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Old 05-17-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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Default Cheapest city in New York?

Hi all, I am really contemplating a move to New York and would like to know if anyone knows the most affordable place to live. What is the cheapest area in the entire state? I've been reading about the ridiculous costs in the city itself, but are there ANY affordable places in NYC? All I would be looking for is a room basically - I don't require an entire apartment or anything else of that such, I'm just one person with no familial baggage. Thank you all for your responses...
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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I mean....there are places in New York state that are VERY cheap.....but NY is a big state, and the cheapest areas are very far from NYC. The major Upstate metro areas; Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany are all WAY less costly than the NYC area....and the smaller cities/larger towns like Binghamton, Elmira, Watertown, Auburn, etc....are even cheaper. Keep in mind though, Buffalo is 8 hours from NYC, Rochester is 7, Syracuse 6, and Albany about 4.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:08 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback... I'll be looking into the cities that you posted. In your expert knowledge, what is the cheapest location nearest NYC?
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:22 PM
 
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Probably Kingston IMO...I'm really not very familiar with eastern NYS...I'm more familiar with Rochester and Buffalo.
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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Newburgh is the closest cheap place near to NYC but it has a higher murder and crime rate. It is cheap though.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:16 AM
 
Location: amsterdam ny
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look into northern sections of Mount Vernon (fleetwood) or Yonkers.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: southern california
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check into harlem or the bronx.i have been to nyc and its just has wayyyyyy too many people.its just not my scene.people dont make my world go round.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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If you're looking for the cheapest areas of the state, you should look into the North Country (counties bordering Canada)

Rent in Buffalo and Syracuse are dirt cheap, but then again, the salaries up there are dirt as well.

Overall, this is a pretty expensive state compared to ones out further west.

Really high property taxes and low pay are very common through most of the state, which is why you have people moving south.

Quality of life, tho, is excellent. 4 seasons are something people really take for granted here.

Spend a year in Florida and you'll know what I mean.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I have work colleagues who commute from Pennsylvania.
You can still find places in the Bronx that are relatively affordable, if you are willing to live there. Not sure where you are coming from, but if you think 600 - 800 for a room, without a bath is high, then you aren't going to find much in NYC.
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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Cheapest cost of living is in Chautaugua County(jamestown)with the exception of any property near Lake Chautauqua or in the community of Chautauqua.It is a beautiful area ,very rural,excellent skiing and within 75 miles of two medium size cities( Erie,pa and Buffalo NY.)
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