Introduction to Albany, California
Albany, California, in Alameda county, is 1 mile NW of Berkeley, California and 5 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is considered part of the Oakland metropolitan area. Albany has a population of 16,444.
In 1908, a group of local women objected the dumping of Berkeley garbage in their community. They confronted the drivers of the wagon near what is now the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Buchanan Street. The local women told the drivers of the horse drawn garbage wagons to go home, which they did quickly and without objection. The inhabitants of the town voted to incorporate as the City of Ocean View, shortly thereafter. In 1909, voters changed the name of the city, mainly to differentiate the city from the adjacent section of Berkeley which had previously been named Ocean View. On a vote of 38 to 6, the city was renamed in honor of Albany, New York.
Albany and nearby Attractions
- Terrace Park
- Memorial Park
- Ocean View Park
- Opal Staniek Tot Lot
- Ohlone Greenway
- Albany Hill
Things To Do In Albany
The Albany community center is the focal point of various recreation activities in the city. It hosts numerous events, parties, receptions and meetings. The city has many parks which are great places to hang out with friends and family members during leisure time. There are also many good restaurants and cafes in the city.
Air Transportation is available from Metropolitan Oakland International airport.
Albany Higher Education
University Of California-Berkeley serves the city.