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Albany Solano Ave Shopping District

Albany homes are located close to the Solano
Ave shopping district, offering a pedestrian
friendly home town shopping experience

Albany is located in Alameda County along the San Francisco Bay. It has a relatively young population with one-quarter of its 19,000 population under 20 years old.

Albany takes advantage of its location near the University of California Berkeley and a lively arts and cultural community.

The Solano Stroll, a street festival held every year in September, takes its name from the main shopping area of Albany. The street is closed to auto traffic and hosts many art displays, live bands, and offers local merchants a chance to showcase their wares.

Albany homes are located close to the Solano Ave shopping district, offering a pedestrian friendly home town shopping experience Even during the rest of the year, Solano Avenue continues as a main shopping area friendly to foot traffic where small shops, restaurants, and boutiques continue to offer a personal shopping experience at a slower pace.

It also has a well-developed school music program and has sent its students and graduates to compete in many music and jazz festivals, including the Essentially Ellington festival in New York.

Sports are also a large part of life in Albany California. The Albany Little League has gone to many tournaments in California and won its first championship in 2008.

Albany homes for sale in the Berkeley Hills near Albany Hill may have spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay There are also natural amenities to enjoy in and around Albany. Although Albany makes the most of its proximity to the San Francisco Bay, it is also distinguished by Albany Hill which provides an unusual landmark on the bay shoreline.

In recent years, Albany has reclaimed a former landfill area to turn it into the Eastshore State Park.

Albany CA homes

Albany homes for sale in the Berkeley Hills
near Albany Hill may have spectacular views
of the San Francisco Bay.

The Albany Unified School District provides public education within Albany California with three elementary schools, one middle or intermediate school, and one high school, Albany High School, well known in the Bay Area for its scholastic excellence.

Tilden Preparatory School and St. Mary’s College High School are two private schools also located in Albany.

With a convenient Bay Area location and an accent on education, family, and community, these Albany homes for sale have something for everyone!


Robert Lilley

Bob Lilley
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