I have lived in the Capital Region all my life. Born in raised. My mother moved us out of Albany to Colonie before I started grade school. Colonie is only about 20 minutes from downtown Albany on a good day.

Great schools, parks, and nice neighborhoods to raise a family in. I know I might seem a little biased but, in my personal opinion, Colonie is one of the best places to live in the capital region.

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Colonie does not seem to make that cut, however, Schenectady and Troy have found a way on to that chart. Check it out to see if your town has made the cut.

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