Welcome to Albany

A spirited community on the shores of San Francisco Bay.

Located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, the small, hillside city of Albany is home to a diverse community of 20,000 residents and proudly maintains its close-knit ambiance. A leader in sustainable and healthy practices, Albany continues to make positive choices for community members and features dozens of parks, fitness centers, and farmers' markets. The area is primarily made up of single-family homes and businesses, and the schools are frequently listed as high-achieving, with some of the best scores in the state of California.

Nearby Cities You’ll Love

  • El Cerrito: A bright residential community with ample opportunities for getting a breath of fresh air at the numerous regional parks to peruse the luxury shopping mall. With easy accessibility to two BART stations, El Cerrito is ideal for on-the-go living. 
  • Kensington: With panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge, this community feels like an idyllic retreat away from bustling city life. It’s one of the most educated communities in the United States and is the perfect location for young professionals, families, and students.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Albany sports numerous incredible opportunities for grabbing a bite to eat or spending time with friends out and about. You can enjoy a dazzling menu of culinary delights, whether you’re digging into the flavors of Peru at El Mono, savoring Himalayan fares at Zomsa, or trying Thai Food & Tapas for a fusion frenzy.

Things to Do

When you’re in Albany, you’ll always have something new to explore. In the summer, cool off at Albany Aquatic Center. On the weekend in El Cerrito, grab the popcorn and catch a movie at Cerrito Theater or slide into a pair of hiking boots and head to the 102-acre Hillside Natural Area. For local produce and artisanal goods, shop at the Kensington Farmers’ Market.


Albany students have many incredible academic opportunities available to them. A few of the area’s most renowned educational institutions include: 
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Work With Us

Kai Real Estate helps East Bay area homeowners navigate the complex process of buying or selling a home in a seamless, successful, enjoyable way. Our client-driven approach and unparalleled service have earned our team a place among the top 1% of East Bay realtors. With each home transaction, we lead with kindness, cultivate a culture of authenticity, and advocate for our clients with integrity. Whether you’re looking to craft a winning offer or attract the right buyer, we are here for you.

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