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Unread 01-31-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Default Relocating to Ithaca???

I am still on the hunt to relocate to either PA or Upstate NY. Ithaca seems to be on the top of my list of places that I would love to live. I am just curious to the employment rate and if it is a nice place to raise children. I know Cornell is a large employer, is there any others worth looking into. I appreciate any advice in which to relocate to this area... Thanks
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Unread 01-31-2012, 12:09 PM
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It is a nice area and the schools are generally good. There is quite a bit to do for its size.

Do you have a preference in terms of urban, suburban, small town or rural?
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Unread 01-31-2012, 12:36 PM
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Perhaps you can look into jobs at Borg Warner and Pall Corporation in Cortland, by the way.
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Unread 01-31-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Seems that Ithaca has that small town look. Both my wife and I like the small town feel, however, trying to be close enough to access to shopping, entertainment, things to do with the kids, without having to travel very far.
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Unread 01-31-2012, 04:11 PM
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Ithaca would work in that regard and you could consider smaller communities like Lansing, Dryden or Newfield. Lansing has plenty of shopping, including the area mall. Dryden is in between Ithaca and Cortland and is close to shopping in both of those cities. Newfield is on the other side of Ithaca, but is also relatively close to shopping in Horseheads/Big Flats(Elmira area).
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Unread 01-31-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Thank you for all of your help CKHTHANKGOD, I really appreciate it! Hopefully soon we will find a place that will have us! We are looking forward to the northeast, just trying to get all the information I can.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 06:57 AM
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Perhaps you can look into jobs at Borg Warner and Pall Corporation in Cortland, by the way.
Also, CBORD, Ithaca College, Tompkins-Cortland Community College and perhaps jobs with Chesapeake Energy in the nearby Elmira area as well.
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Unread 04-02-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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We are a family with three children who moved to Ithaca last summer and feel that it has been a great experience for our family. We love the size of the city and all the culture and family-friendly activities it offers; the beauty of the land (especially the waterfalls); as well as the warmth and caring of the people who live in the area. Ithaca has much to offer people who are interested in sustainable/green living. If you are, you might enjoy the local food, Farmers Market and CSA's, as well as exploring Ecovillage at Ithaca! [There is a new neighborhood that is underway which seeks to blend sustainable, ecological and affordable living (http://ecovillageithaca.org/treenew/)]. Good luck with your decision!
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Unread 04-20-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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Ithaca and the immediate area has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the entire state, and consistently is so.

If you don't mind driving 30 minutes or so in and out of town, I would seriously consider living at least a half hour away. Housing prices, both rental or purchase, and taxes etc, are noticeably cheaper the farther away you are.
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