I live in the Ten Broeck Triangle. I have lived almost everywhere in Albany except for the South End and this neighborhood is by far the most diverse in every respect. We have everybody mixed together, from heads of State Agencies, to yuppies, to a few down and out people. Lots of homeowners and a few who have lived here 40 or 60 years! People really care about the neighborhood and watch out for each other.
I have 2 dogs and walk them at all hours and always feel safe. Before this I lived in S. Lake Ave by Albany Med and my car was seriously vandalized three times by college kids coming home drunk from the bars. If I came home late and had to park around the corner (parking is only bad two nights around here, not every night like down by Albany Med) I would feel unsafe.
By contrast, this neighborhood is both quiet and safe. It's at the bottom of Arbor Hill, not directly in West Hill.. Please don't be swayed by uninformed and bigoted people out there. This is a great neighborhood. As long as I live in Albany, I wouldn't live anywhere else. It's interesting and nice here.