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Living in Albany Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

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What is Living in Albany Oregon Like?

Are you thinking of moving to Albany, Oregon? Or are you living in Albany, Oregon, and want more information about this great town? If so, read on to discover how great living in Albany, Oregon, could be!


Albany is a town rich in history, boasting more than 700 historic buildings, from colorful Queen Anne Victorian homes to Craftsman-style bungalows. The city has four historic districts, Albany Municipal AirportMonteith Historic DistrictHackleman Historic District, and the Albany Downtown Commercial Historic District, as well as eight picturesque covered bridges, built in the 1930s, located in and around Albany.

Today Albany has a population of just under 58,000 and is the 11th largest city in the State of Oregon. This farming and manufacturing dominant city sits just east of Corvallis and south of Salem, in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  


Located at the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette Rivers, Albany is well suited for water recreation and outdoor activities. The town offers over 30 city parks to its residents and visitors with amenities such as playgrounds, a skate park, disc golf courses, sports fields, and boat ramps. There are several state parks and Forest lands, all freely open to the public in the area as well. If visiting or living in Albany, Oregon, you're a short drive from snow skiing, beach combing, fishing, hunting, hiking, sailing, and water skiing. But that's not all. This friendly city is also home to museums, antique shops, a colorful carousel studio, and some of the Valley's best brews.  


The many annual events, including the Northwest Art and Air Festival, River Rhythms, Summer Sounds, Veteran's Day Parade, Albany Upstairs Downtown Wine Walk, and the Craft Brew Smackdown, allow those living in Albany, Oregon, a chance to come together as a community and are a part of what makes living in Albany, Oregon, so special.

To meet our moving to Albany, Oregon, team and some living in Albany FAQs, keep reading!

Living in Albany Oregon Tips/Info/FAQs

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The Moving to Albany Team

Our team of trusted professionals would love to help you move to Albany, Oregon.  With their real estate and lending experience they can help make relocating to Albany, Oregon, easy and stress-free for you.  Reach out to them today to help make moving to and living in Albany, Oregon, a reality. To get added to Listing Alert and get alerted when a home matching your criteria comes live on the market CLICK HERE. Need to sell a home before moving? CLICK HERE to sign up and receive a free market analysis to see what your home is worth.

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FAQs About Living in Albany Oregon

What is Albany Known for?

Albany is well known for its rich history. With several residential neighborhoods and the downtown commercial district on the National Register of Historic Places, Albany has the greatest variety of historic housing styles in Oregon.

What is the cost of living in Albany, Oregon, like?

The overall cost of living in Albany, Oregon, is about 10% lower than the state and national average. Rent is about 10% less than the national average, and home prices are about the same as the national average. So overall living in Albany, Oregon, is pretty affordable compared to other towns in Oregon.

What is there to do living in Albany, Oregon?

There is a ton of outdoor recreation in and around Albany. With the rivers, parks, beach, and mountains, all close by, you'll keep very busy living in Albany, Oregon.

What cities are nearby Albany?

Living in Albany, Oregon, you're in the heart of the Willamette Valley and close to several cities. Corvallis, home of Oregon State University, is just 11 miles away. Lebanon - 15 miles, Salem - 24 miles, Eugene - 44 miles, and Portland - 70 miles. Living in Albany and want to head to the beach? Newport is just 60 miles away, and Lincoln City is 74 miles away.

What is the weather like in Albany?

Living in Albany, Oregon, you can expect pretty stereotypical Northwest weather. You'll find a temperature range from an average low of 36 degrees to an average high of 86 degrees over the course of the year living in Albany, Oregon. Albany receives, on average, 43 inches of rainfall throughout the year, raining on average 153 days. The 157 days of sunshine are pretty special for those living in Albany, Oregon.


What is it like living in Albany Oregon?

Albany is an easygoing town with a moderate to low crime rate. This family-friendly town offers a variety of local shops, a small city center for entertainment, and some of the valley's best brews. With an abundance of outdoor activities in and around the city, Albany is a great place to live and stay active!

I want to relocate to Albany, Oregon.  How do I make it happen?

You've come to the right spot if you're thinking of moving to Albany, Oregon. We've compiled a ton of information on this website about moving to Albany, Oregon, and living in Albany, Oregon, We've also assembled a broad group of locals and professionals in our Facebook Group > Moving to Oregon, to help answer any questions you might have. They can fill you in on what living in Albany, Oregon, is like. If you're looking to buy a home in Albany, getting pre-approved for a mortgage should be your first step. For Mortgage Info, contact me. I would love to tell you more about what living in Albany, Oregon, is like and help with your mortgage if you decide to purchase a home.


If you're considering a move to Albany, Oregon, you'll find that real estate is affordable, the community atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and there are plenty of amenities and beautiful scenery surrounding you. Living in Albany, Oregon, has something for everyone, so don't miss out on the chance to call it home.

For FAQs about moving to Oregon or living in Oregon, check out my blog, 31 FAQs About Living in Oregon. For more information about living in Oregon, check out the homepage of LIVING IN OREGON.

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