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Old 03-31-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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I'm looking for recommendations for neighborhoods. 36 single professional female and my dog :-)
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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New Scotland - Quiet, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with lots of large multi-family housing. Many residents have lived in Albany for decades. You have everything you need (banks, restaurants, bars, post office) right on New Scotland Ave.. Very safe area.

Pine Hills - Can get a bit noisy with the college kids nearby, but it's a lovely neighborhood similar to New Scotland. Closer to the Price Chopper/Market 32 off Madison Ave. Plenty of restaurants and businesses along Madison.

Helderberg - South of New Scotland. Lots of older single family homes with older residents. Quiet and safe neighborhood. In the warmer months, you'll see a lot of people out walking their dogs and jogging. Good mix of older folks, families, and young professionals.

Center Square - Feels like a neighborhood out of Brooklyn or Boston. Traditional, well kept brownstones on dense streets. Parking blows, especially during the winter. Lark St. is where all the businesses are. I don't recommend being on Lark late at night. Most of the shootings/stabbings in this neighborhood happen on Lark after midnight. Great walkable neighborhood close to Washington Park though. Safe during the day and night as long as you're not looking for trouble.

Delaware Ave. - A little bit grittier than the above neighborhoods, but still fairly safe and very walkable. Further west you go on Second Ave, the worst it gets. But the majority of places along Delaware Ave. are safe, hard working families and young professionals.


Albany is a good city if you have a dog. I use to see people walking dogs nearly every day when I lived there. Washington Park is great for outdoor fun with your pet.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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Budget?
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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I would like to stay under 1300/month for rent+parking.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:45 PM
 
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I would like to stay under 1300/month for rent+parking.
That's definitely doable if you're looking at 1 bed or studio apartments. They won't be super high end though.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:27 AM
 
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What sucks about Albany is literally everything is 3 bed 1 bath older apartments in duplexes and triplexes. The newer developments that have luxury upgraded one beds start at around 1300 a month. Even the ones in Cohoes are like that too. It's hard to find an in between. Even basement one bed apartments in Troy and Albany are close to a thousand a month. You couldn't pay me to live in a basement lol.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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I live in a complex in Cohoes that may have 1 bedroom/studio available and allows dogs for under $1300. There some breed restrictions. Nice quiet complex with walking paths by the river. I pay 1200+ for a 2/2 and that includes the rental for a one car garage. PM me if you want more info.

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:30 AM
 
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What about parts of Schenectady such as Downtown or the Union Street area?
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