The Capital Region
The Capital Region of New York offers a variety of arts, entertainment,
excellent schools and colleges and outside activities. Located within a 2-4
hour drive of New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Vermont skiing, it is
perfectly situated to provide numerous cultural and entertainment options while
allowing for an affordable cost of living.
The Capital Region consists of a four county core:
Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga. Framed by the Adirondack
mountains to the north, the Catskills to the south and the Berkshires
to the east, the region's multi- centered development pattern is
supported by a first rate highway network and the availability of
convenient and affordable rail and public bus transportation to
Primary and Secondary Education
The area sports a wide variety of primary and post-secondary institutions giving
parents an unparalleled choice for their children's educational needs. From
rural to urban, traditional to magnet, public to private, the schools of the
Capital Region provide a diverse and exciting educational atmosphere.
The Capital Region is host to over 20 higher education institutions with ten of
those offering baccalaureate degrees and eight offering graduate level courses.
Albany also has a medical and law school and a school of pharmacy. Licensed
proprietary schools in insurance, travel, beauty culture, medical assisting and
radio and television broadcasting are also located in the region.
The Capital Region is alive with the performing arts. The area supports two
local symphonies and Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home
to the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. SPAC also hosts
several outdoor concerts and popular jazz and country music weekends. Theatres
in the region host Broadway shows, children's events and touring dance and
theatrical companies. There are also many museums including the Albany
Institute of History and Art, the New York State Museum, the Empire State
Aerosciences Museum, the National Museum of Dance, and several children's
Albany is home to professional minor league sports franchises including
the Tri-City Valley Cats (baseball ), the Albany River Rats (hockey),
and the Albany Attack (lacrosse). The University at Albany and Siena College
also offer the Capital Region several NCAA Division I athletic teams. In July
and August, nearby Saratoga Springs becomes "The Summer Place To Be" with world
class horse racing and all the events that surround it including the National
Racing Hall of Fame.
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