147 reviews
  1. Town in Georgia
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    770
    264
  • Murder
    12
    5
  • Rape
    34
    37
  • Robbery
    206
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,545
    575
  • Theft
    3,756
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,303
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Albany Reviews

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Albany has a few town jewels, but you just have to dig! In the heart of downtown, there is a beautiful park by the river along with two educational resources (Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska). If you're look for down home cooking, the charming Bread House is right around the corner. Over the weekend there is a Saturday fresh market at the historic Tift Park, which is visited by Garcia's Taqueria, the best taco truck in South GA! Of course there are the common stores and restaurants here, but if you want the goods, you have to journey away from the main roads.
Albany is a fairly small town of commerce and logistics. We are currently seeing an uptick of restaurants and hotels which I believe will bring much needed revenue to our town. List of sites and attractions Albany has includes Cheehaw Zoo, Event Center, and National Park; Albany Museum of Art; Riverfront Park in downtown Albany; Riverfront Aquarium; and much more. Albany is also home to the historically black college, Albany State University.
I believe Albany has much to offer for those who live in surrounding counties and will continue to grow and develop as time goes on.
Albany is a slow paced, friendly city that you grow to love. There are parks, museums, and other activities that take place throughout the year. My family have made several of the activities a part of our seasonal tradition. Things that I would like changed though are the routes of communication through the city and a more vibrant downtown. As it relates to communication, at times events and activities are not known about in a timely manner.