The South End is approximately bounded on the north by Madison Avenue, on the south by the New York State Thruway and the Normans Kill, on the east by Route 787 and the Port of Albany, and on the west by Delaware Avenue.
The South End includes several smaller neighborhoods.
Map adapted from The Council of Albany Neighborhood Association (CANA)’s
“Neighborhood Associations of Albany NY” by Luke Gucker
Delaware Avenue is a main entrance to the city from the south, located southwest of the Empire State Plaza. Delaware Avenue is the western border of the South End.
A vibrant and eclectic community, Delaware Avenue features a movie theater, restaurants and bistros and many local services. Normanskill Farm and the Hackett Bike trail are two prized amenities for neighborhood residents.
The Lincoln Park neighborhood encompasses and surrounds the park by the same name. The area borders the Empire State Plaza/South Mall and the Governor’s Mansion (New York State Executive Mansion).
The park is a staple of the South End community, having historically held festivals, concerts, and parties. The annual NYS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance ends each year with a “Beloved Community March” that travels into Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, at the entrance to the park, and ends at the King Monument with the laying of a wreath.
For more information on the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, please contact LPNA President, Dan Van Riper, at (518) 434-1954.
The Second Avenue neighborhood surrounds Second Avenue, which runs from Delaware Avenue east downhill to South Pearl Street. This neighborhood is mostly residential and relies on Delaware Avenue for most retail services. Most of the side streets closer to Delaware Avenue are residential streets of single-family housing.
For more information on the Second Avenue Neighborhood Association please contact
Formerly the Groesbeckville Neighborhood, the South End is present in historic preserved brick row houses and Schuyler Mansion, as well as newly reconstructed South Pearl Street and other new construction. Lincoln Park features the large scale Lincoln Pool, tennis courts and recreational space.
The Mansion Neighborhood is one of Albany’s smallest, most historic, and cohesive neighborhoods. With the Empire State Plaza as a backdrop, the neighborhood features historic Victorian row houses, some of the City’s most popular, distinctive restaurants, a diverse artistic community and a quick walk to all that downtown offers.
The Pastures is a distinct neighborhood that features mixed-use living. Tennis courts, shops and courtyards are interspersed among historic homes that have a mix of owner- and tenant-occupied. The neighborhood is adjacent to downtown and the waterfront. The Pastures is bounded on the north by downtown, and on the west by the Mansion District.
For more information on the Historic Pastures Neighborhood Association please contact
Krank Park-Cherry Hill
The Krank Park neighborhood surrounds Krank Park and includes Historic Cherry Hill. It is sometimes referred to as Krank Park & Cherry Hill Neighborhoods.
Mount Hope is the neighborhood surrounding Mt. Hope Drive between Route 9W and South Pearl Street south of Route 787. The neighborhood primarily consists of townhouses, with some apartments.