4 Reasons You’ll Love Living in the New York Capital Region

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Centered around Albany, the New York Capital Region covers 5,199 square miles and includes Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga and surrounding cities. The region is comprised of eight counties and is known for its large economy with a particular focus in biotech life sciences and nanotechnology. Also known for its beautiful scenery, strong job market and fantastic educational opportunities, there are many reasons that this area attracts a lot of new residents each year. Recently, the Capital Region was named one of the top 25 best metropolitan areas to live in 2022-2023 by U.S. News

If you are looking for a new place to live, you may quickly find that you love what the Capital Region has to offer! To help you decide, we are going to highlight some of the reasons you’ll love living in the New York Capital Region. 

1: Affordable Housing

The Capital Region offers many affordable places to live that can both fit both a person’s lifestyle and offer a short commute to a career in the big city. By offering many options for home ownership and extensive rental opportunities it gives residents and families a solid foundation to set down roots. Rosetti Properties offers residents over 15 rental communities spanning throughout the Capital Region.

By offering studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom rental options there is certainly enough room for the whole family. Also when looking at housing options make sure to look into the community’s amenities like gyms, business centers, electric car charging stations, energy efficient windows and appliances. This can help keep your house affordable by saving on utilities and memberships.

2: Excellent Education

If you are a parent or plan to become one soon, you want to provide your child with the best educational opportunities. Education is a cornerstone of the childhood experience and a fantastic school system can play an instrumental role in shaping the adults that young people become.

New York State has long been regarded for its excellent public schools. In a report by WalletHub, the Empire State was named in the top 20 public education systems in the entire nation.

With less than 1 million people comprising the entire Capital Region’s population across multiple municipalities, you can find large and small school systems that best serve your child and their educational needs. There are also many highly regarded higher education institutions in the region where people of all ages can pursue a degree in a field that interests them.

3: Employment Opportunities

New York State is actively invested in workforce development efforts and programs designed to train workers for high-quality, in-demand jobs. The Capital Region offers companies a strategic location close to all major markets of the Northeast, as well as a highly educated and diverse workforce. With public transportation available to New York City, and close proximity to Albany International Airport and Albany Bus Terminal, the Capital Region offers businesses a great transportation hub and location to set up their headquarters.

As the state’s capital, Albany also offers more state-level public sector career opportunities than any other region of the state. If serving your fellow New Yorkers is a passion of yours, you can also find more public employment openings at the county and municipal levels as well.

In the private sector, the Albany Business Review lists healthcare, manufacturing, and retail as the three largest industries in the Capital Region. However, you are far from limited to just these three options. Nearly any and every vertical offers real opportunities to professionals seeking employment.

4: A Perfect Contrast of Urban and Rural

The Capital Region is considered part of Upstate New York – an area famous for its natural scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities. Even through busy city streets, you can still take in breathtaking views of the Catskills, Adirondack Mountains and other beautiful parks that surround the region with vivid greenery in the spring and summer, colorful foliage in the fall, and crisp snow in the winter.

If you are someone that appreciates adventure of all types, you can easily plan a fun and exciting trip to a wide variety of area attractions in and around the Capital Region. You can easily access many of New York’s destination lakes, take a trip to another nearby city, or plan your own wilderness excursion.

If you like indoor adventure, the Capital Region is home to many area attractions including museums like the New York State Museum, Albany Institute of Art History, the USS Slater, and The Children’s Museum of Science. The Capital Region is also home to indoor entertainment including events at the Times Union Center arena events, The Egg, The Palace Theater, Proctors Theater, numerous malls opportunities and more. 

Make the New York Capital Region Your New Home

Do you think you’ll love living in the New York Capital Region? If so, let us help you find the perfect place to call home!

Our team at Rosetti Properties manages a wide range of living options throughout the Capital Region; including Albany, Saratoga,, Queensbury and other surrounding communities. If you would like to learn more about living here, view our properties or contact us anytime to learn more and schedule a tour!