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Old 08-26-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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Hello all, first off thank you for reading this post. My question pertains to living in albany. I want to buy a home in the college section of albany on state or hamilton street. I understand what the college kids do as i went to school there and lived in the area. (it doesnt bother me) I want to owner occupy for the next couple years until i can pay it off and turn it into a full rental. Living on long island has many drawbacks, i cant afford a home even though i make a decent living, and im tired of the women on long island.

my questions are as follows

1 - Is there crime in the area? When i lived there crime was not an issue for me (i dont mind the college kids because they are only there 6-7 months out of the year)

2 - Are there jobs in the area? I am a teacher in brooklyn and while i might not be looking for a teaching job I have a masters degree and am looking for a job that makes at least 40k/yr.

3 - Are there women around that are single in their late 20s early 30s?

Thank you again
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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1. Yes. //www.city-data.com/crime/crime...-New-York.html 15 Most Dangerous Cities in New York | Home Security Shield News Report

2. Depends on what you teach.

3. I'm sure there are statistics out there on this.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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1. Yes. //www.city-data.com/crime/crime...-New-York.html 15 Most Dangerous Cities in New York | Home Security Shield News Report

2. Depends on what you teach.

3. I'm sure there are statistics out there on this.
1. That link in your post says Albany has an average crime rate...
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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1. That link in your post says Albany has an average crime rate...
Yes, there is crime. Average crime per the first link. If you want to be proud of that, please don't let me stop you.

Second link. Albany is 8th most dangerous city in the state.
"Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Albany? One in 19."
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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Yes, there is crime. Average crime per the first link. If you want to be proud of that, please don't let me stop you.

Second link. Albany is 8th most dangerous city in the state.
"Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Albany? One in 19."
It is the 6th biggest city in the state. Then, you have this:Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

As for the crime not being an issue, it appears that it doesn't have to be depending on lifestyle and perhaps where one lives.

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Old 09-03-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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It is the 6th biggest city in the state. Then, you have this:Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed
As for the crime not being an issue, it appears that it doesn't have to be depending on lifestyle and perhaps where one lives.
The crime rate is normalized for population. Size of the city only matters as to qualifying for consideration, i.e. at least 10,000 population.

Different format Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed murder rate double national average.

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Old 09-03-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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The crime rate is normalized for population. Size of the city only matters as to qualifying for consideration, i.e. at least 10,000 population.

Different formaModerator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed murder rate double national average.
Central cities are generally going to have a higher rate in that regard. This is especially the case for cities with "fixed" city limits like most cities in the Northeast and much of the Midwest. Your source shows that it is less than double, if we're being technical.

This also doesn't get into those that may not live in that city, but contribute to the crime there.

With this said, crime will only be a concern based on where one lives within a city, along with other factors.

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Old 09-06-2015, 11:08 PM
 
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Thank you all for answering my questions. I have another

1 - there are a lot of broken houses down by the arbor hill area being sold by the albany land bank corp. the houses are completely stripped. Is the area completely ghetto and totally to be avoided?
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:32 PM
 
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additionally what about the cohoes area?
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:58 PM
 
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additionally what about the cohoes area?
Live in Saratoga, and commute…its the best area in the Schenectady/Albany/Troy area….especially if you are single.

The entire area up there is a great place to live, because the people are very well grounded, and very intelligent.

You will not lose up there, and the housing is very affordable. Good play to make a move up there, and forget the very over-rated NYC area, a total joke for the most part.
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