West Hill is a neighborhood within Albany, New York.
West Hill offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the city is reasonably quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic. Finally, green spaces, such as Swinburne Park and Tivoli Park, are especially well-located and there are a few of them close by for residents to explore, making it easy to access them.
In West Hill, around 55% of the dwellings are duplexes, while small apartment buildings and single detached homes are the main housing types in the rest of the housing stock. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred pre-1960. This neighborhood has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 70% of the properties in West Hill whereas the rest are occupied by owners.
Both primary and secondary schools are especially easy to reach on foot from most homes for sale in West Hill. Concerning eating, the nearest grocery store in West Hill is usually only a very short walk away. Likewise, there is generally a restaurant or cafe in close proximity. It is also convenient to access a number of clothing stores on foot, for example along Central Avenue.
West Hill will attract home owners that appreciate a diversity of means of transportation. The reasonably good public transit access makes transit a viable option for many people due to a few nearby bus lines. West Hill is also quite car friendly. It is easy to park, and it is a short drive to the closest highway from any home in this part of Albany. West Hill is very well-suited for walking; most daily errands can be run without having to use a car, and there are also a good number of businesses in proximity.