driving is a great means of transportation in this city. Coming across a parking spot is quite easy, and most houses for sale are a short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 87. However, the public transit service in Albany is not especially frequent. Nevertheless, the city is connected by approximately 30 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close.