Located in the heart of Oregon’s Williamette River valley, just south of Salem, Albany is the 11th largest city in the state. It also happens to be the industrial and agricultural hub of the valley, and, while we’re tooting Albany’s horn, we’ll go ahead and tell ya that it also happens to be the rare metals capital of the world. Uranium? You betcha!
Bottom line: Albany’s got it going on. But no town can truly be awesome without cool residents and cheap apartment living, right? No worries, Albany has those bases covered, too. So, if finding an apartment in “Hub City,” is your mission then you’re in the right hands. Our listings will have you packing your bags faster than you can say, “Home, Sweet Home.”
Let’s start by saying that while Albany does have an abundance of great outdoor space, art and history (four district’s worth to be exact), it doesn’t have an overwhelming number of apartment rentals, but don’t let that distract you. What the city does offer in rentals more than makes up for it. In Albany, it’s all about quality over quantity.
Cheap apartments in this quaint and quiet town don’t fall short on the perks or upgrades. In fact, you can rent a newer (built in late ‘90s and on) 2 BR apartment (paid utilities, parking, clubhouse) down the street from Linn-Benton College and/or all the shopping and dining you want for $750. If you’re riding solo, a 1 BR apartment in the city tends to range between $600-$705. The more north you go in Albany, the cheaper the rentals are due to the fact that the area is more residential and less built up than, say, the southeast area of Albany.
Speaking of the southeast, living there means some of your neighbors will be those of the matriculating kind, as they’ll likely be either attending OSU or Linn-Benton Community College. For this reason, the area has apartment housing, townhomes and duplexes at bargain, student-friendly prices. We’re talking 2 BR townhomes, such as Lexington Park, that feature private backyards, garages, views, and even washer and dryers for $900 a month. If a cheap, yet classic, apartment is what you seek, you won’t be hard pressed to find one with a ton of upgrades – think internet/cable included, views, recycling, clubhouse, and so on – at a price that will leave your jaw on the floor ($600/ 1BR), especially considering this is the Pacific Northwest.
FYI: Albany is not too far from OSU and is home to another college, so acting fast on rentals is suggested. Similarly, the renal season closer to the schools will coincide with the school year. Plan accordingly, dear renter. Apartments fill up fast around the area with the influx of students who couldn’t rent in neighboring Corvallis.
For those looking for a pet-friendly apartment, Albany offers a few, but at a small price. Man’s best friend comes with a bit of a price tag in these parts, and the pet-friendly pads in the area generally require a deposit ($200-$400) and a monthly pet rent ranging between $15 and $25/month.
Settling into Albany means not only scoring an awesome apartment, but having access to the local culture, as well. From the Albany Wine Walk to historic tours and college football games, your time in Albany will be stolen in no time.
Now that you know the in and outs of the city, start searching through our handy listings to find your perfect Albany apartment. Happy hunting!