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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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+
Center Square is a neighborhood in Albany, New York with a population of 3,111. Center Square is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Center Square offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Center Square there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Center Square and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Center Square...
Population
3,111

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,193
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%
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Center Square Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,718
National
$55,322
Families with Children
4%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Center Square Reviews

2 reviews
I've lived in Center Square for about a month now. I love that Washington Park is right across the street from my apartment. On Lark Street which is down the block from my apartment, lots of people are at the bars and restaurants that run down the block. So it is almost always busy. School has not even started yet and it is already a busy area. Which terrifies me because parking is already tough enough. I have driven around for many minutes trying to find decent parking. Right now I don't have school so I can drive around looking for parking. But when it does start and I have things to do I can't imagine how frustrated I'll be. I am fifteen minutes away from campus uptown. Traffic doesn't seem too bad. I am yet to experience traffic here. When all the students start coming back to the area. One block seems nice and then the other block doesn't. I just wouldn't walk alone anywhere around here. I grew up in Long Island. I am not use to this congestion.
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I have enjoyed living in center Square for the past year. there are so many things to do locally. there are alot of things to do walking distance to center square.