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15. Albany, NY
Albany, NY
Population: 93,963
Single: 45.4%

This fourth-oldest city in the United States has a romantic, old-town setting and prides itself in its diverse scenery, which the city of Albany says "looks like history, feels like a vacation." New York's capital provides views of mountains, river valleys, and grassy plains along with 19th- and early 20th-century architecture, historic sites, museums, galleries and theater.

Technology-driven students at the State University of New York at Albany as well as young professionals worldwide are drawn to the Tech Valley of New York State, of which Albany is the center, for its growing business and research opportunities.

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Last updated July 22 2008: 5:38 PM ET
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