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52 Apartments for rent in Albany, NY

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Last updated January 23 at 3:07am UTC
24 Pinewood Ave
Helderberg
Albany, NY
Updated January 9 at 11:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
152 S ALLEN ST
Pine Hills
Albany, NY
Updated January 14 at 9:11am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,975
22 TEN BROECK ST
Arbor Hill
Albany, NY
Updated January 16 at 2:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
3 Carroll Ave
Campus Area
Albany, NY
Updated January 13 at 12:02pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
16 Brevator St.
Melrose
Albany, NY
Updated January 3 at 6:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$767
1 SUMMIT AV
Delaware Avenue
Albany, NY
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
483 Washington Ave
Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Updated January 23 at 2:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
342 3rd St
West Hill
Albany, NY
Updated January 20 at 11:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
82 ORMOND ST
Buckingham Lake - Crestwood
Albany, NY
Updated January 16 at 2:02am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
487 WASHINGTON AV
Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Updated January 23 at 1:49am UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
488 3rd St
West Hill
Albany, NY
Updated January 20 at 11:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
76 BEACH AV
Campus Area
Albany, NY
Updated January 11 at 11:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
570 Western Ave.
Pine Hills
Albany, NY
Updated January 22 at 6:40pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$902
22 Exchange St
Albany
Albany, NY
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,000
76 ANDRIANA LA
North Albany - Shaker Park
Albany, NY
Updated January 10 at 1:09pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
8 Brevator St.
Melrose
Albany, NY
Updated January 3 at 6:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$842
12 Brevator St.
Melrose
Albany, NY
Updated January 3 at 6:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$792
475 Washington Ave
Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Updated January 23 at 2:11am UTC
Studio
$1,000
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City Guide
Albany
Here's What's Great About Albany

Historic preservation and urban renewal projects have kept the city from the sad fate of its Rust Belt neighbor, Buffalo. What you'll find in Albany is a walkable, neighborhoody city, with dozen of well-maintained public parks and a strong, thriving community.

Albany Nightlife

No urban city would be complete without nightlife, entertainment, shopping and restaurants. Albany has two main strips--Lark Street and Pearl Street. Pearl Street restaurants and bars are found in the downtown business area. Lark Street has funky eateries and restaurants alongside boutiques and interesting bars leaning toward taverns and/or watering holes.

Neighborhoods

Albany has its share of luxury condominiums and renovated historical homes that provides the resident with everything you may need. Of the higher-priced Albany neighborhoods, Center Square remains the preeminent destination for those who like to be within walking distance to nightlife and shopping. The Lark Street shopping district is nearby. Urban, and with an interesting mix of new and historical buildings, costs for apartments in this area can range anywhere from $1000-1200 for a two bedroom, depending on the building.

Fortunately, if you're a new Albany resident, you have a lot of housing options from which to choose. Most of this housing is located on the west side of town, and tends to, with the exception of the Pine Hills area, be a bit more suburban feeling than the Center Square district. Great neighborhoods include Pine Hills, Helderberg and Whitehall. Two bedrooms in these neighborhoods go for between $750-900.

Arbor Hill is a neighborhood of adorable and affordable row homes that has been in the process of redeveloping since the mid-2000s. Two bedrooms in this area generally go for $600-750.

Rental Tips and Tricks

As varied as Albany's housing market is, renting tends to be pretty easy. Begin your apartment hunt about 60 days before your move-in date to guarantee enough time to secure your dream space. Most rentals in Albany are accessible without the assistance of a realtor and are listed via online apartment search engines or in the classifieds of the Times Union.

Transportation - Alternative and Otherwise

Albany has remained a fairly urban city, which means that it's highly walkable and pretty easy to navigate with bikes and public transportation.

Most Capital District traffic moves into Albany in the morning, and out of it in the evening, so if you're commuting to Albany's neighboring cities, you'll be on the right side of rush hour.

If you're just planning on tooling around Albany, or its nearby cities, the Capital District Transportation Authority offers several bus lines around town and into neighboring Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs. Albany is also connected to New York City by two Amtrak lines and a Greyhound route that will get you into Gotham in two to three hours.

So, welcome home, new Albany resident! Take a walk around your new neighborhood and enjoy the feel of a historic community that has been thriving since the birth of the United States as we know it!

Albany Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Albany ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
C Safety and crime rate
C+ Jobs and career opportunities
B+ Recreational activities
A- Affordability
D Quality of schools
B Social Life
F Weather
A+ Commute time
F State and local taxes
A Public transit
C+ Pet-friendliness
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Albany’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Albany renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key Findings in Albany include the following:

  • Albany renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Albany were commute time (A+), public transit (A) and affordability (A-).
  • The areas of concern to Albany renters are weather (F), state and local taxes (F) and quality of local schools (D).
  • Albany earned similar scores compared to other cities in New York like Buffalo (F) and Syracuse (F), but earned lower marks than Rochester (B) and New York City (C+).
  • Albany did relatively poorly compared to cities nationwide, including Boston (A), San Francisco (B+) and Pittsburgh (B+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.