Albany's Neighborhoods

Additional information regarding Albany Neighborhood Associations can be found on the Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations website. The Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations, commonly known as the "CANA," is a nonpartisan federation of neighborhoods associations and related organizations that was founded in 1976. CANA is a federation of neighborhood associations, which have joined together to deal with broad issues that affect the quality of living in Albany. 

Arbor Hill

One of the first neighborhoods in Albany, the neighborhood’s rich past is illustrated in the spires of Saint Joseph’s Church, historic structures, and Ten Broeck Mansion. A diverse neighborhood enjoys parks, and a location adjacent to downtown and commercial offerings of Henry Johnson Boulevard. Please visit the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Association Facebook page for more information. 


The Beverwyck Neighborhood area is primarily a residential area serving a large and diverse group of people. While we do have a variety of small businesses operating on the periphery of our boundaries, our neighborhood is primarily comprised of long-standing homeowners, new home-owners, renters and students of the College of St. Rose and the State University at Albany. Our goal is to integrate the diversity of our neighborhood into an area which demonstrates the kind of quality of life that is attractive to potential new residents. Featuring quiet interior streets just steps away from the bustle of Central and Western Avenues, the neighborhood is also home to Albany Youth Soccer and the well utilized Beverwyck Park. Schools, homes and a few brick paved street reflect the history of the city. Please visit the Beverwyck Neighborhood Association Facebook Page

Buckingham Lake

The Buckingham Lake Neighborhood area surrounds beautiful Buckingham Pond Park within the area east of Route 85, south of Western Avenue West of S. Manning Blvd., North of Krumkill Rd and New Scotland Avenue. Residents live in mainly single family homes on treelined streets and enjoy the walking paths around the pond and the park itself. Please visit the Buckingham Lake Neighborhood Facebook page for more information.

Buckingham Pond/Crestwood  

Residents enjoy the hiking path, ducks and geese at its centerpiece pond as well as easy walking distance to local amenities on New Scotland and Western Avenues.  Homes are primarily single family and located on tree-lined streets, some with medians. Campus So named for its proximity to the SUNY Albany campus, this quiet neighborhood features predominantly single-family homes and easy access to the many local services on Western Avenue. Please visit the Buckingham Pond/Crestwood Neighborhood Association Facebook page for more information. 

Center Square

Located in the heart of Albany directly adjacent to downtown, the neighborhood features a diverse mix of residents, Lark Street unique shops and galleries, and restored historic homes. Please visit the Center Square Neighborhood Association website

Delaware Avenue 

A vibrant and eclectic community, Delaware Avenue features a movie theater, restaurants and bistros and many local services. Normanskill Farm and the Hackett Bike trail are two prized amenities for neighborhood residents. Please visit the Delaware Neighborhood Association Facebook Page


Tucked away in the westernmost part of the City, the neighborhood has a distinctly suburban feel.  Minutes away are a major shopping center and many large commercial stores. 

Eagle Hill 

The Eagle Hill Neighborhood of Albany, NY is a multi-generational, multi-cultural, and ethnically diverse neighborhood, where people take pride in their homes and their property. This is a close-knit neighborhood where people put down roots, with some families having lived here for generations. Please visit the Eagle Hill Neighborhood Association website


The Helderberg Neighborhood Association represents the residents, businesses and resources From Academy Rd. to Manning Blvd., New Scotland Ave. to Hackett Blvd.. Please visit the Helderberg Neighborhood Association website.           


The Albany’s Hudson/ Park is known for its convenience, cultural diversity and neighborly interaction. These characteristics stand out in this area and are the main reason why residents are attracted to this neighborhood. It is located between Washington Park,  Lincoln Park and the Empire State Plaza. Please visit the Hudson/Park website.   

Krank Park 

Manning Boulevard

Established in the early 1970's, the Manning Boulevard Neighborhood Association encompasses the area on both sides of Manning Boulevard between Washington and Western Avenues. Please visit the Manning Boulevard Neighborhood Association website for more information. 


With the Empire State Plaza as a backdrop, the neighborhood features historic Victorian row houses, some of the City’s most popular, distinctive restaurants, a diverse artistic community and a quick walk to all that downtown offers. Please visit the Mansion Neighborhood Association website 



Mount Hope 

New Scotland / Woodlawn

Tree lined streets, sidewalks, tight knit community, and local services such as a hospital, specialty and retail shops and the Capital Hills Golf Course are a few of many attractions to the neighborhood.  Normanskill Deriving its name from Norman’s Creek, Normanskill is a residential community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the City. Large lawns, trees and location right off of New Scotland Avenue area few of many amenities of the neighborhood. North Albany / Shaker Park A tight knit community with an Irish past, the neighborhood enjoys a golf course, Sacred Heart Park, Hackett Park, and will soon host a brand new YMCA facility. Housing styles are typically a mixture of single family and duplexes. Park South Tucked between the growing University Heights and Washington Park, Park South features a mix of housing styles. Located close to services on New Scotland Avenue and downtown, getting anywhere quickly is easy. Please visit the New Scotland/Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Facebook page for more information.

North Albany 

North Albany originated as an all Irish neighborhood. Today, it is a diverse business and residential area that exists between Tivoli Street on the south and the Menands City Line on the north. It is also known as "Limerick USA" and holds an independent St. Patrick's Day Parade each year.

In the late 1940's, North Albany was home to many large industrial businesses such as Mid-City Park, Dearstyne Distributors, Niagara Mohawk Power co., Albany Felt Company and Bond Bread, as well as Hawkins Stadium, home to the Albany Senators. Businesses and residents alike have happily co-habited here for decades, with the residential units amounting to approximately 500 parcels.

In recent years, North Albany has gained new businesses, institutions and community organizations including: the renovated former Public School 20, renamed North Albany Academy, North Albany Library, North Albany YMCA, Huck Finn's Warehouse & More, and a large Capital District Community Garden. This is an ever-changing area that will see more new businesses in the near future. 

The North Albany Neighborhood Association was established several years ago and in recent years has worked collaboratively with residents, the Albany Police Department and other city officials on new and constructive ideas to keep the neighborhood a thriving community. The Association meets bimonthly at the North Albany American Legion Post 1610 bringing new information to its members and residents.   


A distinct neighborhood features mixed-use living where tennis courts, shops and courtyards are interspersed among historic owner and tenant occupied historic homes. The neighborhood is adjacent to downtown Albany and the waterfront. 

Pine Hills 

Pine Hills is a large, diverse, historic, and vibrant neighborhood. We have an exciting mix of families, homeowners, and college students with lots of things to see and do. Pine Hills Neighborhood Association (PHNA) is among the largest and oldest in Albany. Pine Hills is bordered by Washington Ave to the North; Lake Ave to the East; Woodlawn & Cortland to the South; and Manning Boulevard to the West. A movie theater, children’s theater, major grocery store, library, post office, Montessori and Pine Hills Elementary Schools, and pleasant architecture make the vibrant neighborhood of Pine Hills a distinct community within the city. Please visit the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association website

South End 

The South End is present in historic preserved brick row houses and Schuyler and Cherry Mansion, as well as newly reconstructed South Pearl Street and other new construction. Lincoln Park features the large scale Lincoln Pool, tennis courts and recreational space. Please visit the South End Neighborhood Association website. For more information on the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, please contact the Association's President, Mr. Dan Van Riper, at 434-1954. 

Upper Madison/Upper Washington 

A quiet residential neighborhood with tree lined streets and well maintained properties, the neighborhood offers much to families and those looking for a peaceful place to live close to recreation and commercial amenities. 

Washington Park

Washington Square

Washington Square Neighborhood Association (WSNA) is located in Mid-Town Albany and covers the area west of Henry Johnson Blvd to Quail Street and north of Washington Park to Bradford Street. Located within the WSNA are the YMCA, the old SUNYA campus, numerous houses of worship and Albany Fire Department Engine 1. We are a diverse community that mirrors the City of Albany population and we work on cleanliness, safety and other quality of life issues for our residents, visitors and those who work here. Our meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany at 405 Washington Avenue. Please visit the Washington Square Neighborhood Association Facebook page

West Hill 

Historic Architecture, the largest nature preserve in the City, ice skating rinks and parks all contribute to the unique character of West Hill. Please visit the West Hill Neighborhood Association Facebook page for more information.