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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    545
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    254
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    498
    500
  • Theft
    2,898
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,335
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Great schools. Albany High School has a wide range of students and devoted teacher who help them. They also have several programs for the students to experience. The bus system is good as well. There are buses running all over the city to get you to places you need to go. Variety of things to do from malls to move theaters to skating rinks! Depending on the neighborhood, there are very nice and helpful people who will be a great assistance for you. There is a lot to do.
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If your downtown enough in Albany, you have beautiful building, trees, views, and little shops. The area on your way to get into Albany can be a little scary and run down looking, which I wish would change since Albany is the capital of New York! Albany is a great distance between a lot of activities. Hiking, shopping centers, great local food.
The city of Albany is a great place to live, work, and have fun. The capital city of New York is surprisingly small, geographically. Which I rather enjoy. It allows you to enjoy and be familiar with the entire area. My favorite thing about Albany is the arts and entertainment. I find Albany to be a great center for underground music. Countless talented musicians emerge from this place. The city also hold a number of fantastic festivals each year.
Another attractive feature of Albany is the great number of small businesses that are arising. Eateries and specialty shops pop up almost daily, making a stroll through the city exciting and diverse.
The one downside to Albany, in my opinion, are the roadways. Though some improvements are being made in certain areas of the city, most streets are awful on your vehicle.
Overall, a fun and comfortable city for anyone who enjoys working, living, and playing in a small but prosperous area.