Living in the Capital Region of New York comes with amazing perks and conveniences. If you’re thinking about or planning to move to the Capital Region, there are five important things you should know. In this article, we’ll cover some major highlights of the region and explain how these can help make your life more suitable. From a thriving arts scene to major healthcare facilities, you’ll be surprised you didn’t move here sooner.
Why You Should Live in the Capital Region of NY
1. Local HistoryAs the capital of New York State (NYS), there is a lot of local and national history within various local cities and towns. From downtown Albany to Saratoga, you’ll be amazed at the great places and monuments you can visit. It’s extremely convenient and easy to go day tripping to the local historical hubs throughout the region, which for history buffs is fantastic! You can even spend your time soaking up Saratoga’s rich historical traditions, like the seasonal opening of the Saratoga Racecourse, or traveling up the Hudson River.
2. Thriving Arts SceneIf you love being part of a lively art scene, the Capital Region is the place to be. With each local city having its own culture, you’ll find it fun and exciting traveling to local galleries and museums. Albany is home to larger state museums, while Saratoga has local and national museums like The National Museum of Dance. Plus, there are many annual art events and attractions you can attend that are perfect for all ages.
3. Great NeighborhoodsAcross the region, you’ll find that our apartments are in top neighborhoods like Latham, Guilderland, Queensbury, Colonie, and Saratoga Springs. Many of our apartment neighborhoods are close to grocery stores, highways, schools, and downtown areas. You’ll also find many of these communities are extremely safe and diverse. If you have children, you’ll find some of our apartments in some of the most competitive school districts within NYS. From sports to top-notch education, many of these family-friendly communities are close to schools, colleges, and universities. A great bonus for any current or potential parent!
4. Nearby Major RoadwaysWhether you’re planning a trip to New York City or Boston, you’ll appreciate that most of our communities in the Capital Region are located near major roadways, which allow for easy navigation throughout NYS. You’ll be near key routes like:
- S. Route 7
- S. Route 9