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Old 12-05-2006, 06:27 PM
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Also a town I should know more about....

Good for a family?
Lots of old houses/unspoiled character?
Good schools?
Good small-town feeling?
Not suffocated by commercializing/over-development?
Not gloomy?
Walkable, parks, village green/square, etc.?

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:36 AM
Location: Western NY
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Avon is a nice sub-suburban area...meaning it is small enough to be a 'town" but close enough to a burb for "city"shopping. My brother lives there. There are new "developments" going up but not over crowded. The main street area has some beautiful older large homes. It is walkable, has a town circle area that is used primarily during the summer when they have the corn fest. It is a smaller town but bigger than where I live. The schools are nice. It is a nice close to the city area. You can jump right on the 390 and head to Rochester within minutes. There aren't a lot of big stores. A very small McDonalds, Tom Wahls (the best), a couple pizza places, a Tops market , 7-11, lots of car sales,a tattoo place, a few bars and little mom and pop stores. dairy farming and crop farming (corn)...this town is a little more diversified than mine. There is a "trailer" park (Harpers park)- it has modular homes ect...for cheaper than buying in town. We visited a BBQ joint that just opened this past summer...not sure if it will make it though. You can also drive right out route 15 to Scottsville. Almost all $$$ workers in this town travel out of town-Rochester, Henrietta, Scottsville. Wal-Mart is in the next town over...actually in the city or in geneseo (college town). Hope this helps!
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:22 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, heathersmom!

How would you compare Avon to Canandaigua, which is a (very nice) town I do know more about/have visited with an eye toward moving there...?

Also, given the towns we most like (listed below), how does Avon compare? (Probably less "quaint," more suburban, I'm gathering from your description above.)

-Hammondsport, Skaneateles, Cooperstown, Clinton, Hamilton

Also, any sense of the teacher-hiring situation in or around Avon?

Thanks again!
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:21 AM
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I don't think you can really compare Avon to Canandaigua (my sister lives in Canandaigua) Avon is much more rural.
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