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Old 08-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Location: New York City
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I was talking to someone who is in charge of the NYC DEP Land Acquisitions. We were discussing where to live in Ulster County that was LGBT couple tolerant with low taxes. I mean New Paltz, Gardiner and anything around Mohonk just seems like the taxes are way too high. Kerhonson, Accord and Stone Ridge seem to be the ugly ducklings and too close to Kingston which everyone tells me to stay away from. It is supposedly one knotch about Newburg which isn't saying much.
But she just raved about Olive and the area around the Ashokan Reservoir! "If I had it to do over again. I would never have moved to Woodstock which gets too crowded in the spring, summer and fall. My choice now would be Olive!"
So tell me about Olive, Olivebridge, Shokan, Boiceville, West Shokan or anywhere around Ashokan Reservoir where taxes are supposed to be low (or should I say lower?) than outside the NYC DEP Reservoir.
I want to know everything like which part has the nicest views? What are the more isolated areas to stay away from if living there year round? Where are the flood zones? etc....
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:29 AM
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I can't answer everything, but you would not consider Kerhonson, Accord and Stone Ridge because they are "too close to Kingston?" Are you kidding?

Who do you think lives in Kingston, thousands of marauders who head out to these towns every weekend to rape, pillage and plunder?

The fact is, the City of Kingston itself has some very nice neighborhoods. I suggest you take a look.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:33 AM
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Also, the Kingston metro area is the 8th safest in the country according to this list: http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2013...wtoHigh%29.pdf
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:31 AM
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with Stone Ridge, or Saugerties. There is a small LGBT community in Kingston proper too. Kingston wouldn't be my first choice for raising a family but the city itself is certainly NOT Newburgh.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:53 PM
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There are a number of Kingston neighborhoods that are attractive, artsy, fun, historic and totally charming. I agree with OP about Woodstock. I agree with hvexpatinct about Stone Ridge and Saugerties. Also, I'm hearing that more and more people are moving to Accord and Kerhonkson for lower property taxes and quietude. I've heard Phoenicia has much to offer in terms of the arts and local flavor. For those who love pristine beauty, clean air, peace and quiet, Olive would be great. It's about 30 minutes away from Kingston for shopping, and possibly a job, or for the entrepreneurial to start a business in an up and coming neighborhood in Kingston.
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