About The Capital Region
The Capital Region is truly a unique place to live and work. Located at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, in close proximity to the Adirondack and Catskill mountains, the area offers history, natural beauty and easy access to outdoor life. The area is home to more than 15 private and state colleges. In addition, the Capital Region has an array of sports teams, critically acclaimed arts & entertainment venues, as well as the renowned Saratoga Race Course.
Interesting Facts About Albany &The Capital Region
The greater Capital District area has a population of 1,147,850, making it the third largest metropolitan area in New York State, and aside from New York City CSA, the only area that has shown any population growth.
3rd Best Place In The Country
Forbes ranked Albany-Schenectady-Troy as the third best place in the country with the best education and named Albany a Top IQ Campus as part of its 150 Places to Live Rich. (2005)
Small Times magazine ranked University at Albany 's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as the best in the country for micro and nanotechnology. The school was tops in education, facilities and industry outreach. (2006)
A Healthy Place To Live
Albany-Schenectady-Troy is one of the healthiest communities in the nation according to Self Magazine. (2009)
MSN Money named Albany-Schenectady-Troy as the seventh fastest-growing region that is still cheap. (2005)
If you'd like to learn more about the Capital Region and all it has to offer, you can visit the Albany, An Amazing Discovery Website. The website offers information on the area as well as dining, outdoor adventures, colleges and so much more!