Livability Score

79
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (10) F
Le Dessert Lab
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Souvenir Coffee
Coffee Shop
Royal Ground Coffee
Coffee Shop
Flora & ferment
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Eunice Gourmet Cafe
Coffee Shop
Tay Tah Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hal's Office
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Quickly
Coffee Shop
All Star Donuts
Coffee Shop
Blue Willow Teaspot
Coffee Shop
Philz Coffee
Coffee Shop
Happy Donuts
Coffee Shop
Kim's Cafe & Sandwiches
Coffee Shop
Highwire Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Artís Coffee
Coffee Shop
Nomi Tea
Coffee Shop
Well Grounded
Coffee Shop
Tala
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Coffee Conscious
Coffee Shop
Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Omescape
Attraction
Albany Twin Theatre
Cinema
Metallica Mansion
Attraction
Shoh
Art Gallery
Cerrito Theatre
Cinema
924 Gilman
Nightclub
Ashkenaz Music & Dance
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Stream in the meadow photography
Art Gallery
Art Thou
Art Gallery
Nielsen Arts
Art Gallery
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Art Gallery
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Shorebird Nature Center
Museum
Shotgun Studios
Theatre Arts
AmphitheaterlabLAB
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Blake Garden
Museum
John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Kensington Community Center Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Live Oak Theater
Theatre Arts
Berkeley Art Center
Theatre Arts
SS Red Oak Victory
Attraction
The Backroom
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (24) D-
CANDY BOX
Sweets
Snack stop
Sweets
Club Mallard
Bar
BevMo!
Alcohol
Taqueria food truck
Fast Food
Tacos El Autlense Truck
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Hotsy Totsy Club
Bar
Albany Taproom
Bar
Ivy Room
Bar
Jay-Vee Liquors
Alcohol
Chipotle
Fast Food
Crown bar
Bar
Max's Liquors
Alcohol
The Hot Shop
Fast Food
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Bar
Mr. Dewie's Cashew Creamery
Sweets
Burger King
Fast Food
Ale Tales
Alcohol
Scène
Bar
BurgerIM
Fast Food
See's Candies
Sweets
Elevation 66
Bar
Oddlots
Alcohol
Mel-O-Dee
Bar
Fitness (8) F
Heal pilates
Gym
Phasefit
Gym
Square One Yoga
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Golden lion
Gym
Center for Creative Growth
Community Centre
El Cerrito jujitsu and Martial arts
Gym
Albany Community Center
Community Centre
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Orange theory
Gym
The Dance Floor
Gym
James Kenney Recreation Center
Community Centre
St. John's Hall
Community Centre
The Fuse Fitness Garage
Gym
The Fuse Fitness
Gym
SoulCycle
Gym
El Cerrito Community Center
Community Centre
El Cerrito Swim Center
Community Centre
Sōl
Gym
Booker T Anderson Community Center
Community Centre
Casa de Cultura
Community Centre
Happy Hour Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
The lab fitness
Gym
Body ROK
Gym
Groceries (3) F
99 Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Sheng Kee Bakery
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Pâtisserie Rotha
Bakery
New india
Grocery Store
Lucky
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
The Natural Grocery Company
Grocery Store
Tokyo Fish Market
Seafood
Yaoya-san
Grocery Store
Berkeley Bagels
Bakery
Market Hall Foods
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Acme Bread Company
Bakery
Fatapple's Restaurant & Bakery
Bakery
Semifreddi's
Bakery
Squabisch Pretzels
Bakery
Colusa Market
Grocery Store
Milan Indian Grocery
Grocery Store
Monterey Market
Grocery Store
Magnanis
Butcher
Monterey Fish Market
Seafood
Hopkins Bakery
Bakery
Lavender Bakery & Cafe
Bakery
Parks (36) A+
Albany Neck
Park
Albany Plateau
Park
Albany Bulb
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Peggy Thomsen Pierce Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Albany Hill Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Ocean View Park
Park
Creekside Park
Park
Creekside Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Harrison Park
Park
Central Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
North Point Isabel
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
University Park
Park
Shops (48) C+
Bayshore Supply
Home Improvement
The Lumber Baron
Home Improvement
Bay Quilts
Fabric
Kingstone Books
Books
Pacific East Mall
Mall
Focus Optical
Optician
Food Shop
Convenience Store
Coco Beauty Salon
Hairdresser
Target
Department Store
J&C Audio and Video
Electronics
City Wireless
Electronics
Food Mart
Convenience Store
Supple Skincare
Beauty
Fashion hair designer
Hairdresser
Cal tile co
Interior Decoration
Hair Cuts Room
Hairdresser
Kiddieville
Clothing
Albany aquarium
Pets
Solano eye care
Optician
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Azzure Salon
Hairdresser
Salon Camilla
Hairdresser
Picnic
Convenience Store
Otop
Gift Shop
Albany physical therapy
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 25.8% take public transportation in Albany.
Public Transit Stops (50)
Stops & Stations
A+
Buchanan Street & Interstate 80
Bus Stop
Interstate 80 & Buchanan Street
Bus Stop
555 Pierce Street
Bus Stop
555 Pierce Street
Bus Stop
545 Pierce Street
Bus Stop
535 Pierce Street
Bus Stop
Pierce Street & Washington Avenue
Bus Stop
Pierce Street & Solano Avenue
Bus Stop
Pierce Street & Solano Avenue
Bus Stop
800 Buchanan Street
Bus Stop
3288 Pierce Street
Bus Stop
3288 Pierce Street
Bus Stop
Buchanan Street & Pierce Street
Bus Stop
Ohlone Avenue & West End Way
Bus Stop
Pierce Street & Central Avenue
Bus Stop
Pierce Street & Central Avenue
Bus Stop
Central Avenue & Pierce Street
Bus Stop
Buchanan Street & Polk Street
Bus Stop
Central Avenue & Belmont Avenue
Bus Stop
Central Avenue & Belmont Avenue
Bus Stop
Buchanan Street & Jackson Street
Bus Stop
Buchanan Street & Jackson Street
Bus Stop
956 Ohlone Drive
Bus Stop
Red Oak Avenue & Kinkead Way
Bus Stop
San Pablo Avenue & Castro Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
25.8%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Albany is 206/100 - which is 47% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime C+

Albany crime rates are 3,177 per 100k, which is 12% higher than California
Property Crime
2,967 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
210 crimes per 100k
A-
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employment A+

The median income in Albany is $103,132 - which is 62% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$103,132
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.0%
A+
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (16)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
Dr. An and Dr. Duan Dental Care
Dentist
P. Young
Dentist
Kobayashi
Dentist
Albany oral and maxillofacial surgery
Dentist
Albany Fire Station
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Albany Police Department
Police
Medical center of marine
Doctor
Dentists of El Cerrito Plaza
Dentist
Naomi Hiroshige
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Carbon Health
Doctor
Planned Parenthood
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
Ronald J. Robinson, M.D.
Doctor
Kiwi pediatric
Doctor
ISong Orthodontics
Dentist
Scott Levine DDS
Dentist
Family Dental Care
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Total health dental care
Dentist
Art dental
Dentist
Fire Station Number 6
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing C+

Albany home prices are $907,700 - which is 122% higher than California
Home Price
$907,700
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
23%
A+
Home Affordability
8.8x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Albany graduation rate is 96% - which is 20% higher than California
School Test Scores
76%
B+
High School Grad. Rates
96%
A+
Elementary Schools (6) F
Ocean View Elementary
Cornell Elementary
Tilden Preparatory School
Albany Middle
Fairmont Elementary
Harding Elementary
Bright Star Montessori School
Marin Elementary
Cragmont Elementary
Black Pine Circle School
Prospect Sierra School
Jefferson Elementary
The Crowden School
Realm Charter Middle
Realm Charter
Thousand Oaks Elementary
Stege Elementary
Rosa Parks Environmental Science Magnet
Nia House Learning Center
Cameron
The Berkeley School
Martin Luther King Middle
Caliber: Beta Academy
Caliber: Beta Academy
Richmond Charter Elementary-Benito Juarez
High Schools (3) F
Macgregor High (Continuation)
Tilden Preparatory School
Albany High
El Cerrito High
St Mary'S College High School
Realm Charter High
Summit Public School K2
John F. Kennedy High
Summit Public School K2
John Henry High
John Henry High
Bayhill High School
Berkeley High
Berkeley Technology Academy
Leadership Public Schools: Richmond
Maybeck High School
Arlington Christian School
Greenwood Academy
Leadership Public Schools: Richmond
Pacific Rim Int'L School
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ratings A+

Albany has an overall rating of 83% from 5 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
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User Surveys (4)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Write a review about Albany Tell people what you like or don't like about Albany…
The City Of Albany, CA 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 10, 2018) 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 t ...Read More his 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! Read Less
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C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Albany? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Albany Neck
Albany Plateau
Albany Bulb
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Peggy Thomsen Pierce Street Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Omescape
Albany Twin Theatre
Metallica Mansion
Shoh
Cerrito Theatre
924 Gilman
Ashkenaz Music & Dance
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

CANDY BOX
Snack stop
Club Mallard
BevMo!
Taqueria food truck
Tacos El Autlense Truck
Taco Bell
Hotsy Totsy Club

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Albany? Of all people who commute, 25.8% take public transportation in Albany.
Drive to Work
36%

40% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
26%

21% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
5%

2% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Albany a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Ronald J. Robinson, M.D.
Carbon Health
Medical center of marine

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