Albany is ALL about the schools. From elementary to high school, this small East Bay community commands top real estate dollars because of their highly rated schools. Houses in Albany tend to be smaller, on smaller lots, but people love their tidy homes and well-tended gardens.
High walkability scores, terrific shopping, proximity to BART and freeways make Albany a terrific choice for commuters. Adjacent to Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Kensington, Albany is a very community oriented city with a small town feel.