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Old 05-08-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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But many people seem committed to closing some of that gap. The proximity to the ocean (and much more comfortable beaches for swimming compared to the Boston area) is a major draw of Rhode Island in general.
Plus Newport RI and some tasty Portuguese food, I would imagine.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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Plattsburgh is appealing based on location, location, location. I've considered living there myself as its so close to Montreal (one of my favorite cities), with a beautiful location on the Lake, a short and scenic ferry ride away from Burlington, and close to mountain recreation in the Adirondacks and great skiing and winter sports at Lake Placid/Whiteface. The city itself though not bad is not that great either. Its got a couple of blocks downtown of semi vibrant activity. There use to be a fairly large air force base there but that's mostly gone now and employment opportunities are very limited in the area.
It is a nice little town. Boy, does it feel slow, though. True, it's got Lake Champlain right there, and both the Adirondacks and Montreal are nearby. People are really down to earth in Plattsburgh NY. However, Burlington is both more scenic and seems to have more going on, as well as a more picturesque and pedestrian-friendly downtown.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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It is a nice little town. Boy, does it feel slow, though. True, it's got Lake Champlain right there, and both the Adirondacks and Montreal are nearby. People are really down to earth in Plattsburgh NY. However, Burlington is both more scenic and seems to have more going on, as well as a more picturesque and pedestrian-friendly downtown.
I think Burlington has more because it is bigger, but Plattsburgh is still very walkable and is more affordable.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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I think Burlington has more because it is bigger, but Plattsburgh is still very walkable and is more affordable.
When I lived in Plattsburgh i did not have a car for about half the time and got along just fine. Cabs are VERY cheap there.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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There is no point in comparing Providence to Boston- Boston is 5 times bigger. Providence is still loaded with historic architecture, has a great culinary scene, and has all basic cultural amenities (repertory theatre, philharmonic, ballet, museums, libraries, about 7 colleges including an ivy league school). Neither are we a mini Boston- Providence has a very unique identity.

I like to go visit Boston but when I drive home, I breathe a sigh of relief. It's so pleasant and relaxing here.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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When I lived in Plattsburgh i did not have a car for about half the time and got along just fine. Cabs are VERY cheap there.
It sounds a lot like Oswego in many ways.
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