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Old 09-30-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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Hey,
Born and raised in New York City.

Artist, person of color, don't drive, what's a good diverse, artsy town I can move to and see trees, hike, get the heck out of the city... over the hustle and bustle, noise.

Mainly interested in walking town convenience, nature, peace quiet and culture.


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Old 09-30-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Summerville SC Historic District
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Do you want to own or rent, and what is your budget?
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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Depending on what you consider to be Upstate, Beacon comes to mind right away. Perhaps places in the Hudson Valley like Hudson, Catskill, Kingston, New Paltz and Saugerties.

Further into Upstate, I'd say Ithaca would be a good choice. Perhaps places like Auburn, Oneonta, Geneva and maybe a couple of others like Glens Falls and Corning may be possibilities too.

Communities with a college also come to mind, as well as parts of the mid and bigger sized cities up here.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Summerville SC Historic District
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Chalk it up to the fact I have older kids, but what can be realistically afforded?

I know, crazy crazy me.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:24 AM
 
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Sugar Loaf, Warwick, New Paltz are the ones that immediately come to mind. Maybe Montgomery in Orange County.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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I would check out Elmwood Village in Buffalo.

One doesn't need a car in Buffalo and there are plenty of parks within the city. As for nature, one can be out in the country with just a 30 minute drive North, South, or East. If you are a cyclist, the peace bridge is just 1-2 miles West from Elmwood village. The Canadian side past Fort Erie has plenty of nature, with miles of trails all accessible from Buffalo by bicycle.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:54 AM
 
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Rochester has the largest artistic economy in upstate NY. Into photography? There's the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House (founder of Kodak), RIT has many photography courses and I'm not sure if the Visual Studies Workshop is still around. Many walkable, artsy neighborhoods--East End, Park Ave, Neighborhood of the Arts, Monroe Ave, Swillburg, South Wedge.

Lots of walking/ bike trails within the city, especially along the Genesee River. There is a 100' waterfall in downtown, and 2 more large ones downstream. Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, surrounded with trees and wildlife, but footsteps to civilization.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:25 AM
 
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Rochester has the largest artistic economy in upstate NY. Into photography? There's the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House (founder of Kodak), RIT has many photography courses and I'm not sure if the Visual Studies Workshop is still around. Many walkable, artsy neighborhoods--East End, Park Ave, Neighborhood of the Arts, Monroe Ave, Swillburg, South Wedge.

Lots of walking/ bike trails within the city, especially along the Genesee River. There is a 100' waterfall in downtown, and 2 more large ones downstream. Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, surrounded with trees and wildlife, but footsteps to civilization.
Good point and if he doesn't want the city, I would think that some of the surrounding villages could/may work as well.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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The first place that entered my mind was New Paltz, far from NYC, kinda near thruway should u have to/want to bus it, plenty of crafts, arts , culture.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Rochester has a fantastic arts community if that's not too far upstate for you.
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