This 400 year-old Capital City is located on the banks of the Hudson River, just south of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY. Originally established as a 17th century Dutch trading post, Albany is now the anchor of New York’s Tech Valley, home to major businesses, government offices and universities, as well as award-winning restaurants, shopping, museums, parks, performing arts centers and so much more.
Downtown Albany Historic District
From its founding in the 17th century, Downtown has always been the center of Albany. Today, the 19-block area is a designated Historic District, which radiates outward from the intersection of State Street and North and South Pearl Streets – the very corner on which Abraxas apartments is located.
Stroll along Downtown Albany’s cobblestone streets to discover some of America’s earliest history, or over to Broadway, where the State University of New York (SUNY) rises like a gothic castle, complete with spires and turrets. Head up the hill to the Capitol, then across State Street to Empire State Plaza and the Egg, a uniquely designed, ultra-modern performing arts center that offers a stark contrast to the many historic buildings and skyscrapers that surround it.
Things to Do Close to Your Apartment in Albany
You’ll also find live entertainment at the Palace Theater on Clinton Avenue, and sporting events and concerts at the Times Union Center. Before the show, grab a drink or a bite to eat at one of the many public houses, beer halls and restaurants within walking distance of 90 State Street.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of parks and recreation. Enjoy hiking and running trails, as well as the Mohawk-Hudson River bike trail in the Corning City Preserve. Located on the Hudson River, the park also features a boat launch and amphitheater.
Newest Urban Residences
The Abraxas apartments are located in the heart of Downtown Albany, yet they still offer residents a welcome escape from hurried metropolitan life. Rising fifteen stories above State Street, our apartments in Albany feature spacious floor plans, state-of-the-art design, and spectacular views of Downtown Albany. To experience Abraxas for yourself, schedule a tour or call (518) 407-0020.