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Old 05-24-2007, 08:25 PM
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So Ellie, what was so disappointing about Elmira, Corning, and Horseheads? We have nothing to do? What is it that you want to do? You are just like all the other people that say there is nothing to do when you don't even know what you want to do. What kind of things can you get in other places that you can't get in this area? Also, the only reason Ithaca and Elmira are so different is because Ithaca is full of college kids, Asians, and homosexuals. Elmira has real people with a lot more culture and diversity than Ithaca.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:50 AM
Location: Tioga County
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tviz25...We unfortunates in the counties near Ithaca must remember.."Ithaca is trendy". Repeat as necessary till bored hearing it....LOL!
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Old 05-26-2007, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Ellie C. View Post
We just returned from a house hunting trip in that area not too long ago and we found the people extremely nice. WG is our first choice as far as towns go. Ithaca is great but the property taxes are staggering. The towns to the south of there were a huge disappointment - Elmira, Corning, Horseheads, Painted Post. It's a shame really, because it's so much cheaper to live there, and there are some beautiful houses, but there are a lot of people who seemingly have nothing to do and nowhere to go in those towns. Ithaca and Elmira are a little over a half hour's drive apart, yet it's like night and day between the two.

I think that Ellie C's comment is right on that in many of these small towns, "there are a lot of people who seemingly have nothing to do and nowhere to go ..." Yes, you will get much more house/land than in NJ, and in general the people are nice, BUT be prepared for a very different way of life and very different "local" culture than what you have been used to in NJ -- You may find this part of the transition very difficult and should consider it carefully. I live in Rochester, NY and while I love the Finger Lakes area, except for a couple towns, I could never live in the area because of the culture and mentality of many of these small towns.
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:20 PM
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Yea Ithaca has shirts that say "Ithaca is Gorges" Talking about that gorges and how beautiful it is. I think its gay. Elmira has shirts making fun of that saying "Elmira is Gangsta"
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