The main shopping street is Solano Avenue, which goes up the hill into Berkeley's Thousand Oaks neighborhood.
A builder by the name of Mc Gregor built a lot of homes in Albany. They're characterized by large, distinctive, living room windows, interesting fireplaces, and split level design (with the bedrooms over the garage).
The distinctive hill on the west side of Albany is the real "el cerrito" (little hill) in spanish. The city of El Cerrito is the next town north.
Gambling buffs will enjoy visiting Golden Gate Fields, just west of I-80
Albany has one of the highest rated school districts in the East Bay. When everyone was clamoring to buy an Albany home I coined the phrase "Albanian Pavlovians" - buyers who salivate at the thought of new homes on the market.
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|Library & Bookstores|
|Albany Library||1247 Marin Ave||Albany||94706||510-526-3720|
|Footlights Theatrical Bookstore||1322 Solano||Albany||94706||510-526-5065|
|The Ross Valley Book Co||1407 Solano Ave||Albany||94706||510-526-6400|
|MC Newburn Books||950 San Pablo Ave||Albany||94706||510-524-1370|
|Key Shack Locksmiths||1089 San Pablo Ave||Albany||94706||510-524-8609|
|Movie Theaters, Theaters & Video|
|Albany||1115 Solano Ave||Albany||94706||510-524-5656|
|Blockbuster Video||505 San Pablo Ave||Albany||94706||510-528-1584|
|Parks & Recreation|
|Albany Swimming Pool||1311 Portland Ave||Albany||94706||510-559-6640|
|Albany Veterans Memorial Park||1325 Portland Ave||Albany||94706||510-525-9316|
|Albany Hill||Belmont and Lassen||Albany||94706|
|Memorial Park||Portland and Carmel||Albany||94706|
|YMCA-Albany||921 Kains Ave||Albany||94706||510-525-1130|
|Cafes & Restaurants|
|The Pub||1492 Solano Ave||Albany||94706||510-525-1900|
|Grace Baking||1127 Solano Ave||Albany||94706||510-525-0953|
|Cafe Crayon||1309 Solano Ave||Albany||94706||510-527-4475|
|Mangia Mangia||755 San Pablo Ave||Albany||94706||510-526-9700|
|Cugini Wood Baked Pizza||1556 Solano Ave||Albany||94706||510-558-9000|
|Danang Vietnam Restaurant Thai||905 San Pablo Ave||Albany||94706||510-524-6837|
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If you're planning to buy or sell a home, we'd appreciate the opportunity to show you how you'll benefit from our services. And, if you know a friend, neighbor, or family member who is buying, selling, or relocating anywhere in the United States, we'll be happy to check our extensive database of highly qualified Realtors and refer you to a great local Realtor.
|Ira & Carol Serkes & Nolo Press' "How To Buy A House In California"||Ira Serkes, GRI, CRS - Certified Residential Specialist, co-author of Nolo Press' "How To Buy A House In California," and Carol Serkes, GRI, CRS, are Realtors with the RE/MAX Real Estate network.
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