Albany County NY Real Estate includes the urban areas of City of Albany, Colonie, Green Island, Guilderland, New Scotland, and Watervliet and the rural areas of Berne, Bethlehem, Coeymans, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo.
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The urban center of Albany provides jobs, recreation, and some of the best hospitals in upstate NY. The City of Albany is a cultural center with many performing arts venues at the architectural wonder know as “the egg”. But a large part of Albany County is rural. These areas are inhabited by individuals from the Albany urban areas seeking the rural life. They also attract second home owners and retirees from the more urban areas of New York.
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Albany County NY Real Estate History
The Capital District was first settled by the Dutch in the early 17th century and came under British control in 1664. Albany County was created on November 1, 1683 by New York Governor Thomas Dongan, and later confirmed on October 1, 1691.The act creating the county vaguely defined its territory “to containe the Towns of Albany, the Collony Rensselaerwyck, Schonecteda, and all the villages, neighborhoods, and Christian Plantaçons on the east side of Hudson River from Roelef’s Creek, and on the west side from Sawyer’s Creek (Saugerties) to the Sarraghtoga.”
The confirmation declared in 1691 was similar but omitted the Town of Albany, substituted “Mannor of Ranselaerswyck” for “Collony Rensselaerwyck”, and stated “to the uttermost end of Sarraghtoga” instead of just “to Sarraghtoga”. Livingston Manor was annexed to Albany County from Dutchess County in 1717. Albany’s boundaries were nailed down more specifically as various state statutes would add land to the county, or more commonly subtract land for the formation of new counties.
Albany has been the permanent capital of the state of New York since 1797. The Capital District is notable for many historical and industrial events, including the Battle of Saratoga and the Albany Plan of Union.
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Albany County NY real estate is bordered to the North by Schenectady and Saratoga Counties, to the east by Rensselaer County, to the south by Columbia and Greene Counties, and to the west by Schoharie County.
Major employers in the Albany area include the State of New York, General Electric, the U.S. Government, Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Care Service, Northeast Health, Verizon, the County of Albany, Stewart’s Ice Cream Company, KAPL, Inc., Key Corp., Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Albany City School District, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, the City of Albany and Seton Health System.
Many multinational corporations were founded in the Capital District including New York Central Railroad, American Express, General Electric, American Locomotive and International Paper.
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