Located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, the city of Albany sits between Berkeley and El Cerrito. The diverse community of Albany is filled with charming single family homes and small businesses including some of the Bay Area's best restaurants and shops down Solano Avenue, the business district of the city.
Albany is known for its top ranking school district and parks and recreational facilities, including the new East Shore Park, San Francisco Bay Trail and Golden Gate Fields Race Track. Dedicated to maintaining its small town environment and atmosphere, the city of Albany is prides itself on creating a warm, friendly and inviting environment for families and students, due to its close proximity to the University of California, Berkeley. With under 19,000 residents, Albany is the perfect community for a small town feel with an ease of access to larger metropolitan areas, including Oakland and San Francisco.