As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home ...Read More
Although the city of Albany might not have a huge presence on the map, it’s still a town with a current population of around 20,000 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Albany, CA has a total area of roughly 5.5 square miles, which for the most part is wedged in between Berkeley and the nearby city of El Cerrito. Many potential home buyers love Albany for its supreme waterfront location that allows for awesome views of the San Francisco Bay, and when you also factor in all of the city’s arts, culture, and recreation, it equals out to be a truly special place to live, work, or play.
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Like many waterfront communities in the East Bay, the Albany housing landscape is both desirable and diverse, presenting home buyers with a pleasant mix of Craftsman-style houses, cottages, bungalows, and even its fair share of vintage condo buildings as well. Thanks to both Interstate 580 and the Golden Gate Fields horse racing track, you won’t find many waterfront homes and condos in Albany, but that doesn't take away from all the many highly attractive options you'll find scattered throughout town, which range from a relatively affordable condo or cottage to higher-end historic homes priced well over $1 million.
Golden Gate Fields is the only commercial racetrack in the Bay Area, so as you can imagine, it’s easily the most recognizable attraction here in Albany. But along with the track, residents and home owners in town are also provided with easy access to Eastshore State Park, which sits just south of town, as well as the Albany Bulb, which is widely recognized as one of the most unique tourist attractions in all of East Bay.