Albany, California
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.

Herb Caen's Column
Ever heard of "Albanian Pavlovians"? The term was invented by Ira Serkes, demon East Bay salesman, who writes in the Multiple Listing Service that, "Iıve got clients who salivate at Albany Listings. Theyıve got the cash so Iıll be there in a flash!" Smart boy, that Ira, He's going places.

Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle

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Albany, California

Albany, California

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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We Value Your Business And Appreciate Your Referrals
Almost all our clients have been referred to us by their friends, family, local neighborhood Realtor, or found us on the Internet. One of the nice benefits of a referral based business is that we get to work with people who are motivated, financially qualified, highly educated, decisive, pleasant, and have interesting backgrounds (one client won a Gold medal at the Olympics). What's particularly rewarding is how many of our buyers and sellers have become friends.

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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