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Upper Washington Avenue is a neighborhood in northwest Albany, New York, within Albany County. It is situated just over three miles from the heart of the downtown area, or about six minutes away by car. As the name suggests, this community includes the area north of Washington Avenue. It extends north to Central Avenue/Highway 5, and its western and eastern boundaries are roughly Brevator Street and Roosevelt Street, respectively. Lincoln Avenue crosses the neighborhood from west to east. The zip code for the Upper Washington Avenue neighborhood is 12206.
For those who are looking for a peaceful residential neighborhood that is close to many city conveniences and attractions, Upper Washington Avenue is an ideal choice. The southern two-thirds of this quiet community consists of well-maintained residences on tree-lined streets. The majority of the residences are single-family homes, but some apartment complexes can also be found here. The northern third of the community is host to a few commercial buildings.
Westland Hills Park is a community park that falls partially within the neighborhood on the west. The portion within community bounds offers four tennis courts and a parking lot, but the park extends west to include several playing fields, playgrounds and some open space for games, sports or picnicking.
Upper Washington Avenue is less than two miles west of the University of Albany – SUNY Campus, the largest college or university campus in the city. Several additional higher education options can be found within a few miles southeast of the neighborhood, closer to the downtown area. These include the SUNY Albany Downtown Campus and The College of St. Rose.
Also in the downtown area, within minutes of Upper Washington Avenue, are several medical facilities, the state capitol, several city parks and cultural attractions like the Palace Theatre.