The highly sought-after neighborhood of Memorial Park, as well as all the recreational opportunities it offers, lies on the eastern end of Albany. Neighborhood kids take swimming classes, play tennis, and participate in a variety of team sports including soccer and little league baseball. With parents and siblings cheering from the sidelines, there's a strong sense of community here. New moms especially like the toddler parks where their little ones can play with others their age. Memorial Park real estate consists of small 2-3 bedroom houses built in the 1920s through the 1940s and include Craftsmen bungalows, and Spanish- and English-style residences. Many are MacGregor homes, characterized by large, distinctive living room windows, interesting fireplaces, and split-level designs with bedrooms over the garage.
Local parent groups are actively involved in their children's education, ensuring that it meets the high standards of academic rigor and attention to diversity expected by Albany's multicultural and highly educated community.