Key findings

  • Albany has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Albany crime rates are 30% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Albany is 32% higher than the California average
  • Albany real estate prices are 70% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in Albany are 27% higher than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Albany

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Marin ElementaryKG - 552380%
      Cornell ElementaryKG - 557072%
      Albany Middle School6 - 886871%
      Albany High9 - 121,19567%
      Ocean View ElementaryKG - 569764%
      Macgregor High (continuation)10 - 1227n/a
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      The City Of Albany, CA

      Attractions8/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping8/10
      Living near San Francisco can have its perks, you know. A small town like Albany gives you so much flexibility when it comes to where you want to work, send your kids to school, and where you like to party. I know many folks who have moved from across the U.S. to get a taste of this California lifestyle.

      As far as shopping, I mean come on we are in Cali! You can stop by the Northface Outlet, Cosco Wholesale can be found, and many more options for you to get everything you need in one place. One of my favorite spots was the Albany Taproom, known to many as one of the original spots to enjoy yourself after a long day.

      Keep in mind that living in Albany means that you are right smack in the middle of the famed Silicon Valley, and jobs are everywhere! Hey if you need to go back to school to get that degree, don't forget about UC Berkely right next door. I hope you give us a visit here soon!
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      Source: The Albany, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).