A bustling community, compact in size with diverse opportunities and things to do.

Welcome to Albany

A quaint oceanside city with good schools.
Located in Alameda County, Albany is a coastal town that is just a hop and a skip away from the lively city of San Francisco. A quaint town, Albany provides the locals with quick and easy access to a wide variety of attractions, including a large selection of aquatic activities. Albany is a bustling community, compact in size with diverse opportunities and things to do.

What to Love

  • High-quality schools
  • The Albany Bulb 
  • Great selection of local restaurants and bars
  • Easy options for public transportation

Local Lifestyle

Albany provides residents with a spectacular range of educational services and professional opportunities. Home to a range of highly rated schools, resources, and programs, Albany ensures that top-tier educational services are readily accessible to the residents. For those seeking higher education, numerous universities exist in the region surrounding Albany. 
The variety of outdoor attractions and hiking trails that exist in the area allows residents to enjoy an active lifestyle. Albany is home to a variety of scenic landscapes such as the Albany Bulb, a popular destination among nature lovers. The wide range of local attractions allows for the community of Albany to maintain a friendly and social environment.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Albany is home to a large selection of local restaurants and bars. Hal’s Office is a coffee shop providing customers with a refreshing atmosphere to enjoy great coffee, tea’s and pastries. Down the street Flowerland Nursery provides another great opportunity for patrons to sip on a cup of coffee in a beautiful, nature-filled environment. A popular destination among local plant lovers, the Flowerland Nursery provides customers with a healthy selection of flowers, succulents, and trees.

Sam’s Log Cabin is a local go-to breakfast and lunch restaurant. Sam’s Log Cabin provides customers with an old-fashioned and rustic environment to enjoy their home-style meals. Juanita and Maude is a local favorite restaurant and bar providing customers with a menu that changes daily. There is always something new and delicious to try, but definitely make a reservation!
The Ivy Room attracts an audience from across the San Francisco Bay area to see concerts on stage seven nights a week. Music covers all genres, blues, jazz, rock, hip hop, and country. Another favorite is the Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany's oldest running bar offering free shuffleboard and a free 45 rpm jukebox filled with donated records spanning from 1952 - 1979. 

Things to Do

There’s always something to do in Albany. Morningtide is a popular local shop providing customers with a curated selection of women's clothing, ceramics, home accessories and gifts. Morningtide also serves as a venue for a variety of pop-up attractions throughout the year, including one of our favorites Blooms End Bakery.
Landmark’s Albany Twin is the local movie theater on Solano Avenue. Enjoy a great dinner nearby and then catch a movie or enjoy one of the film festivals throughout the year. 
Golden Gate Fields is a local horse racing track that overlooks the shore of San Francisco Bay. Golden Gate Fields is an attraction that is fun for the whole family and provides visitors with a wide assortment of affordable refreshments.
The Albany Bulb, a popular local landmark that was previously used as a construction landfill, provides visitors with several hiking trails where they can appreciate beautiful waterfront views. Thanks to the local art community, the Albany Bulb is now home to a wide variety of abstract sculptures and street art. 
The Solano Avenue Stroll is an annual festival featuring over five hundred different vendors. The diverse selection of food and entertainment makes this carnival a good choice for everyone.


Albany is home to six highly distinguished public district schools, served by the Albany Unified School District, and ten top tier private schools:

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Overview for Albany, CA

20,962 people live in Albany, where the median age is 36.7 and the average individual income is $58,992. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Albany, CA

Albany has 7,968 households, with an average household size of 2.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Albany do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,962 people call Albany home. The population density is 14,315.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.08 / 50.92%

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Schools in Albany, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Albany. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Bright Star Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available
Cornell Elementary
K - 5th
St Mary's College High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th
K - 5th
MacGregor High (Continuation)
10th - 12th
No rating available
Tilden Preparatory School
6th - 12th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Ocean View Elementary
K - 5th

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