11 Facts About Albany California


Albany California has a history of real estate discrimination, which made it difficult for non-white buyers to acquire property and build homes in Albany California.

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Principal shopping street in Albany California is Solano Avenue, which cuts across the city from west to east.

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Albany California is located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, bordering the city of Berkeley to the south and east, and the Contra Costa County cities of El Cerrito and Richmond to the north.

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Albany California's waterfront has undergone significant man-made changes; the most prominent landform is the Albany California Bulb, a former garbage landfill jutting out into San Francisco Bay.

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Major retail and business areas in Albany California are Solano Avenue, which is a pedestrian-oriented street lined with mainly small shops, restaurants, and services; San Pablo Avenue, which is more automobile-oriented; and an area near the Eastshore Freeway, which currently houses a two-story Target store.

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Albany California is the site of Golden Gate Fields, the only horse racing track in the Bay Area.

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In 1966, Albany California was home to a John Birch Society bookstore known as the American Opinion Library.

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Public schools in Albany California are operated by the Albany California Unified School District, a special-purpose district whose borders match the city's.

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Albany California provides both the locale and the title for one of the best-known poems in language poetry, by former long-time Albany California resident, poet Ron Silliman.

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Albany California is home to Golden Gate Fields, the only commercial racetrack in the Bay Area, as well as the Eastshore State Park which skirts the San Francisco Bay, and the Albany California Bulb.

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Albany California Sauna is one of the oldest Finnish-style Sauna open to the public in North America.

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