Friday, September 21, 2018

Popular Neighborhoods In Albany

The Capital Region of New York is a great place to live. In fact, the City of Albany made the U.S. News’ list of 125 Best Places to Live, #39 overall! As a cultural melting pot, Albany is a lively city with eclectic bars and restaurants and a rich history. From the soaring brownstone homes to the Hudson River, there are many reasons we love our city, and why #WeLiveHere.

Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods in Albany, ones that are quickly gaining popularity with those who are new to the city:

Arbor Hill
The Arbor Hill neighborhood is located in the northeastern part of the City of Albany. It is an area
that is experiencing a lot of new development. The American Planning Association selected it as one of the 10 great neighborhoods in America, and it’s easy to see why. This area has made progress in recent years, with a project that revitalized the community. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood has tree-lined streets and large parks, along with the city’s only community center. The historical Palace Theatre is also situated in the Arbor Hill area. Built in 1931, this theatre hosts a wide variety of events, including concerts, films, stand-up comedy, and more.

From the Albany County Historical Association (formerly the Ten Broeck Mansion) to the restoration of a noted stop along the Underground Railroad, the sense of history and community runs strong in this neighborhood.

Center Square
If you want to be surrounded by gorgeous brownstones and walk to some of the best nightlife that Albany offers, then Center Square is the neighborhood for you. Center Square has the oldest, continuously operating neighborhood association in the City of Albany. Just steps from all the activity of Lark Street, you’ll be right in the heart of the thriving bar and restaurant scene in downtown Albany. If you want fresh air, you can visit nearby Washington Park, an 84-acre park home to Albany’s Annual Tulip Festival. The park also has sculptures, a playground, tennis courts, a bike path, and an amphitheater. Interested in checking out museums, parks, or great shops? Visit Empire State Plaza, which is home to many state government buildings and convention centers, including “The Egg.”

Delaware Area
Image source: Delaware Area Neighborhood Asociation Facebook
The Delaware Area Neighborhood is on the outskirts of downtown Albany, but don’t let that fool you: there’s still plenty to do here. Friendly to residents of all ages, this neighborhood has everything from a Community Farmer’s Market, to unique and eclectic restaurants and boutiques. Described by as a “tight-knit and friendly community,” the neighborhood “residents say they can walk to almost anything - the hairdresser, ice cream parlor, bank, movies, etc.” With a great neighborhood association and opportunities to both live and run a business, the Delaware Area Neighborhood is great for everyone.

No matter where you end up in Albany, you’re sure to love the thriving and unique melting pot that is the Capital City of New York State. Curious about these or other neighborhoods? Reach out to one of our knowledgeable real estate experts and find out why we love that #WeLiveHere!