Everything You Need to Know About Living in the Capital Region

Aerial view of downtown albany

The Capital Region is the metropolitan area surrounding Albany, the capital of New York and is an incredibly diverse and vibrant part of Upstate New York! Encompassing main cities like Albany, Troy, Latham, Saratoga, and more, it’s a great place to live for many reasons. With a thriving economy, rich history, excellent schools, and plenty of must-see destinations, you’ll love where you live no matter which unique pocket you choose to call home. If you and your family are looking for a new place to put down roots, learn why the Capital Region is the ultimate choice!


The Capital Region is home to many incredible colleges and universities such as The State University of New York, University of Albany, Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore College, Hudson Valley Community College and more! The area is also home to highly rated public, private and technical k-12 schools. If you’re looking for an excellent education for yourself or your family, our communities are close by have plenty of living options for you and your family to choose from.


A rich cultural scene, the Capital Region is bursting with museums, theaters, music venues, restaurants, and more! Home of the New York State Capitol there is plenty of history and exhibits to keep you entertained at the New York State Museum or spend a day in the historic downtown Saratoga Springs area or catch an off-Broadway performance at Proctors in Schenectady! This area is ever bustling, and there is always a new place to explore!

Outdoor Activities

A great place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Upstate New York offers a wide range of recreational activities all year long. With hundreds of hiking trails, parks, waterways, mountains, and lakes to explore, you will never run out of new adventures! In the warmer weather, take advantage of the close access to local lakes and rivers to kayak, paddle board, and relax on public beaches. In the wintertime, you can enjoy your days skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more at some of the most famous ski mountains on the East Coast.

Conveniently Located

The Capital Region is centrally located to all major travel ways including Albany International Airport, Amtrak, Albany Bus Terminal and all major highways connecting all of New York State and beyond. With all major roadways like the New York State Thruway, the Adirondack Northway, and the Taconic State Parkway, the Capital Region offers short commute times to local hot spots, and the ability to easily move around the state. Being centrally located to all these transportation routes make a great home base for those who travel often, especially those traveling to New York City. The Capital Region is located just a few hours drive from the city.

Urban and Rural Lifestyle

One of the best parts about the Capital Region living is its urban and rural feel. Surrounding its bustling cities and hopping towns is farmland, lakes, incredible mountain views, and more. This is the perfect location for those looking for a unique mix of busy city life and the calmness of a rural atmosphere.

Find the Apartment That’s Right for You!

To learn more about what each community in the Capital Region has to offer visit our community pages highlighting life in Albany, Colonie, Guilderland, Latham, North Greenbush, Queensbury, Rensselaer, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy. We love our Capital Region community! With incredible apartments spanning across the entire region, our leasing team is here to help you find your ideal space. To learn more about our properties, or to schedule a tour, contact us today!