Albany Homes For Sale
Alameda County, Suburb of San Fransico
Albany is a great place to live because it is situated between Berkeley and El Cerrito, two much larger cities so it has plenty of access to a wider range of entertainment and opportunities. Albany combines a small-town ambience with its central location in a major metropolitan area. Albany prides itself on being safe, community-oriented city with strong services and programs for youth, families and the elderly. It is a city made up primarily of single-family homes and small businesses. Albany schools, with one high school, one middle school and three elementary schools, have an outstanding reputation with student test scores at the elementary, middle and high school levels among the highest in the state.
Things to do in Albany
Parks, Walking, Dining, Aquarium, and many more!
In Albany, it is incredibly environmentally sustainable, and has had a huge community push for walk-ability. There is so many interesting places on our biggest streets, San Pablo and Solano. In Memorial Park, the community usually meets here for gatherings, recreational events, popular public events including concerts, July 4th celebrations, outdoor movies, festivals and fairs. There is also a designated area for dogs. A haven for people watching, Albany’s Solano Avenue is a pedestrian-oriented street dotted with gourmet and ethnic grocers, florists, and charming boutiques, antique shops, cafes and inexpensive ethnic restaurants. Residents from all over the Bay Area have recently discovered this quaint street and it’s now a popular destination for tourists as well as locals. The recently renovated El Cerrito Plaza features many chains including a Barnes & Noble, Trader Joe’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Long’s Drugs, and Albertson’s.
Neighborhoods in Albany
In Albany Hill has some of the most dramatic views in the entire area, many of the homes in Albany Hill are at the height of desirability. To the west, homeowners enjoy straight-on views of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and sparkling San Francisco Bay. Those on the west side gaze out over the picturesque Berkeley Hills. Located on the western edge of Albany, homeowners here are in close proximity to all this city has to offer including it’s many retail shops, restaurants, BART, and of course its stellar school system.
In Memorial Park, it is the eastern end of Albany, and is the highly sought after neighborhood of Memorial Park, a hub of recreational activities. Neighborhood kids take swimming classes, play tennis, and participate in a variety of team sports including soccer and Little League baseball. With parents and siblings cheering from the sidelines, there’s a strong sense of community here. New moms especially like the toddler parks where their young charges can play with others their age.
The homes of Memorial Park are small 2–3 bedroom houses built in the 1920s through the 1940s and include Craftsmen bungalows, Spanish and English style residences. Many are McGregor homes, characterized by large, distinctive, living room windows, interesting fireplaces, and split-level designs with bedrooms over the garage.