Located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Albany has been coined the “All-American City” featuring small town charm, historical buildings, museums and art galleries. Albany beautifully blends past and present in its architectural styles. The community, with more than 50,000 residents, preserves its natural beauty in city parklands and rural neighborhoods. With one of the largest and most varied collections of historic buildings and residences in Oregon, Albany prides itself on its historic preservation and commitment to responsible development.

Residents can enjoy community concerts downtown along the banks of the Willamette River, taste test microbrews at local breweries, or spend the day browsing through antique shops. Close proximity to the city of Portland, the Oregon coast and the Cascade Mountains make it possible for residents to enjoy a variety of pastimes.

Skiing, fishing, beachcombing, bike riding, hiking and many other recreational opportunities are readily available. Activities such as collegiate and professional sporting events, theatrical and musical presentations, lectures, and art galleries are found year-round.

Samaritan Albany General Hospital

Providing care for area residents since 1924, the hospital is a 79-bed acute care facility and health center providing medical services to the greater Albany area. There are 165 physicians, more than 600 employees and 150 active volunteers, all focused on serving the health needs of the community.

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  • Population: 50,158 (2010)
  • Named after Albany, New York
  • Median household income: $45,390 (2009)