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Old 08-29-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Default Thinking of moving upstate. School district important as we have 2 children (not school age yet).

Most of my family and friends live in the NY tristate area, but my husband and I are considering moving upstate, not more than 3 hours drive to NYC area. We currently live in Bay Shore, Long Island.

Reasons for moving:

1. We want a larger home and more land. We have less than a quarter acre in our current home.

2. We love nature. My husband enjoys skiing, snowtubing, snowmobiling and riding quads, to name a couple of things. I love gardening (fruit/vegetable) and we also will want space for keeping animals such as chickens, rabbits, dogs, a horse or two, etc, but not too many.

3. We want a safer, closer knit community that is friendly and look out for each other, that has a variety of things for families with kids to do, and enough families with kids lol.

My husband spent a lot of time upstate as his father had a second home around the Delhi area and so did I for a couple of years before his father passed away and the home was sold. We are considering anywhere that will match our criteria closest. I will be working out of home wherever we go (have a degree in English, and studying early childhood education), my husband works from home.

Looking for lots of land in a VERY walkable or at least biking friendly area, where I can step out the door and walk or bike to places if I wanted, instead of driving. Want somewhere that has some interesting places so that our out of town visitors will be entertained and enjoy activity beyond the home.

Looking for homes in the 250K - 325K range

Thanks!

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Old 08-29-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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Check out Delmar. Walkable areas in the Capital Region are VERY hard to find, unless you want to be downtown. The same goes for bike lanes and bike friendly areas...it is sad but the reality of upstate. Delmar is very family oriented with good schools and mostly walkable. Not sure if you'll find much land near the center of town, where there are sidewalks. You might want to consider Saratoga Springs too but that would put you 4+ hours from NYC. I hear Hudson is a nice town and much closer to NYC but I've never been there myself so you might want to check it out.
GL!
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:59 AM
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From what it sounds like, you want a nice, walkable village that is in more of a rural setting. Maybe something like Schuylerville, right around Ballston Spa, Cobleskill, Cambridge, Hoosick Falls, Voorheesville and maybe South Glens Falls.

If you look a bit further south, you might like New Paltz, Saugerties, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Valatie, Cairo and Coxsackie. There most likely some others as well.
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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Saugerties is great. You could easily find a home with a lot of land and there are a lot of nature trails and outdoor activities. Rhinebeck is also beautiful. A bit more epensive than Saugerties, but a wonderful town. I recommend those two.
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