We are thinking of purchasing a home in Center Square in Albany. Can anyone provide me with their experiences living there?

Asked by Dm12219, 12210 Wed Mar 31, 2010

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Leasehostage, Renter, Center Square, Albany, NY
Sat Jun 30, 2012
Don't listen to realtors and brokers... Look at the crime stats below; they tell the real story. As a resident of Center Square anxiously waiting for my lease to expire, I know....
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Doug Bricker, , Albany, NY
Thu Aug 19, 2010
Center Square is considered the "SoHo" of Albany. There are great places to eat, shop and Washington Park is the most vibrant park in the city. The parking situation is a legitimate concern but a Resident Parking Permit plan is winding through State government and should be passed in the near future.

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Albany-permit-parking…

There are single family homes and also a large number of 2 family and multi-family homes in the neighborhood. Many of my past clients have used the income potential of a rental unit to offset the cost of their mortgage. Please let me know if you want more information on the area or the opportunities there. I can show you any home for sale and I also offer a $250 Courtesy Credit at closing for my Trulia clients!

Best of luck!



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Archie Maker, , Albany, NY
Wed Mar 31, 2010
True and true... the most walkable part of town, most restaurants, bars and shops per block. You get front and center for the Lark Fest street festival. Some of the coolest buildings in town too. Like Ryan says, parking is mainly on street with quite a few residents vying for it plus state employees in the area during the day. You may do well with a daily rhythm i.e. parking after work 6 PM but before 8 PM.
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Ryan Walley, Agent, Williamsville, NY
Wed Mar 31, 2010
I used to live there - born and raised in Albany but I live in Buffalo now. My father is actually selling his house in Center Square - It will be listing within the next two weeks. Its a great area with quite a bit to do. Parking is always an adventure!

Contact me directly through Trulia above in my profile and I will give you the low-down on the neighborhood, as well as the house, if its something you would like to consider and possibly see before other showings. My cell phone should be there but email me and I'll provide it to you!
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