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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Pine Hills is a neighborhood in Albany, New York with a population of 15,260. Pine Hills is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Pine Hills offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pine Hills there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Pine Hills and residents tend to be liberal.
About Pine Hills...
Population
15,260

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,765
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,660
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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I have lived in Pine Hills for several years. I love the neighborhood feel. It is quiet and I know my neighbors. It has convenient amenities such as grocery store, drug store, convenience store, modern library and many restaurants including take out spots. While the house I live in is an old Victorian and quirky, the landlord is good about upkeep. I love this neighborhood.
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There are many police officers in Albany. But they treat college students specifically minorities very poorly. I have been a victim of profiling while getting pulled over, questioned as a criminal, asked why i was in Albany, where was i coming from, Why am i driving this late, where am i going next, Is this even my real ID, Who's car is this (when it is obviously registered in my name which could be seen on the dash board). The cop proceeded to shine her flash light in my face, and told me to speak up over five times, while there was no noise around the car and my radio wasn't playing. She then calls for back up, so a simple pull over turned into me having four cop cars behind me. I know many other stories of profiling, brutality and police antagonizing hispanics. Hispanic parties are so much more likely to get pepper sprayed shut down, tickets assigned to people or even arrest. Ive been a victim of the police illegally searching a house, and witness them running through a house. Police cannot be trusted in Albany as a hispanic.
The school system at Suny Albany is completely backwards. The police are very racist. The residents from Albany are very weird and creepy. The landlords take advantage of school students as well as the police. The houses are usually very old and poorly maintained unless there was a fire which forced them to renovate the apartment. The prices at convent stores or gas stations are very outrageous. The wages of most jobs in Albany are horrible, i could work an hour and a half away making close to 15$, found the same exact job in Albany and they only wanted to pay me 9$ and that was with experience.

One thing that i think is cool about Albany though is the public transportation because when i came from this does not exist. Also the housing is kind of affordable compared to other places.

My overall experience here has not been that good, but i have learned serval skills such as budgeting, living on my own, paying my own bills, and struggling (which i think has build my personality so this is not such a bad thing)

i would not live here again in the future or even if i could do it all over. The future for this town will just continue to get worst and worst with the blatant corruption.