Albany’s trifecta of entertainment, education and access makes it one of the absolute best neighborhoods in the Bay Area. Albany is located just off the I-80 corridor and borders Berkeley allowing for quick and easy access to San Francisco via car, BART and the Transbay Bus. Ideal location for a quick jaunt to Marin County over the Richmond Bridge or Lake Tahoe without any of the Bay Bridge traffic. Residents enjoy the wonderful shops, restaurants and amenities on Solano Ave. Albany is also home to some of the top-rated schools in the Bay Area. Real estate in Albany ranges from charming single family homes to highrise, oceanview condos. Parks and walking trails are dotted throughout the neighborhoods and you are never far from schools, shopping and restaurants in Albany. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the full slate of amenities offered at Albany Hill Park. Start your morning with a brisk hike through the eucalyptus tree-lines trail, and take in the occasional views of the San Francisco Bay or jump on the Bay Trail and enjoy incredible SF views while biking or walking. Although there are several fun events on the Albany event calendar, the Solano Avenue Stroll is an annual favorite of locals. Held on the 2nd Sunday of September, this festival features an annual theme color, a plethora of local/regional artisans, fantastic food vendors, a slew of entertainers, all tied into one eventful parade. Since 1974, the Solano Avenue Stroll has been a premier Bay Area parade, and something Albany residents can enjoy every year.