10 Best Places to Live In New York


6) Albany

Albany is the capital of New York. Being the center of state government, Albany’s economy is intertwined with the logistics of running things. It also is heavily invested in the education and healthcare industries. Technology is also a booming industry in Albany, like so many other parts of New York. Several Fortune 500 companies also call Albany their home such as Goldman Sachs, General Electric, American Express and Merrill Lynch just to name a few. Like Rochester, it has a low crime rate and plenty of culture and nightlife. Albany is right in the middle between New York City and Montreal, a few hours from Buffalo and not too far from Boston. This makes Albany a crossroads of sorts for traveling entertainers, and as such has seen a wide range of performers over the years. Another thing that Albany boasts is some of the best law and medical schools in the nation.