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About Albany and the Capital District Region of New York

Albany is the Capital City of New York

The 'Tri-City Area' encompasses Albany, Troy and Schenectady. The Capital Region pulls in areas north towards Clifton Park, south towards Glenmont, east towards East Greenbush and west towards Mohawk. Ample job opportunities and the increasing allure of Tech Valley compel many to commute to the Tri-City Area from outlying regions as far north as the Southern Adirondacks, as far south as the Northern Catskills, and even from areas in Vermont and Massachusetts!

The Capital City is lively and energetic, balancing its historic and legislative roots with a vibrant metropolitan atmosphere. You will always find something to do here whether you prefer outdoor recreation, cultural activities, shopping, or academic pursuits.

The city of Albany and the Capital Region offer countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. Their uniqueness stems from the ability to offer residents and visitors world class cultural venues in a metropolitan setting side by side with outdoor recreational activities in beautiful and scenic surroundings.

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Find some of the best hotspots in the Capital Region, including The Egg, Empire State Plaza, and the Times Union Center.
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There's lots to see and do in Schenectady, from the gorgeous Proctors Theater to the exciting Rivers Casino & Resort.
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Just north of Albany is Troy, a historic community in the midst of a tremendous rebirth! Troy hosts many fun events throughout the year.
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Take the complexity out of parking in Albany with our helpful guide to parking lots and street parking options in the area.
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Whether you're looking for pop, country, or public radio, browse our list of Capital Region radio stations before tuning your dial.
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Find out what the current weather is in Albany NY, and see the projected forecast for the next few days. Then, plan accordingly!
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Planning a visit Albany? Use our Travel Guide to find transportation, lodging, dining, meeting resources, things to do, and more.
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Learn more about the unique neighborhoods that make up Albany, then decide where you prefer to live and/or work.
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If you're living or working in Albany, you'll love this guide that highlights area businesses, services, real estate, attractions, and events.
The Capital Region is known as a mecca for nanotechnology! Find out why the industry is thriving in and around Albany.