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Old 04-27-2017, 07:34 AM
 
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I'll have no shame right now and suggest the eastern suburbs of Syracuse NY. You have a range of county and state parks in that area, with mountains only about an hour and 15 minutes away. You have a Great Lake within 40-45 minutes. Syracuse has the 6th biggest shopping center in the US(Destiny USA) and there is plenty of shopping in that suburban area. You have a range recreational leagues. The schools are some of the best in Upstate NY, if not the state as a whole(Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt in particular). Housing is relatively affordable in the area, but keep property taxes/tax exemptions in mind. You also can watch Louisville Cardinal games when they come to Syracuse University, as they are both in the ACC. It is about 80th in metro size and has over 1 million people in its region.

Albany may fit for similar reasons and for its close proximity to multiple mountain ranges.

This may help, as it is a list of metro/metro division areas in relation to median family income and median home price: https://www.nahb.org/~/media/Sites/N...416.ashx?la=en

More here: https://www.nahb.org/en/research/hou...ity-index.aspx

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Just to add to this due to later posts: Canoeing / Kayaking Onondaga County Parks


9 great places to go kayaking in Upstate NY | NewYorkUpstate.com


CNY Kayakers - Kayaking Syracuse New York


Stand-up paddle boarding in Upstate NY: 9 best spots to enjoy, learn the sport | NewYorkUpstate.com


CNY Pathways


https://www.traillink.com/city/syracuse-ny-trails/


https://onondagacyclingclub.org/


Syracuse MSBL – Don't go Soft, Play Hardball!


Also, like others have mentioned about Pittsburgh, winter weather may be an issue in terms of overcast. I would say to stay active, as life goes on during the season and there are other forms of recreation that occurs. There are about 5 or so ski areas in the area.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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Just to add to this due to later posts: Canoeing / Kayaking Onondaga County Parks


9 great places to go kayaking in Upstate NY | NewYorkUpstate.com


CNY Kayakers - Kayaking Syracuse New York


Stand-up paddle boarding in Upstate NY: 9 best spots to enjoy, learn the sport | NewYorkUpstate.com


CNY Pathways


https://www.traillink.com/city/syracuse-ny-trails/


https://onondagacyclingclub.org/


Syracuse MSBL Don't go Soft, Play Hardball!


Also, like others have mentioned about Pittsburgh, winter weather may be an issue in terms of overcast. I would say to stay active, as life goes on during the season and there are other forms of recreation that occurs. There are about 5 or so ski areas in the area.
You're determined to get me to move to the Syracuse area it seems! I do appreciate all the info, it seems like a decent fit. I've compiled a list of cities to look into, and this is definitely on it.

Any specific town/suburbs you would recommend to look into first?
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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You're determined to get me to move to the Syracuse area it seems! I do appreciate all the info, it seems like a decent fit. I've compiled a list of cities to look into, and this is definitely on it.

Any specific town/suburbs you would recommend to look into first?
Maybe, but it will be up to what you want. It is just easy to post information about the area in relation to the criteria.

Besides the area mentioned earlier, Baldwinsville is a growing suburban area with a walkable village that could work. If you like to fish, it would be a good choice, as you will occasionally see people fishing in the Seneca River bridge in the village. Definitely a family friendly area with good schools. Plenty of big box shopping along Route 31 in Clay as well. Video Tour | Village of Baldwinsville : Official Government Website
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:31 PM
 
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Maybe, but it will be up to what you want. It is just easy to post information about the area in relation to the criteria.

Besides the area mentioned earlier, Baldwinsville is a growing suburban area with a walkable village that could work. If you like to fish, it would be a good choice, as you will occasionally see people fishing in the Seneca River bridge in the village. Definitely a family friendly area with good schools. Plenty of big box shopping along Route 31 in Clay as well. Video Tour | Village of Baldwinsville : Official Government Website
Again thanks for the info.

I'm not sure what our budget will be. Ideally, I would like to spend $200K-$250K on a home. Is this a reasonable budget for the area?
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Again thanks for the info.

I'm not sure what our budget will be. Ideally, I would like to spend $200K-$250K on a home. Is this a reasonable budget for the area?
Very......200k gets you a good sized home in pretty much any school district in the area. Just keep property taxes in mind(listings aren't what you necessarily pay, as they are without exemptions), but to be honest, you could probably go a little bit lower. Here are some examples ranging between 150-225k and at least 1500 sq. ft.: RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List

This again will depend on what YOU are looking for though.

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Old 04-27-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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Very......200k gets you a good sized home in pretty much any school district in the area. Just keep property taxes in mind(listings aren't what you necessarily pay, as they are without exemptions), but to be honest, you could probably go a little bit lower. Here are some examples ranging between 150-225k and at least 1500 sq. ft.: RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List

This again will depend on what YOU are looking for though.
Realistically, as of now it's just my wife and I. We are planning to have a kid possibly in the future, but we haven't decided yet.

That being said, We would like at least a 3 bed 2 bath home, definitely with some kind of yard. 1300 sq.ft minimum I think is fair. We are pretty open to styles (Ranch, cottage, colonial, etc...). So we will be flexible, there are just a couple things we would like. Open concept, decent kitchen, etc...
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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You'll find a lot of house for the money in the DFW "metroplex". Go north of LBJ (I-635) either on the Dallas side or the Ft. Worth side of the airport... depending on where you'll be working or going on a regular basis.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:10 PM
 
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Realistically, as of now it's just my wife and I. We are planning to have a kid possibly in the future, but we haven't decided yet.

That being said, We would like at least a 3 bed 2 bath home, definitely with some kind of yard. 1300 sq.ft minimum I think is fair. We are pretty open to styles (Ranch, cottage, colonial, etc...). So we will be flexible, there are just a couple things we would like. Open concept, decent kitchen, etc...
I think you can find that and it will just be a matter of if you like the neighborhood or area, in general. Here are some at a lower price range: RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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I think you can find that and it will just be a matter of if you like the neighborhood or area, in general. Here are some at a lower price range: RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List
Thanks! I would never have imagined New Your/Upstate New York being so affordable. But then again I've never thought about living in New York!
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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You'll find a lot of house for the money in the DFW "metroplex". Go north of LBJ (I-635) either on the Dallas side or the Ft. Worth side of the airport... depending on where you'll be working or going on a regular basis.
I'd be everywhere around Dallas & Ft Worth, and all the towns/cities near if. I do a lot of driving for my job, and also work from home. I'm just required to live within 50 miles of my assigned city (Dallas in this instance)
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