As New York’s capital city, Albany deserves respect, but too often gets overshadowed by the postcard-popular New York City. At last, there’s finally a case where Albany gets its proper placement in the spotlight and the Big Apple is nowhere to be found – Albany was recently named as one of New York’s happiest cities, based on a study compiled by CreditDonkey!
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The study used U.S. Census and FBI crime data to rank New York’s cities (those with a population of 25,000 or greater) in seven categories: restaurants per capita, crime rate, commute length, departure time, income, divorce rate, and percentage of income spent on housing. Albany ranked third in number of restaurants (250/person) and had notable rankings in average commute time (18.6 minutes), percentage of income spent on housing (27.3%), and divorce rate.
Sure, some people might be happy to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a one-bedroom condo in NYC or spend 3 hours commuting to work, but for the vast majority of us, we’re happy right here at home! Check out the local restaurants, real estate, events, and things to do that make Albany so great!