Albany, NY

 

About Albany

Albany, NY, the capital of the state, is surrounded by rich history and bountiful in entertainment. One of the oldest surviving settlements of the British thirteen colonies, and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.

Dutch colonists first arrived in 1614 and built Fort Nassau primarily for fur trading, which was then replaced by Fort Orange. In 1164, the English claimed the Dutch settlement and renamed the city “Albany” after the Duke of Albany. After the Revolutionary War, Albany was named the capital of New York.

Present-day Albany is a vibrant cultural hotspot. Due to its proximity to Montreal, New York City, Boston, and Buffalo, touring artists and acts often appear in Albany. Music, theater, and other performances are abundant in the city throughout the year. Albany has an active nightlife, ranging from upscale restaurants to clubs. The Tulip Festival honors the city’s Dutch heritage and celebrates the blooming of thousands of tulips, drawing a large crowd. Many museums and historical sites, throughout the city offer a glimpse into the past.

Albany holds many well-known businesses, such as American Express, General Electric, Key Bank, and Verizon, to name a few. The city is also known as “TechValley” due to the concentration of academic institutions and businesses in the area that focus on the technology sector. The City School District of Albany services the city, State University of New York – Albany and Albany Law School, are among the many higher education providers.

Looking for homes for sale in Albany, NY? Our Albany/Empire real estate office and Guilderland real estate office are knowledgeable about the area and ready to help.

Albany, NY Real Estate Market

$208,748

Median sale price


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Homes for sale in Albany, NY

New Listing $244,900
3
beds
2,008
sq.ft.
Listed by:Patricia Tracey
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # S1135472
New Listing $174,900
4
beds
1,728
sq.ft.
Listed by:William Boland
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # S1135483
New Listing $125,000
4
beds
1,340
sq.ft.
Listed by:Mary Bill
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # S1094515
New Listing $76,495
2
beds
962
sq.ft.
Listed by:John McGarry
Howard Hanna Daley Real Estate
MLS # 11087
New Listing $189,900
2
beds
1,350
sq.ft.
Listed by:Joanne Bocach
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # R1135450
New Listing $189,000
3
beds
1,455
sq.ft.
Presented by:
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # R1135423