The Convenient Community Surrounding Shaker Run

Shaker Run - Tuesday, October 13, 2015


We know what you might be thinking, “I live in a spacious apartment with a designer kitchen and have access to a two-story Clubhouse, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, rec room, swimming pool, tennis courts and basketball courts. Why on earth would I ever want to step outside of this amazing and friendly community?

But know that we encourage you to venture beyond our sprawling thirty acres and reap the benefits our convenient location has to offer. While we cant mention everything there is to do in this happening and desirable neighborhood, here is an overview:

Travel

The Albany Airport is a mere ten minutes from Shaker Run and offers direct flights to numerous national and international destinations. So if you wake up in the morning longing for Parisian landscape, you could take a quick hop over to Albany Airport and be gazing at the Eiffel Tower in no time.

Shopping

There are really too many shopping options to list them all. Wolf Road and Central Avenue alone are home to an abundance of shops. Here are some highlights:

•     Pier One Imports – 120 Wolf Road

•     Toys RUs – 38 Wolf Road

•     Kohls – 1814 Central Avenue

If you prefer the one-stop shopping of a mall, then youll definitely want to check out Colonie Center. Located at 131 Colonie Center, this mall is just a stones throw away from Shaker Run, and has just about anything you desire contained under one roof. Dining options include The Cheesecake Factory, Moes Southwest Grill, and Five Guys. And, of course, there are plenty of stores such as L.L. Bean, Gap, Macys, and Champs Sports. Theres even an optical center and a post office!

Food

There are many dining and grocery shopping choices right outside your door!

Markets

•     Hannaford – 96 Wolf Road

•     Trader Joes – 79 Wolf Road

•     Whole Foods – 1425 Central Avenue

Restaurants

•     Buca di Beppo – 44 Wolf Road

•     Chilis – 60 Wolf Road

•     Outback Steakhouse – 145 Wolf Road (Wolf Road Shoppers Park)

•     Smokey Bones 1557 Central Avenue

•     Professor Javas Coffee – 217 Wolf Road

Banking

While living at Shaker Run, you wont have to travel far for your banking needs. These are just a few of the nearby banks:

•     Bank of America – 133 Wolf Road

•     Citizens Bank – 96 Wolf Road

•     M&T Bank – 125 Wolf Road

•     Trustco Bank – 372 Northern Boulevard

Things to Do:

Whether youre in the mood to go to a rock concert or hit a running trail, there is always something fun to do nearby. Heres a quick list of ideas:

•     Palace Theater - Just a quick drive to downtown Albany, this historic venue offers various events, such as comedy acts, concerts, and movies. Click here for more info.

•     Times Union Center - This large indoor arena is located on Pearl Street in Albany and hosts big events from NBA games and local hockey games to rock concerts and Disney on Ice. Click here for more info.

•     Regal Colonie Center Theater - In the mood for a quiet night? Head over to Colonie Center and take in a movie.

•     New York State Museum - If youre looking for some culture, this museum is worth a visit. It can be found on Madison Avenue, on the south side of the Empire State Plaza.

•     The Crossings of Colonie - Colonies largest public park sits on 130 acres and features bike and running trails, a 3-acre koi pond, a playground, an aquatic center, and basketball courts. It also hosts some really cool festivals and farmers markets. Learn more here!

Contact us today to discuss getting you into your very own apartment at Shaker Run so you can take in all that the area has to offer!

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