York was among the earliest permanent
settlements of the original thirteen U.S.
Colonies and is the second oldest chartered
city in the nation.
Known as the “Crown
Jewel” of NY, Albany was designated state
capital in 1797 and has the distinction of being
the site of the first American railroad.
The railroad spanned eleven miles and ran
between Albany and Schenectady.
Today, Albany is a burgeoning city with a
population of more than 95,000 residents (Census
fascinating history lends itself to a wealth of
rich cultural experiences that delight residents
and visitors alike.
The city is home to the Historic
Cherry Hill, New
York State Capital, New
York State Museum and the Albany
Institute of History and Art.
Located in the heart of Empire
State Plaza is The
Egg, Albany’s premiere performing arts
sites of interest include the Henry
Hudson Planetarium and the Palace
Theatre. Albany is also home to various sporting events held at
sites such as Heritage
Park, the Pepsi
Arena and Saratoga
Racetrack. In addition, residents have access to a
public golf course, several parks with
playgrounds and other recreational facilities,
public pools and a skating rink.
Trolleys and walking tours are a delightful
way to discover the treasures of Albany,
while the Hudson
River offers an alternative vantage point
from which to go sightseeing.
This beautiful region has something to
offer its visitors in every season.
Spring greets Albany each year with
bursts of vibrant colors celebrated during the
annual Tulip Festival, while Alive-at-Five concerts gather the community along the
riverfront in summer.
The foliage is spectacular in the autumn
months and with winter comes exiting
opportunities for skiing
at some of NY’s finest slopes.
Albany serves as the seat of Albany
County and supports a thriving economy
solidly based in NY
Albany is located in the eastern region
of the Empire State and lies 145 miles north of
and slightly east of the wealth of opportunities
available in New
York City. Albany
residents earn a median income for a family of
nearly $40,000 per year.
provides residents with an excellent public
school system, complete with magnet schools
and a variety of private schools from which to
learning facilities in the area are bountiful.
Law School, Albany
Medical College, Sage
College and the University
at Albany, which is part of NY’s State University system.
covers nearly 22 square miles just south of the
convergence of the Mohawk
lovely capital city captures the spirit of
historic New York while claiming its rightful
place among modern times.
Albany is a scenic area sure to enchant
those looking for a place to call home or a
family-friendly vacation destination.