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Overview of Albany

Albany apartments for rent are located along the banks of the Hudson River. Albany is the capital district as well as the state capital of New York. Early construction of Albany began in 1867; it took nearly 30 years to complete the historic centerpiece of New York State. Today, the New York State Capitol dome building still sits atop one of the seven hills that fashioned the early landscape of Albany.

Living in Albany

Albany apartments for rent offer a variety of activities, entertainment venues and easy access to other towns throughout the state of New York. Albany attractions will take you anywhere from 156 feet underground to 42 stories into the New York skyline.

The John Boyd Thacher State Park is known as one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. The park includes numerous picnic areas, volleyball courts, ball fields and playgrounds amid six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock strewn slopes and woodlands. Take a guided tour or walk one of the 12 additional miles of trails on your own. Residents of Albany apartments also enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling at the state park during the winter months.

Residents of Albany apartments have access to several public transportation services, such as the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) which connects residents to downtown Albany. Commuters can hop on the Northway Xpress (NX) commuter bus service to get anywhere between Saratoga and Albany.

Albany Apartments and the Cost of Living

Albany apartments for rent are available to residents in need through the Albany Housing Authority. Low- to moderate-income families and individuals can apply for rental vouchers and learn about available housing units through the city district housing authority. There are a total of 12 departments in the Albany Housing Authority administration building offering guidance and assistance to those in need.

The cost of living index for the city of Albany is recorded as 11.2 percent greater than the New York state average and 10.9 percent greater than the national average, as recorded on AreaVibes. The greater Albany community generally pays $3.81 for a gallon of gas, $4.79 for a cup of coffee and $10.00 for pizza, added the source.

Apartments in Albany Work and Study

Students residing in apartments in Albany have access to 16 postsecondary schools throughout the Albany Capital District. Notable post secondary institutions include Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Maria College of Albany and the College of Saint Rose, among many others.

Residents looking into apartments for rent in Albany have access to a variety of thriving industries, including the government and healthcare. Albany's top employers are the State of New York, General Electric Co., the United States Government, Albany Medical Center and St. Peter's Health Care Services.

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