Whether you’re relocating for a new job in tech valley or for the high quality of life that the area offers, New York’s Capital Region will welcome you with open arms. Both friendly and affordable, Albany NY’s metro area is ranked #30 in the 100 Best Places to Live according to the U.S. News & World Report, and for good reason. Where else can you find all the attractions, entertainment, arts and culture of a big city, nestled between the Northeast’s most beautiful mountain ranges?

While close proximity to a metropolitan area is a huge advantage, we realize not everyone wants to live in the city proper. For those relocating to Upstate New York in search of something a bit more suburban, here’s a short list of the best Albany suburbs.

Where to Buy a Home

If you’re looking to buy a home in the Albany NY area, these communities offer competitive home prices and above average amenities.

Colonie NY

Arguably Albany’s best suburb, Colonie NY is often referred to as the “Crossroads of the Capital District”. Located just south of downtown Albany, Colonie provides easy access to major interstates and local routes, as well as the cities of Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. The centrally located and convenient Colonie is also home to the Albany International Airport and the shopping mecca of Colonie Center.

Latham NY

A small hamlet in the larger town of Colonie, Latham NY homes are especially popular among young professionals and growing families. Part of the North Colonie School District, Latham schools have one of the best city district school ratings in the Capital Region, and Shaker High is one of the best rated schools in the state of New York.

Guilderland NY

Guilderland offers quiet, residential neighborhoods with easy access to major interstates, employment, and entertainment. Located in New York’s tech valley, Guilderland NY is just southwest of downtown Albany’s employment district, and 30-minutes north of Malta and Saratoga Springs. Residents enjoy endless shopping at Crossgates Mall and dozens of other shopping centers and restaurants.

How to Find Homes for Sale in Colonie, Latham & Guilderland NY

If you are relocating to the Capital Region, it’s important to work with a local real estate agent who knows the market. With 2 branch offices in Guilderland and Latham, and more than 50 real estate agents in the Albany area, no one has more experience than CM Fox Real Estate. Our agents will educate you about the various Albany suburbs, help you select the right neighborhood for your needs, and show you homes for sale in Colonie, Latham, Guilderland and beyond.

Call (518) 861-7030 to speak with a real estate agent, or contact us online.