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Established in 2010, Albany is an impressive luxury resort community located on the island of New Providence. The community is jointly owned by British billionaire Joe Lewis and professional golfers Ernie Els and Tiger Woods. All of them have residences within this community and can often be found enjoying the fairways. Els designed the 18-hole championship golf course himself, and the course is known for its challenging play and incredible views.
The community takes its name from Albany House, the elaborate Bahamian colonial, pink, beachfront manor at the heart of community. The impressive estate was once owned by French filmmaker Jean Chalopin and was featured in the James Bond film “Casino Royale.” This iconic house is just one of the many fine examples of architecture within this community.
Albany homes for sale tend to feature three to five bedrooms. Many of the houses within this community have designs created by master architects such as:
- Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman
- Morris Adjmi Architects
- HKS Architects
- Bjarke Ingels Group
These homes are ideal for large families, homeowners who like to entertain, and those who are interested in vacation homes.
Albany real estate opportunities range from spacious luxury houses to charming condos with a view. In total, there are approximately 325 residences in Albany. It is possible to invest in a property on the marina, a fully custom abode, or in an undeveloped lot where you can build your own dream house. If you’re looking to purchase a home that has already been built, you’ll find that there is a vast variety in architectural styles. Some houses embody the clean lines and pristine white color palette of Modernist building while others have a more decadent Colonial building style.
Albany Luxury Homes
New Providence Island is home to some of the most desirable communities in the Bahamas, and Albany certainly stands out as one of the finest in the area. Those who are looking to delight in a lavish lifestyle in the tropics will find exactly what they are looking for in an Albany luxury home.
On-site, residents will find a number of services make life in Albany, a true delight. These include:
- Top-notch spa
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Swimming pools
- Restaurants (fine-dining and casual)
- 71-Slip marina
- Children’s center
- Equestrian facilities
Living In Albany, New Providence
Playing host to some of the finest gated communities in the world, New Providence Island in the Bahamas offers home buyers a stable government, a favorable tax environment, and 21st-century services and security. The community of Albany has convenient access to banking, healthcare, and educational facilities as well as transportation, emergency, and home services.
As Albany was designed and constructed, the planners tried to build a community where residents could live comfortably, play in an incredible natural surrounding, and flourish at work. Albany’s 600 oceanfront acres are made all the more spectacular by the numerous sports and recreation facilities on the grounds. Everything from golf, to sailing, to horseback riding is only a short walk away in this community. Whether you’d love to play a good game of tennis or try your hand at boxing in the ring, you’ll find no shortage of activities worth exploring.
In addition to all of the luxuries within Albany’s grounds, a resident can also enjoy all of the perks of living on the island of New Providence. It is the most populous island in the Bahamas and is home to the capital city of Nassau. For those who want to treat their home in Albany as a vacation spot, they’ll find that Albany is in an ideal location because it is on the same island as the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
The city of Nassau is also home to a number of shops and services and a market where locals can find all of their daily needs. For a fun night out, locals can also explore the one of the many night clubs, bars, and restaurants in the downtown core.
Fishing enthusiasts will find that New Providence is a great place to explore tropical waters and reel in a fantastic catch of the day. Everything from blue marlin, to wahoo, to bonito, to blackfin tuna can be caught off of these shores.
To discover more about the nuances of the Albany real estate market and life in the Bahamas, connect with one of the experts at Island Living Real Estate. We’ll be happy to help you through every stage of your home purchase.