Discover the Capital Region
Community Care Physicians’ primary service area is within the Capital Region, which includes the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady. Nearly 850,000 people live in the four-county metro, and 1.1 million in the greater Capital Region. We are located in the middle of a rich marketplace - 150 miles north of New York City, 165 miles west of Boston, and 215 miles south of Montreal.
Empire State Plaza
Saratoga Race Course
You don’t have to travel far to experience the benefits of the region. Many people love it here because of the four distinct seasons and its unique beauty. Albany, the State Capitol, has much to offer residents, like the Times Union Center, Albany Capital Center, Palace Theatre for entertainment and sporting events; shopping centers; the Empire State Plaza, which consists of the Corning Tower, the tallest building in NY outside of New York City; the NYS Museum; and the performing arts center known as the Egg, whose recognizable architecture helps identify the building. The Plaza is the site of health fairs, food trucks, trade shows, craft shows, art collections and cultural celebrations. Downtown’s Lark Street offers unique shopping, restaurants and brownstone “city living”.
Once you step outside the Albany lines, there is even more to enjoy, including the vibrant restaurant scene of Troy; performances at Troy Savings Music Hall, Proctors Theatre, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center; America’s oldest and most popular thoroughbred racecourse in Saratoga Springs; golf courses; arts districts; historical sights; and farmers markets. There are also plenty of options for outdoor adventures like skiing, boating, fishing, and hiking in the Adirondack State Park and Catskills.
The Capital Region also has craft breweries and distilleries pouring in, with more than 70 craft breweries right in the Capital Region, including Browns Brewing Co., Schmaltz Brewing Co, Druthers, Nine Pin Cider, C. H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station, Albany Distilling Company, Inc, to name a few.
Albany Tulip Festival
Wolferts Roost Country Club
Beyond entertainment, the Capital Region is a great place to plant roots and raise a family. We are fortunate to have a strong school system, including public, private and charter school options, and more than 20 prestigious colleges and universities located in the immediate area.
There is a strong regional economy that includes healthcare, higher education, energy, nanotechnology, chip fabrication, and manufacturing. The Capital District has been dubbed “Tech Valley” in recognition of the technology companies who have moved to the region. It’s the home of hundreds of technology firms, including IBM, General Electric, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) semiconductor chip fabrication facility. Moreover, the University at Albany is devoted to nanotechnology through its College of Science and Engineering, the first college devoted to this discipline. The growth of technology in this area continues to accelerate.
Getting from one place to another is easy from Albany. The Albany International Airport is the major airport in the Capital District. There is also an Amtrack train station in Rensselaer, which has both local and express services to New York City. Driving is made simple with the New York State Thruway, the Adirondack Northway and the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Come and experience what the Capital Region has to offer - there truly is something for everyone!