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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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West Sand Lake is a suburb of Albany with a population of 2,907. West Sand Lake is in Rensselaer County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in West Sand Lake offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in West Sand Lake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Sand Lake are highly rated.
About West Sand Lake...
Population
2,907

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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West Sand Lake Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in West Sand Lake

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,321
National
$55,322
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West Sand Lake Reviews

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This is a cute little town full of people that care about their community. Its nice to go out and know your neighbors. Large businesses in town include bonded concrete and hannaford. It's close to Albany and Troy but a very quiet town to live in. The schools are wonderful as well.
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West Sand Lake is a peaceful little rural hamlet, about 20 minutes out of Albany. There are plenty of things to do within a 20 minute drive such as bowling, movies, malls, and various small businesses. The people are mostly friendly and the streets are very safe.
I haven't had a whole lot of problems with my community I guess my one complaint is that while everyone is friendly, most of the people kind of keep to themselves recently. This is a relatively new community and so far everyone who has moved in has yet to move out. I know almost all of my neighbors by name and they're mostly very friendly.