Welcome to Albany, New York’s top-ranked place to live by US News and World Reports,  for several years running. The Buckingham Pond neighborhood is a wonderful community within the city, with several shops, restaurants, events, and more. The park at Buckingham Pond is just steps away. The park offers a serene place to walk and run, immersed in nature. The playground provides children hours of outdoor entertainment and even ice skating in the winter. 

The walkability and proximity to schools, hospitals, places of worship, and the commercial districts are unmatched. Restaurant suggestions are endless, but here are a few favorites on Upper Madison Avenue –  Kismet Grill, Cafe Madison, Juniors, and the Madison Pour House. There is a grocery store, pharmacy, the Madison Theatre, and Albany Pine Hill Public Library all within a block. If you venture to upper New Scotland Avenue you’ll find Restaurant Navona, Ale & Oyster House, Ragonese, Tipsy Moose, The Fountain Restaurant, and New Scotland Public Library

If you’re looking to visit downtown Albany, it’s just minutes to the Empire State Plaza. Some fan favorites are concerts at The Egg, a year-round farmer’s market, Art on Lark, and the Tulip Festival. Downtown you’ll also find historic Washington Park and the Hudson River Rail Trail, perfect for longer bike rides and runs. The Albany Institute of History & Art and the New York State Museum continually have renowned exhibitions.

These are just a few of the reasons why so many call Albany home.