Albany County is located in the heart of New York’s Capital Region. It is home to a growing high tech- tech sector with the Albany Nanotech Complex at its hub. SUNY Albany, Siena College, Albany College of Pharmacy, College of St Rose are just a few of the colleges that make their home in Albany county. Furthermore, as the Capital of New York, the City of Albany is one of the oldest settlements in the country. Consequently, the area is rich in history. For instance, its location along the Hudson River made Albany a transportation hub in the 1600’s. Also, as a terminus for the Erie Canal, the city played a key role in moving goods from Albany to Buffalo.
Today, the area offers a unique mix of historic and vibrant modern lifestyles combining cultural institutions with diverse dining options and access to many parks and trails. Recently, Albany has become known for its thriving micro breweries producing sours, stouts and lagers that show up on local taps and on menus around the country. With its eclectic mix of architecture both historic and modern, Albany County offers a large array of housing choices. Love day trips to the City? Being only about a 2.5 hour drive to New York City, day trips are easier than ever.