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Old 02-18-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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Considering a possible move to the county. looking for opinions.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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This will likely get moved to the general portion of the NY forum, as Herkimer and Herkimer County are in the Utica-Rome area.


It is an area that has seen better days, but seems to be generally safe and I believe that the schools are solid. Hopefully, others will chime in.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Central New York
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It really depends where in Herkimer County you are looking. Old Forge is in Herkimer County and is a popular vacation spot in the Adirondacks...really beautiful area. The NYS Thruway runs through southern portions of the county in the Mohawk Valley, and that area has seen better days as ckh mentioned.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NEPA
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Sorry I misplaced this. We are pretty open to area, but we're really looking for a piece of property with a nice house - preferably larger than 1600sqft. We would like to have some animals outside, but more like a hobby farm than a livestock operation. Good schools are important but we're also open to BOCES at this point. This past year hasn't been too kind to our son and we just want to work with people who know what they're doing.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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A happy medium could be the Frankfort-Schuyler area east of Utica, as it is closer to shopping in that immediate area, has solid schools and areas with quite a bit of land. Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District / Homepage


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You also have small town/rural areas in between the Mohawk Valley part of the county and the mountains like Poland, the West Canada Valley area and Dolgeville that may work as well. There's also Richfield Springs and Van Hornesville(Owen D. Young Schools) south of the Valley as well.

You also may be able to find what you are looking for in other counties as well.


What kind of schools services are you looking for?

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Old 02-19-2016, 08:17 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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Our son has Autism, he's very high functioning but needs appropriate supports. He has more behavioral issues than he does issues with learning.

We're really open to a variety of placements as long as he won't learn any new inappropriate behavior (he's a fabulous mimic) and he's getting an education. The only placements available to us at this point can't meet either criteria.

We both work from home as well, so this time I would really like for us to love our house. We've made concessions on our house and I think that was a mistake.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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If you don't mind the Syracuse area, perhaps you could look into this program: Onondaga - Cortland - Madison Counties BOCES

I'd look into this district, as I've heard good things about its special education program: Welcome to the East Syracuse Minoa Special Education Department

You could possibly find homes/properties in the Kirkville, Minoa and Collamer areas of the district.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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What does 80-100 inches of snow look like in the real world? is it big storms or a little snow every day? That's something we're iffy about. Very iffy.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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What does 80-100 inches of snow look like in the real world? is it big storms or a little snow every day? That's something we're iffy about. Very iffy.
It can come and go. It is 50 degrees right now and some of the snow is melting.

Keep in mind that the area is able to clear it in a timely manner, generally speaking. So, life goes on during the winter up here.
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Old 02-20-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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I'm looking at in terms of what we would have to do. We work here but we have to get out
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