Looking for the ideal home in a charmed community? Did we mention that it comes with easy access to the ocean? Your Albany realtor at PHA Realty can help you find it! Located on the eastern coast of the San Francisco Bay, Albany, CA combines the appeal of a small city with all the conveniences of nearby San Francisco.
The city was first incorporated in 1908 as Ocean View. One year later, to avoid confusion with the Berkeley neighborhood of the same name, it was officially re-christened as Albany. This small and welcoming community of fewer than 20,000 residents is alive with shops, restaurants, award-winning schools, and popular annual events. Homes for sale in Albany offer an appealing mix of moderately priced condominiums and single-family homes.
Real estate here offers major advantages—convenient location just 20 minutes from San Francisco, with the city of Berkeley just to the south, plus options for city views, bay views, or both! To find homes of this quality calls for the highest quality realty service. Your Albany realtor at PHA Realty offers you the highest standards of market knowledge, negotiating skills, and customer satisfaction.
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Adorable, centrally located bungalow steps to Solano Avenue. Two bedrooms and one bath with jet tub and skylight. Bright, open plan kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast nook. Living room with gas fireplace with built-in shelving. Spacious rear deck with Heavenly Greens Synthetic turf in the backyard. small office behind one-car detached garage. Very Walkable and bikeable, steps to Solano Avenue shops, restaurants and Memorial Park.
Wonderful bungalow in move-in condition within easy distance to El Cerrito BART, Buses, and Solano Ave Shopping and Restaurants. Convenient access to FWY. Retains the beautiful features of the original house with detailed solid wooden doors, hardwood flooring, wonderful door knobs, and original trim around the doors and windows. Large lower level laundry room for extra storage, and adjoining attached garage for overflow. Recently painted
Major Fixer! Bring your hammer & vision and restore this stylish Albany home to its original charm. This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook, large laundry room, attached garage and generous backyard. Nestled between the Westbrae, North Berkeley and Solano Ave areas, this home is a walker's (walk score 73) and biker's (bike score 93) paradise. OH Sun 1/14 2-4pm.
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Albany CA Real Estate
Albany CA real estate includes a mix of condominium and townhouse properties as well as single-family homes. The condominiums are bright and airy, and these buildings often include a plethora of desirable amenities including pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, fitness rooms and more. Houses in Albany come in styles such as Craftsman, Mediterranean and California bungalows and include decks and backyards.
Many of these single-family homes are mature two to three bedroom properties that have been recently renovated to reveal modern new interiors. Many homes in Albany feature lovely views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. For the best views, consider homes in the Albany Hill neighborhood.
Albany, California Community Life
The community of Albany, California is home to several amenities, and Solano Avenue is at the hub of it all. This pedestrian-friendly street is home to many small shops, restaurants and local services. The second Sunday in September is a big day for the community— it is the annual Solano Avenue Stroll, a large street festival which draws in more than 250,000 visitors, more than 10 times the city’s population!
Families with little athletes will be pleased to know that the community has an established little league. Albany also is where the only horse racing track in the San Francisco Bay Area is found, Golden Gate Fields. Another unique attraction in the community is the Albany Bulb. Built on a former landfill, this park is an interesting mix of beachfront, urban art and handmade landmarks such as Mad Mark’s Castle. Popular with tourists, dog walkers and local explorers, this park is certainly like no other.
Schools in Albany, CA
Public schools in Albany, California are run by the Albany Unified School District, which includes traditional elementary, middle, and high schools, along with continuation and adult high schools. The public high school in Albany has been recognized as one of the best schools in the Bay Area, thanks to its academic excellence, high graduation rate, and enriching music programs. For those families who prefer private education, there is the Tilden Preparatory School and St. Mary’s College High School.
If you’re interesting in buying or selling homes in Albany, please give us a call at 877-878-4098 or send an email. At PHA Realty, we’re happy to help you choose the perfect neighborhood and home that will suit you and your family in any of the California cities we proudly service.