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87 apartments for rent near Albany, NY

Alexander at Patroon Creek
255 Patroon Creek Blvd
1 Bed
$1,455
2 Bed
$1,850
3 Bed
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542 MERCER ST
Pine Hills
3 Bed
$1,200
343 STATE ST
Central Avenue
5 Bed
$3,150
31 Sparkill Ave
Delaware Avenue
1 Bed
$825
334 MADISON AV
Capitol Hill
3 Bed
$1,900
21 NORWOOD ST
Campus Area
2 Bed
$1,500
10 Brevator St.
Melrose
1 Bed
$792
53 GREENWAY NORTH
New Scotland
3 Bed
$1,850
80 3RD AV
South End
Studio
$970
469 Delaware Ave
Delaware Avenue
1 Bed
$695
28 Besch Ave
Delaware Avenue
3 Bed
$1,595
49 DOVE ST
Center Square
3 Bed
$1,800
8 CALDWELL ST
New Scotland
3 Bed
$1,500
448 Delaware Ave
Delaware Avenue
1 Bed
$795
570 Western Ave.
Pine Hills
1 Bed
$902
841 Western Ave.
Melrose
1 Bed
$842
193 LARK ST
Central Avenue
3 Bed
$1,200
38 S. Main Ave.
Pine Hills
1 Bed
$900
206 JAY ST
Center Square
1 Bed
$875
10 Woolard Ave Fl 1
Albany
3 Bed
$1,300
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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 confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Albany ranks on:
B+ Overall satisfaction
B- Safety and crime rate
C+ Confidence in the local economy
C- Plans for homeownership
A Recreational activities
D Quality of schools
C+ Commute time
F State and local taxes
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Albany's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Albany renters are satisfied overall despite concerns in several important areas," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and Albany manages to appeal to this demographic despite receiving below average ratings for safety and the economy."

Key findings in Albany include the following:

  • Albany earns a B+ overall as renters report above average satisfaction.
  • Renters expressed concern about Albany's economy and gave it a C+ as 24% say it's on the right track and 29% say it's on the wrong track.
  • Barely half (53%) of respondents say they expect to purchase a house or apartment in the future, compared to the national average of 60%.
  • Albany's top grade was an A for access to recreational activities, with 77% of respondents reporting that they are satisfied or very satisfied.
  • Albany's lowest grade is an F for state and local taxes. Only 12% of respondents reported satisfaction with taxes, which is the second lowest of any city surveyed.
  • The survey covered 7 New York cities, which earned city satisfaction grades ranging from an A to an F. New York City topped the list with an A and was followed by Brooklyn (B+), Albany (B+), Buffalo (C+), Rochester (C-), Yonkers (D), and the Bronx (F).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.

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