U.S. News & World Report says Albany is best place to live in NY

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Albany is the best place to live in New York state.

That’s according to rankings of 150 cities from "U.S. News & World Report."

New York’s capital city also came in as the 45th "Best Place to Live in the Country" and 56th "Best Place To Retire."

The rankings are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI, Department of Labor, and more.

"The region doesn’t have the crowds or costs of a major metro area, and Albany has an old-world appeal to it," said the publication.

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