Albany, OR Real Estate, Albany Area and Community Information
History of Albany OR Real Estate
Covered wagons rushed into this area from 1850 to 1855 in search of free land promised to them under the Donation Land Claim Act. Any white male was allowed 320 acres. Families could claim 640 acres. Several of the citizens moved further west during the gold rush. They came home with their new found fortunes which started a new era for Albany Properties.
In 1847 the Morteith brothers purchased a claim, and they laid out plans for a town. The first frame house was built in 1849. The town was named Albany. It became a hub for transportation. The California Stage Coach Company made the city their home base in 1860. Steamboats further enhanced Albany’s prosperity, and the railroad chugged through in 1871. Albany became an industrial area with numerous mills and factories. The construction of Albany College, known today as the Lewis and Clark College, created a new demand for Albany Real Estate. A complete history of Real Estate in Albany can be found at the city of Albany website.
Parks and Recreation
The Albany Homes for sale have the added benefit of being located near many neighborhood parks. Here the Albany Home Buyer can enjoy playgrounds, picnic areas, and a wide range of sporting activities. As your Albany Realtor, I can share my knowledge of many aspects of the community including neighborhood parks and a map of area trails.
The Albany Community Garden is close to many Albany Homes. Here families can plant and grow their own food. Individual sites, a children’s garden, and a communal herb garden are available. To become involved, call the Albany Parks and Recreational Department at 541-917-7777.
East Thornton Lake Natural Area is a plot of land near Albany OR Homes that is set aside to preserve the wildlife and vegetation. Visitors can walk the trails, have picnics, or make use of the pavilion and playground. The ETLNA needs volunteers. To help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-917-7769.
Attractions and Activities
The Albany Historic Carousel and Museum provides fun for all. The restored carousel has 52 hand carved animals, and it is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. On Wednesday evenings they stay open later. Go to Albany Historic Carousel for details.
Childer’s Raspberry Farm is where the entire family can go to pick fresh berries seasonally. Email Lonniechilders@msn.com or visit Childer’s Raspberry Farm for hours and dates.
Both the Hackleman and Monteith District near Homes for sale in Albany are historic districts with interesting architecture. The latter has many Queen Ann buildings. Go to www.tripadvisor.com to discover these and other walking areas.
Your Albany Real Estate Agent, I can point out the many annual events that residents look forward to. A calendar of events can be found at www.cityofalbany.net/calendar. The Veteran’s Day Parade in November brings people from all over. Visit Albany's Veterans Day Parade for information. Summers bring events such as the River Rhythms and Monday Nights at Monteith and the Northwest Art and Air Festival where food, crafts and music are the big draw.