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Student Accommodation Albany

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Map Pin1475 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206
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Student Housing Albany

It's simple to reserve student housing Albany with Casita. Albany is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the USA, so start your search for student accommodation there as soon as possible. With our housing experts at your disposal, finding your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation will be a breeze. Whether you are looking for single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, apartments, penthouses, quadruplets, or something else, one of our many Albany accommodation options can meet your needs. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Albany

Albany is the capital city of the state of New York, located in the northeastern region of the United States. With a population of approximately 98,000, it is the sixth-largest city in New York State. Albany is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River and is known for its rich history, cultural attractions, and political significance. The city played a crucial role in the American Revolution and is home to many museums and historic sites, including the New York State Museum and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Albany is also a thriving centre for higher education, with numerous colleges and universities located in the city, including the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Additionally, Albany is known for its vibrant downtown area, which features a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

Suburbs in Albany

Albany has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing Albany in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. The best suburbs in Albany include Washington Avenue and Park South.

Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue is a major thoroughfare located in the city of Albany, New York, in the United States. The avenue runs east-west and stretches for approximately five miles from the Hudson River to the city's western limits. It is a bustling commercial and residential corridor, featuring diverse businesses, restaurants, and shops. The western end of Washington Avenue is home to the University at Albany, the State University of New York, one of the state's largest public universities. The eastern end of the avenue is a popular destination for dining and nightlife, with various bars and restaurants in the area. Washington Avenue is also known for its proximity to several parks and outdoor recreational areas, including Washington Park, which is home to the annual Tulip Festival. This popular springtime event celebrates the city's Dutch heritage. Our accommodation options in this area include Block75.

Park South

Park South is a historic neighbourhood located in the city of Albany, New York, in the United States. It is situated just south of Washington Park, one of the city's largest and most popular public spaces. The Park South neighbourhood is known for its beautiful architecture, with many grand Victorian-era homes and apartment buildings lining its streets. The neighbourhood is also home to several important institutions, including Albany Medical Centre, one of the region's largest healthcare providers. In recent years, the Park South area has undergone a significant revitalization effort, with new businesses, restaurants, and residential developments springing up throughout the neighbourhood.

Cost of Living in Albany

The cost of living in Albany, USA, is generally considered to be moderate compared to other cities in the United States. However, rental prices in Albany can be relatively high, particularly in desirable neighbourhoods like Centre Square, Park South, and Pine Hills. According to recent data, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Albany is around $1,200 per month, while the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is around $1,500 per month. It's worth noting that rental prices can vary widely depending on the apartment's location, size, and quality.

Transportation in Albany

Albany’s transportation options vary, including public transit, taxis, rideshare services, biking, and walking. The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) operates a network of bus routes throughout Albany and the surrounding areas, with fares ranging from $1.50 to $2.00 per trip. Additionally, Amtrak trains stop at Albany-Rensselaer Station, providing service to major cities along the East Coast. Taxis and rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are also available in Albany. 

Biking is a popular mode of transportation in the city, with several dedicated bike lanes and bike share programmes available for residents and visitors. Walking is also a convenient option in many parts of Albany, particularly in the downtown area, which is known for its pedestrian-friendly streets and sidewalks.

Life in Albany

Life in Albany is marked by a combination of urban and suburban living, with a rich cultural heritage and a thriving arts scene. The city is home to a diverse population, with a mix of young professionals, families, and retirees. Albany is known for its excellent schools, affordable housing, and relatively low cost of living, making it an attractive place to live for many people. Albany residents enjoy access to various cultural and recreational activities, including museums, art galleries, parks, and outdoor festivals throughout the year. The city also has a strong food and drink culture, with a wide range of dining options, craft breweries, and local wineries.

Albany Attractions

There is much to see and do at Albany's notable tourist destinations and monuments, and attractions range from parks and open areas to museums and art galleries. You can find many things that can pique your interest in Albany! Additionally, Albany offers a variety of free activities for students.

Albany Institute of History & Art

The Albany Institute of History & Art is a museum in Albany dedicated to showcasing the history and culture of Albany and the greater Capital Region. Founded in 1791, it is one of the oldest museums in the United States. The museum's collections include over two million objects, including historical artefacts, works of art, and documents related to the history of the region. The Albany Institute of History & Art also hosts a variety of exhibits and events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, and family-friendly activities. One of the museum's most popular events is the annual Albany History Fair, which brings together local historians, artists, and performers to celebrate the city's rich history and culture.

Washington Park

Washington Park is a public park located in the heart of Albany. This 84-acre park features beautiful landscaping, walking paths, and playgrounds and is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. The park is home to several important cultural institutions, including the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Lakehouse Amphitheatre, and the Washington Park Playhouse. One of the park's most notable features is its tulip beds, planted each year for the Albany Tulip Festival, a popular event celebrating the city's Dutch heritage. The park also features several monuments and sculptures, including the Moses statue and the King Memorial Fountain. Throughout the year, Washington Park hosts a variety of events and activities, including concerts, festivals, and outdoor movies.

Empire State Plaza

Empire State Plaza is a sprawling government complex located in Albany, USA. The plaza was built in the 1960s as a part of Governor Nelson Rockefeller's plan to revitalise Albany's downtown area. The complex features a collection of state government buildings, as well as a variety of outdoor spaces for events and recreation. One of the most notable features of the plaza is the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection, which includes a wide range of modern art installations throughout the complex. Another iconic feature of the plaza is the Egg, a unique and distinctive performing arts centre symbolising Albany. The plaza is also home to a variety of restaurants and cafes, as well as the New York State Museum, which showcases the natural and cultural history of the state.

Universities in Albany

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Albany is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Albany near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

The State University of New York (SUNY)

  • One student accommodation option is available near the university.

  • Broadway Station - SUNY Plaza bus station is just a one-minute walk from the university.

  • Nearby places of interest: Crailo State Historic Site.

University at Albany

  • One accommodation option is available near the university.

  • Fuller Rd & Sandidge Way bus station is just two minutes from the university.

  • Nearby places of interest: Buckingham Lake Park.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Albany, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Abilene, Alhambra, Ann Arbor, Astoria, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Roug, Bellingham, Berkeley, Birmingham, Blacksburg, Bloomington, Boston, Boynton Beach, Brooklyn, California, Central, Champaign, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chicago, Clarksville, Clemson, College Park, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Conway, Denton, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, El Sobrante, Fayetteville, Fort Collins,Fullerton, Gainesville, Greenville, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kings County, Knoxville, Lafayette, Laramie, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey, Menlo Park, Mesquite, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mountain View, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Jonesboro, Natchitoches, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Norman, Oakland, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxford, Oxford - Ohio, Philadelphia, Pineville, Prairie Village, Providence, Queens County, Radford, Raleigh, Riverside, Rochester, Rock Hill, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Santa Monica, Springfield, St. Petersburg, State College, Statesboro, Stillwater, Storrs, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tyler, Waco, Washington, West Hollywood, West Lafayette, Wichita, Wichita Falls, Willington, Wilmington

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Albany student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Albany early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

Are there short-term stays in Albany?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Albany student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Albany?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Albany is around $1,200 per month for a one-bedroom apartment, while the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is around $1,500 per month. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.

How do I pay for my student room in Albany?

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Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!

Can I pay my Albany student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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