With a vibrant and accessible downtown area, a growing restaurant scene, and major arts and cultural hotspots, the City of Albany is a fantastic place to live. In fact, based on several factors that may influence someone’s decision to move, Business Insider has named Albany a top 10 best Northeast city to live in after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Albany Makes the List!
Business Insider recently created a ranking of the best U.S. cities to live in after the COVID-19 pandemic, and from that overall list, they’ve highlighted the top 21 Northeast cities. The company based their ranking on the pre-coronavirus unemployment rate, the ability to work from home, population density, housing affordability, monthly housing costs, cost of living, average travel time to work, total elementary- and secondary-school spending per student, and share of residents age 25 and over who have at least a bachelor’s degree.
After collecting these metrics, they determined that the City of Albany made the top 10. According to the article, out of all Northeast metro areas, Albany had the 5th highest share of jobs that could be done at home at 42.4%. In addition, both the cost of living in Albany and its pre-coronavirus unemployment rate are around the national average.
The other New York cities that ranked in the top 10 include Rochester, Ithaca, Syracuse, Utica, Buffalo, and Binghamton.
Planning to move after the COVID-19 pandemic? Consider relocating to the City of Albany.
Business Insider – The 21 best cities in the Northeast to live in after the coronavirus