The Upstate region includes most of the land area of the state of New York , but a minority of the state’s population. Major cities in Upstate New York from east to west include Albany , Utica, Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo.
Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and approximately 135 miles (220 km) north of New York City. Albany is known for its rich history, commerce, culture, architecture, and institutions of higher education.
When Henry Hudson arrived in 1609, the area was already home to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and the Dutch had established a trading post. In 1797, Albany became the official capital of New York State. Since then, Albany has been a center for banking, railroads, and international trade.
Albany is a great place to live if you like four seasons of weather, Albany has many good colleges within eight miles or so and three good colleges within the city limits. Many students who come to Albany to go to school decide it is a great place to live and raise a family.
Albany , New York’s cost of living is 9% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area.
Albany is pretty boring by itself but there’s definitely fun things going on in Troy and Saratoga Springs. Lark Fest in Albany is a big local attraction.
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Ultimately the capital was moved to a newly created city, Washington. New York should not be the capital of the country for the simple reason that the city is already a major commercial center, and has been for the entire existence of the US.
In Latin Baby Names the meaning of the name Albany is : From Albanus meaning ‘of Alba’, the ancient Latin city Alba Longa, whose name derives from albus meaning white. St Alban was Britain’s first martyr.