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Old 11-23-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Hello, I recently accepted a job working out of Albany airport, and am currently researching areas to rent an apartment. I'm looking to get a complex with utilities, cable, internet and preferably a gym too so I don't have to get a membership. I would also like it to be within a 20 minute commute to the airport, but in a "good" area with a decent nightlife. I've never been to the area so I'm stressing big time and only have a couple of weeks to find a place. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:33 AM
 
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Check here: Renters Guide - Albany Apartments in New York and Albany, NY Apartment Complexes

You might want something in Albany close to Downtown or the Center Square neighborhood. Something near the Upper Union area in Schenectady or Niskayuna could work. Anything in Colonie is good, as you would be close enough to the airport and any nightlife areas in the metro.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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I'd suggest that you look somewhere between Albany airport and Saratoga Springs, so that your drive to either is 15 minutes or so. There are many safe communities with rentals between those two. I'd look at Saratoga for your socializing, rather than Albany; Saratoga is a great city for all ages (Skidmore is there). Summers bring theater, concerts and horse racing, but downtown is busy evenings all year.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Right now I think my top 3 choices are Hollandale Apartments, Towers of Colonie, and Oxford Heights. Any opinions on those?
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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Towers of Colonie wouldn't be my first choice. Those buildings have been there forever, and I'm not sure how well they've been maintained.

Oxford Heights is in a nice area, but I'd be concerned about the number of college students renting there given it's proximately to SUNYA.

Hollandale puts you right between the Albany and Saratoga hot spots, although I've heard that the apartments which used to be upscale have gone downhill.

You might want to look into Hudson Preserve, good location and it's supposed to be a nice place to live.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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Default Towers of Colonie

My first thought was the Towers of Colonie. There isn't any place that's closer to the airport; it would be about a five-minute commute. It's close to just about everything. I guess the buildings have been there thirty+ (forty+?) years but Oxford Heights isn't all that much newer, and the cross-town driving time during rush hours would be tedious.
In your shoes, unless the Towers is a real pit when you tour the place, I'd go for that, with the shortest possible lease. By the time you need to re-up, you'll know the area, and some local people who can advise you.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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Thanks for your input.
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