Turns out that Albany has been picked as one of the best places to live in the US. Crazy right? Though most people from the area like to call it Smallbany the US News has us ranked in the Top 40 cities to live in.
How did they come up with their choices? The US News takes info from very trusted resources like the US Census Bureau, the FBI and the Dept of Labor. As for a little explanation as to why Albany made it into the Top 40? US News says that we don't have the crowds or cost of a major metro area. Oh and Albany has an "old world apeal to it". Even better is that Albany's average income is higher than the national average salary. Another added bonus is that there are many tight knit, family orientated neighborhoods.
I personally think it's because we have The Egg but I might be alone in that thinking.