Real Estate and homes for sale in Albany CA

Neighborhood information and homes for sale in Albany, CA

Considering buying real estate in Albany?  Located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, Albany has easy access to public waterways as well as a vibrant commercial district with a small town feel. You’ll also find award-winning restaurants and highly-ranked public schools.  Click on any of the following Albany links for more information on the Albany Location, The Neighborhood Feel of Albany or on the Home Prices in Albany.

Albany Location

Located along the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, Albany borders the city of Berkeley to the south and east, and the Contra Costa County cities of El Cerrito and Richmond to the north.

The Neighborhood Feel of Albany

Albany offers quality public schools,  a strong sense of community and a haven for foodies. Albany’s main drive, Solano Avenue, has become a destination spot for lovers of quality ethnic cuisine. You’ll find everything from Noah’s Bagels to Zand’s Mediterranean and Fonda’s exquisite small plates.

Albany residents also love its easy access to the waterfront and the San Francisco Bay Trail. In addition to the 8.5 mile Eastshore State Park, Albany has a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities, from eight parks and playgrounds, to lighted ball courts, and sports fields with year round recreation programs for children.

Home Prices in Albany

Albany has a large inventory of California bungalows, built in the 1920s and ’30s. Developer Charles Manning MacGregor focused on creating homes that were both charming and practical. Home prices in Albany range from the low $600’s to the high $900’s. Today, these homes are filled with a diverse mix of singles, professionals and families with young children. In fact, many of the approx 16,000 residents in Albany are here primarily because of its high-ranking schools. Public education options include Cornell Elementary School, Marin Elementary, Ocean View Elementary; Albany Middle School, and Albany High School. There are eight K-12 schools in Albany, 6 public and 2 private.

 

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