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Old 01-17-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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I am young and looking to start a family. I love NY but the traffic is a real pain and upper class is too large from millionaires to billionaires. Here is the criteria for my search:

-newer suburb; subdivisions, large homes
-up to $1 million for a home
-want it to have the best school district in that metro area, with community support in education and athletics, want a HS lacrosse team
-not a lot of traffic
-no NYC, LA, Chicago, SF, no Florida or southeastern states, no desert
-upscale shopping mall, do not mean to sound stuck up but I want my kids to look good
-must have places for teenagers to hang out
-if the city it is a suburb of is blue collar, that is a plus. My business requires physical work that is why so I need blue collar workers.
-snowboarding; does not have to be Aspen type mountains but if it is that would also be a plus

I know this is a very broad criteria, but I am looking at all options so throw them at me. If you know a suburb like this I would love to know. Thank you.

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Old 01-17-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Seattle, Washington?
San Antonio, Texas?
Madison, Wisconsin?

That's the best I can do. ..
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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Thank you but I am looking for suburbs not to live in the actual city. Also I thought San Antonio and Seattle have a lot of traffic?

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Old 01-17-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Ladue or Clayton MO or numerous nearby suburbs
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:19 AM
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Location: Ohio
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San Antonio, Texas?
Madison, Wisconsin?
Lacrosse might be an issue in both of those places. AFAIK, only private schools in those cities have lacrosse. Snowboarding won't be possible anywhere close to San Antonio.

Lacrosse was big in Syracuse, New York when I lived there. The winters there are harsh and snowy, so I'm sure snowboarding would be available. It would definitely be a good place to find blue collar workers too. Some other upstate NY cities to look into would be Buffalo and Rochester.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Maryland is like New York with in being very big on LAX. Seems like a good place to start. Traffic to DC/Baltimore might be nightmarish though. Check out the main line Philly suburbs also.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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Boulder, CO?
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: NJ Suburb of Philly (856)
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Haddonfield, NJ or Moorestown, NJ

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http://www.moorestown.com/
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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I am young and looking to start a family. I love NY but the traffic is a real pain and upper class is too large from millionaires to billionaires. Here is the criteria for my search:

-newer suburb; subdivisions, large homes
-up to $1 million for a home
-want it to have the best school district in that metro area, with community support in education and athletics, want a HS lacrosse team
-not a lot of traffic
-no NYC, LA, Chicago, SF, no Florida or southeastern states, no desert
-upscale shopping mall, do not mean to sound stuck up but I want my kids to look good
-must have places for teenagers to hang out
-if the city it is a suburb of is blue collar, that is a plus. My business requires physical work that is why so I need blue collar workers.
-snowboarding; does not have to be Aspen type mountains but if it is that would also be a plus

I know this is a very broad criteria, but I am looking at all options so throw them at me. If you know a suburb like this I would love to know. Thank you.
In the Syracuse area, the Fayetteville-Manlius area would be perfect. Very good school academically, has a good Lacrosse program, is one of the most affluent areas in the metro, doesn't get too much traffic, has skiing close by, has newer development, has shopping close by and more. You might also like Skaneateles and Cazenovia too. Syracuse is an area known for it's blue collar character as well. West Genesee is a national power year in and year out in High School Lacrosse and is located in Camillus, just west of Syracuse. LaFayette is another Lacrosse power and is just South of Syracuse.

Here's some information for each area:
Fayetteville-Manlius Schools
Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District Overview | GreatSchools
Fayetteville Manlius Youth Lacrosse Association - News
Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets High School Lacrosse Home - MaxPreps
http://www.fayettevilleny.gov/
http://www.townofmanlius.org/
http://www.manliusvillage.org/
Community Information :: Manlius Chamber of Commerce :: Greater Manlius Chamber :: Manlius :: New York
Fayetteville NY Chamber of Commerce (http://www.fayettevillechamber.org/ - broken link)

Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce - Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce | Skaneateles Area Chamber Of Commerce
Skaneateles Central School District Overview | GreatSchools
Town Of Skaneateles Government Site
Skaneateles CSD
Skaneateles Lakers High School Lacrosse Home - MaxPreps


Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce (http://dcrossman.info/cazchamber/ - broken link)
Village of Cazenovia
Town Of Cazenovia: Homepage: [Digital Towpath]
Cazenovia Central School District Overview | GreatSchools
Cazenovia Central School District
Cazenovia Lakers High School Lacrosse Home - MaxPreps

You might like Jamesville-DeWitt too
Jamesville Dewitt School District
http://www.townofdewitt.com/
Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District Overview | GreatSchools
Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams High School Lacrosse Home - MaxPreps
The Chamber | Welcome To Jamesville, New York

Here's information on other districts I've mentioned:
West Genesee School District
West Genesee Central School District Overview | GreatSchools
Town Of Camillus, New York. Phone: (315) 488-1335
The Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce - Camillus New York
Home of West Genesee Wildcat High School Lacrosse
West Genesee Wildcats High School Lacrosse Home - MaxPreps

Baldwinsville is another area to consider
http://www.bville.org/
http://www.baldwinsville.org/
http://www.baldwinsvillechamber.com/
http://www.greatschools.org/new-york...hool-District/
http://www.baldwinsvilletheatreguild.org/
http://www.bvillelax.com/
http://www.bvilleyouthlax.com/
http://www.radissoncommunity.com/
http://www.radissongreens.com/
http://www.townoflysander.org/index.html
http://www.townofvanburen.com/public_documents/index (broken link)
http://www.foxfire247.com/


and more info.:
Carousel Center
Armory Square :: Official Website for Historic Downtown Syracuse, NY
CNYREALTOR.COM | #1 in Syracuse real estate and homes for sale. Search over 6,000 listings. (look in onondaga county)
CNYHomes - Homes for Sale in Syracuse and Central New York - Your Search Results
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
Onondaga County, New York
UOLL 2009 | Upstate Outdoor Lacrosse League | Syracuse, NY
Central New York High School Boys Lacrosse - Syracuse.com
COR Companies | Towne Center at Fayetteville, Fayetteville NY
Shoppingtown Mall | Home -
Great Northern Mall | Home -
J. Michaels Shoes - your source for the hottest fashions and the coolest shoes. - If it's HOT, it's HERE! (http://www.jmichaelshoes.com/JMichael%20Shoes.html - broken link)
Paul Karaz Shoes
Charney's is another store for very nice clothing too.

http://www.fourseasonsgolfandski.com/
http://www.skitog.com/
http://www.songmountain.com/
http://www.labradormtn.com/
http://www.greekpeak.net/


Also, you could look in the Utica-Rome area and you would like areas like New Hartford and Clinton in that area.
http://www.cityofutica.com/ParksAndR...ion/Skiing.htm
http://www.woodsvalleyskiarea.com/
http://www.snowridge.com/
http://www.greatschools.org/new-york...hool-District/
http://villageofclinton.com/
http://www.clintonnychamber.org/
http://village.clinton.ny.us/content
http://www.ccs.edu/
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools...rosse/home.htm
http://town.kirkland.ny.us/content (broken link)

http://www.greatschools.org/new-york...hool-District/
http://villageofnewhartford.com/content
http://www.newhartfordtown.com/
http://www.newhartfordschools.org/ed...ectionid=10280
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools...rosse/home.htm
http://newhartfordchamber.com/
http://sangertown.com/

http://www.uticaromerealtor.com/search/SearchRes.php (broken link)
http://www.oneidacountycvb.com/

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Old 01-17-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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Lacrosse might be an issue in both of those places. AFAIK, only private schools in those cities have lacrosse. Snowboarding won't be possible anywhere close to San Antonio.

Lacrosse was big in Syracuse, New York when I lived there. The winters there are harsh and snowy, so I'm sure snowboarding would be available. It would definitely be a good place to find blue collar workers too. Some other upstate NY cities to look into would be Buffalo and Rochester.
This is all true, except I would say that Lacrosse IS big in the area and it is not uncommon for kids to play Division 1 Lacrosse, as it is a hotbed for talent. In the Buffalo area, Orchard Park would be a good choice and near Rochester, Canandaigua and Webster would be good picks.
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