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Old 08-23-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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I need to know whether this is the area for me. I'm looking for a nice neighborhood with limited noise. I'm 27 and looking to rent but don't want a bunch of noisy college kids around me. However I would still like to live in the city of Albany if possible. Where do the young professionals live?
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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Maybe the Lark Street area of the city. I think this is the area that Lark street is in: Center Square Neighborhood In Albany NY - Downtown Albany Community Near Lark Street

Pine Hills might work too: Pine Hills, New York - A Capital District Neighborhood in Downtown Albany NY

Here's the Mansion neighborhood as well: Mansion Neighborhood In Albany NY - A Historic Residential District In Downtown Albany

or the Delaware Area: http://www.albany.com/neighborhoods/delaware-area.cfm

Also, would you consider Troy or Schenectady too?
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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I agree w/ above poster. Those are the areas that I'd live in if I were a young professional. I love Center Square. Lark might be a bit busier/noisier than you want, there are bars, restaurants on Lark. Troy has beautiful architecture and is definetly worth consideration, I don't know the different areas of Troy, though. Check out the Stockade area in Sch'dy, it's very quaint, and on the quieter side. Look for a place w/off street parking, parking can be difficult in the Stockade.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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Hiya-

I need to know whether this is the area for me. I'm looking for a nice neighborhood with limited noise. I'm 27 and looking to rent but don't want a bunch of noisy college kids around me. However I would still like to live in the city of Albany if possible. Where do the young professionals live?
Center Sqaure - the area between the Empire State Plaza and Washington Park - is a good bet and probably the most popular answer. The only caveat there is that some parts, especially the closer you get to Lark Street, might be a bit noisy for your taste.

If you're looking for a slightly quieter neighborhood, but still within the city and with all the convenience associated with that, some part of Pine Hills could fit better. The best might actually be the area to the West of St. Rose, just North of Western Avenue. I think this may technically be outside of Pine Hills, but it's close. There you still have a couple very good neighborhood bars/eateries - Junior's, Mahar's - a Price Chopper supermarket, a CVS pharmacy, a local independent movie theater, etc. all within easy walking distance, but you're far enough that you'll have quiet evenings as well. Even on Western Avenue in this area, where I am now, things are quiet in evenings, and you can't beat the location for convenience.
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