The Capital Region continues to get high honors among the best places to live in the nation.

Haters can say what they want about living in the Capital Region. But when it comes down to it, in spite of the high taxes, the area is a pretty great place to live. As someone who has lived in several places throughout the Northeast, I can tell you from personal experience, that life here is pretty good.

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Yes, the taxes and cost of living can be high, but we do get so much more back that contributes to a great quality of life!

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The schools here in the Capital Region are second to none!

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Our access to great-city and rural areas is unmatched!

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Pretty much any type of setting you would like to live in is around us, complimented by great culture, food, entertainment, nature, and so much more. So it really is not a surprise that one of our local cities was recently named one of the top 100 to live in nationwide.

Which Capital Region City Is Among America's Best To Live In?

Albany, New York, USA
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Liveability ranked Albany at #50 on their list of America's Top 100 Places to live, and it seems the city has been popping up on many of these "best of" lists of late.

So how did Liveability score the cities on this list? Liveability says its rankings are based on "... safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, community engagement." Here is what Liveability had to say about Albany:

Though Albany, NY is an easy three-hour drive to both New York City and Boston, the capital of New York State boasts plenty of amenities without leaving the area. For nature lovers, it’s got mountains nearby for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter months as well as lovely lakes scattered about. And urbanites are smitten with the city’s growing dining scene that somehow managed to expand during the pandemic.

So while we love to complain about life here at times, overall we do have it pretty good - Except for the high taxes!! And with all these "best of" recognitions, we are receiving, maybe everyone else is catching on to how great life is in the Albany area.

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Albany, New York is obviously the center of our geography here in the Capital Region. And you are probably aware that some of our neighboring states (Vermont and New Hampshire) have their own Albany too! Plus, Albany Georgia - we all know about that one for some reason. But did you know there are 26 cities and towns nationwide named Albany? Some states even have MULTIPLE Albany's - see them all here!