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Real Estate > Albany NY 12201 Real Estate Information

Albany NY real estate is a less pricey option for real estate near Saratoga Springs. Homes in Albany generally cost much less than those in the Saratoga Springs real estate market, but still offer easy access to the popular Spa City.

Albany Real Estate at a Glance*

  • Average Listing Price: $247,681 (week ending October 31)
  • Median Sales Price: $154,000 (quarter ending September '12)
  • Average Price/Sqft: $105 (quarter ending September '12)

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Location

Albany NY Zip Code: 12201

Albany NY is the Capital City of New York State. It lies in the central / eastern region of the state, on the banks of the Hudson River -- just 35 miles from Saratoga Springs. Albany NY real estate lends itself to city living as well as suburban real estate options.

Recreation & Conveniences

The City of Albany has a thriving entertainment scene, home to many fabulous theaters and the Albany River Rats AHL Team. If you enjoy going to concerts, shows, plays and other events, the Albany real estate market is the one for you! Move into the area to attend world-class events and performances at Albany’s many entertainment venues.

  • Times Union Center
  • The Egg Center For Performing Arts
  • Palace Theatre
  • Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Proctors Theatre (Schenectady)

Frequent travelers see the value in Albany real estate. Home to the Albany International Airport and just minutes from the Amtrak Train Station in Rensselaer, Albany is the perfect place for those who are always on the go.

And did we mention great shopping? Crossgates Mall in Albany and the newly renovated Colonie Center are the premier local shopping centers -- not to mention Albany is home to the largest Wal-Mart Supercenter in the United States!

Hey, history buffs! Albany homes are near many museums, historical sites, art centers and landmarks where you can get your fill of history, art and culture.

  • New York State Museum
  • Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Albany Aqua Ducks Amphibious
  • Irish American Heritage Museum
  • New Netherland Museum
  • Historic Cherry Hill
  • Historical Ten Broeck Mansion
  • USS Slater WWII Destroyer Ship

Health Care & Education

Albany is also home to some of the nation’s best hospitals, including Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital. If you buy Albany real estate, you’ll have peace of mind knowing so many esteemed health and urgent care centers are just a short drive away.

If you’re moving with a family, you’ll also want to take a look at the schools and colleges in Albany. There are 30 public schools and 26 private schools in Albany NY, plus 10 colleges and 7 trade schools. Below is a list of colleges in Albany and public schools in the Albany City School District.

Albany Colleges
State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany)
Cornell University
Albany Medical College
The College of St. Rose
Sage College of Albany
Albany Law School
Albany College of Pharmacy
Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Excelsior College
Maria College

Elementary Schools
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Montessori Magnet School
School 16
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology

Middle Schools
Hackett Middle School
Myers Middle School
Philip Livingston Magnet Academy

High Schools
Albany High School
Harriett Gibbons High School


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