All you need to live well in Albany County

Everyone in your organization will find their home among the cities, towns, and villages of Albany County. United by community pride and connected via a strong interstate and public transportation system, all corners of our county- from the farmland to the city- are highly accessible. There are 6,900 acres of amusement facilities in Albany County, providing a diverse range of entertainment opportunities including golf clubs, outdoor sports facilities, marinas, camping facilities, and parks and playgrounds. Your weekend can be filled with a hike in a conservation park, a lively discussion at a new art museum opening, or a decadent farm to table dining experience- all without leaving your own backyard of Albany County.


Whether you like to park your RV at one of the many state and private parks in the area or take the kids ice skating at the Empire State Plaza, there are more options for recreation than lakes in the Adirondacks.

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Your new home awaits and your options are endless from a downtown loft to a convenient suburb to a tranquil country home.

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With a highly educated population, our K-12 students experience a wonderful education with low teacher to student ratios and a high level of community involvement.

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The craft drink movement has taken hold in Albany County, bringing with it a vibrant nightlife scene of new bars, gastropubs, and breweries.

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Performing Arts

Music festivals, arts fairs, live music, and shows at venues like Palace Theatre, The Egg, Times Union Center or Capital Repertory Theatre make up the performing arts scene of Albany County.

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Whether it’s Arena Football, Lacrosse, or college sports, there is plenty to cheer for in Albany County. Local and national competitions like the Gym Rat Challenge and MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships find their home in the county’s various sports facilities.

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Whether you’re looking for a local coffee shop, a farm to table dining destination, or a family friendly restaurant - Albany County’s dining scene is just as diverse as its residents.

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Public Art

Our county has launched #artfulalbany, a new way for the public to engage with art from large sculptures to expansive murals. These art pieces bring color to our town’s landscape and have become local attractions for community conversation and interaction.

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Parks and Green Space

With thousands of acres dedicated to parks and green spaces in the county you’ll be able to hike, walk your dog, take in the fall foliage, kayak, swim, and bike on a new trail every weekend.

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By The Numbers:
1st Best City for Bicyclists in NY: Albany (Insurify)
6th Best Place to Drive: Albany (Waze)
6th Best City for Recent College Grads: Albany (Livability)
10th Best ‘Fixer-Upper’ Capitals of the United States for Savings
11th Best City for Millennials: Albany (
$89,627 AVERAGE INCOME (2019)
$250,500 MEDIAN SALE PRICE (2020)

Albany County is waiting to welcome you. Learn about our towns, schools, downtown dining options, outdoor experiences, available real estate, and open green space by clicking on our featured links.

Looking for a restaurant recommendation or want to plan your weekend with fairs, festivals, performances, or day trips? Our connected communities offer a myriad of resources to help you plug in and start making our county feel like home.