With over 50,000 residents, Albany is the hub of Linn County. Seeking a home in a small town with a huge amount to offer? Albany is a great place to start your search. Downtown Albany is a National Historic District with over 700 historic buildings. The downtown district is not just a gem for architecture lovers— it also offers a variety of shops and activities, from jewelry stores, breweries and cafés to a dine-in movie theater and a newly renovated historic working carousel. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train even makes a stop in downtown Albany, connecting the city to points between Portland and Los Angeles, and beyond.
Outside of downtown, you will find big box retail shops just off of I-5, including Target, Walmart, Kohls and Costco. On the southern outskirts of town is Linn Benton Community College, a 2-year junior college offering more than 80 degrees and certificates.
Situated at the confluence of the Willamette and Calapooia Rivers, Albany has views galore of waterfront. And with over 30 city parks and 2 golf courses, residents have their pick of close-to-home outdoor areas. Not to mention how easy it is to explore the rest of the Willamette Valley and surrounding mountains from Albany’s central seat in the mid-Willamette. If you are looking for property in the mid-Willamette, your search is not complete until you have taken a look at all Albany has to offer!