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Old 05-10-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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Anyone familiar with Albany, MN? Interested in moving there with family (elem and jr high age kids).

Nice community to live in? Good schools? I see it makes up its own school district, even though it's a small community. Does this work well?

Where does someone living in Albany do their grocery shopping?
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:30 AM
 
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Anyone familiar with Albany, MN? Interested in moving there with family (elem and jr high age kids).

Nice community to live in? Good schools? I see it makes up its own school district, even though it's a small community. Does this work well?

Where does someone living in Albany do their grocery shopping?
I'm very familiar with Albany and it's a nice community with excellent schools. Their test scores are some of the best in the state. Albany also has very good athletic programs.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:21 AM
 
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I agree, Albany is a little gem of a town. There are a lot of college professors/business professionals that live in Albany, which is why the schools are so good. It is a cute town too. There isn't all that much to do right in town, mainly you get together with friends, etc. but it is a quick hop into St. Cloud and also close to St. John's University/College of St. Benedict if you want to go to theater productions, concerts, movies, etc.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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Default Thanks!

These are helpful responses. Thanks very much!
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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I'm originally from Albany, it is a great little town for families. Like was stated, not much to do but St Cloud isn't so far and really neither are the Twin Cities. Great school, great athletics. Grew quite a bit in the 00's. Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions!
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:11 AM
 
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Default North lake

Can anyone tell me about the lake in Albany? Is it spring fed or just a pond with rain run off. Good fishing or recreation ? I went to Albany before but it has been awhile. What kind of drive time till St cloud ? Thanks if some of the locals could answer.
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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I grew up in Albany and live just a few blocks from the lake. I have a pretty good understanding of the lake and its history.

The lake in Albany, MN is called the North Lake (not Albany Lake as some maps claim). I have no idea where that bit of misinformation started but it is the North Lake (has never been called Albany Lake!!!). It is approximately 45 to 50 acres in size, no deeper than 9 feet at the deepest. It is spring feed. Due to its shallow nature it has never been a very good fishing lake and has frozen solid at times. You will on occasion see guys commercially netting minnows for the fishing and bait and tackle trade at other nearby lakes. Sadly the lake is underutilized. On rare occasion you may find someone out in a canoe. It is used as the city skating rink in the winter and in late February the Jaycees host a "golf" tournament on the lake, amply called the Ice Cup. Otherwise it is a nice attractant for ducks and Canadian geese. The lake looks nice for certain. If the City would build a walk around the east side adjacent to State Highway 238, it would be safer for bikes and walker/joggers and would make for a very nice loop around the lake. There is camping available at the park on the north side of the lake. It is just a few blocks north of the Wobegon Bike Trail too.
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