Albany breaks in to the top 30 best cities in the country to live in comes in second in the state!

Candace

Last year the city of Albany made U.S. News and World Reports list of Top 100 U.S. Cities to Live coming at #36 and so far this year our little city has moved up another 6 spots coming in at #30.

According to the Albany Business Review the reason behind the jump this year is basically more jobs and lower housing prices. Apparently:

Albany area unemployment dropped to 4.1 from 4.5 percent.

The area also saw average housing costs drop at a time when costs are on the rise nationally.

Albany's average salary is also slightly higher than the national average.

Not only did Albany come in at #30 in the entire country but #2 in the state. Beating out New York city at #80, Rochester at #39, Buffalo at #33 and only coming in behind Syracuse which came in at #28.