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Old 10-16-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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If you wanted to a purchase a home on the lake with out spending a fortune, what areas would you look in? Can you find something in the $300k range?
Are there drawbacks to living on the lake, as far as musty and dampness in your house? Is the insurance a hell of a lot more?

Thanks, Tom
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:23 AM
 
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Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario is very very nice. Charming, quaint village, friendly people, harbor, marina, good schools. It is 8 miles from Watertown which has lots of shopping. One plus hour north of Syracuse. Taxes are higher because of waterfront. The lake does not cause dampness or mustiness. Only concern may be wind. The plus is it is cooler in the summer when it is very hot elsewhere. Another plus is the snow accumulation is lower due to warm temps over the water. I lived in Sackets for 12 years on the lake, really liked it. It is calming, quiet and restful. Check Sackets out!!
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario is very very nice. Charming, quaint village, friendly people, harbor, marina, good schools. It is 8 miles from Watertown which has lots of shopping. One plus hour north of Syracuse. Taxes are higher because of waterfront. The lake does not cause dampness or mustiness. Only concern may be wind. The plus is it is cooler in the summer when it is very hot elsewhere. Another plus is the snow accumulation is lower due to warm temps over the water. I lived in Sackets for 12 years on the lake, really liked it. It is calming, quiet and restful. Check Sackets out!!
Great choice......I know this is the Rochester forum, but it is a very good choice. As far as the Rochester area, I would think that maybe Irondequoit, Greece/Hilton, Webster, Sodus Point, the Charlotte area of Rochester and Ontario.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Its colder longer in the year its warmer later in the year you pick which one you like the most. If you real close then you need to deal with the black fly's..
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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West of Rochester, along the lake, has a lot of places in the $120K-$300K, range.

Quiet areas, too.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Place just went up for sale on Lake Road in Williamson. Nice chunk of property with attached indoor pool and garages. Asking price is 279k which includes 100' of lakefront and boat house.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Black flies are in the Adirondacks, but you don't have to worry about them in a lakefront home in Rochester!!!

It's much more comfortable at the lake in summer, too.

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Its colder longer in the year its warmer later in the year you pick which one you like the most. If you real close then you need to deal with the black fly's..
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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I live about 10 miles south of the Lake and get black flies in the spring..not like the Adirondacks, but enough to really bug me
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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And your point is...?

Ten miles south of the lake is not lakefront.

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I live about 10 miles south of the Lake and get black flies in the spring..not like the Adirondacks, but enough to really bug me
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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And your point is...?

Ten miles south of the lake is not lakefront.
Ten miles south of the lake is not the Adirondacks!

The point was black flys aren't just in the Adirondacks!
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