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Old 01-17-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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I did not realize that you wanted to live that far away from Syracuse or I would have given you home possibilities in other "outer" towns like Fulton & others.
Well, to be honest I didn't realize how far away it would be when I asked. However, 20-30 minutes (if that's an accurate assumption) doesn't seem that bad. We lived in Seattle for 8 years and the commute in traffic would be 1 hour each way.

The description you gave actually sounds quite nice. I may have to take a look at the home for sale on 10th...assuming it's still on the market when we arrive.

Thanks for the other options as well.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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13203- NO.
Thanks proulxfamily. Do you mind if I ask why you feel that way? I'm not doubting your opinion, but I'm curious and want as much info as I can when making our decision.

Thnx!
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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Well, to be honest I didn't realize how far away it would be when I asked. However, 20-30 minutes (if that's an accurate assumption) doesn't seem that bad. We lived in Seattle for 8 years and the commute in traffic would be 1 hour each way.

The description you gave actually sounds quite nice. I may have to take a look at the home for sale on 10th...assuming it's still on the market when we arrive.

Thanks for the other options as well.
cdub ak to ny,

I just checked my mileage and drive time calculator and it told me that measured from the center of downtown Syracuse to 10th Avenue in Sylvan Beach, the mileage would be 33.1 miles. And the drive time in good weather with no highway construction or traffic jam delays and no stops along the way, using Interstate 90-481-690 maximum speed, the drive time would be 36 minutes. Personally, I think the driving time would be 40 minutes. Maybe 30 minutes between Canastota & Syracuse. During winter & snowfall, driving time will take more time.

When commuting between Syracuse and Sylvan Beach, it is quickest, safest, and easiest to travel on Interstate 90 rather than use Route 31. In summertime there can be considerable traffic on Route 31 also lots of cross roads and driveways from which additional traffic enters & uses Rt. 31. Traffic is slower on Rt. 31 so that increases the driving time. There have been some bad accidents on Rt. 31 because of all factors.

Regarding the Home in Sylvan Beach, there's 2 things you should determine. Whether or not there is a reasonable size yard where your children can play on the lawn because you don't want them in the street with the heavy traffic. Second, be sure that there is a driveway for your car because parking space at the streetside is hard to find and during wintertime you can not park your car on the streetside because of plows having to remove snow often.

Feel free to ask me any additional questions. I hope you have a nice flight out here and best of luck with your home search.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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Thanks proulxfamily. Do you mind if I ask why you feel that way? I'm not doubting your opinion, but I'm curious and want as much info as I can when making our decision.

Thnx!
It depends upon where you are in that zip code. Some areas are no-no's for families, but some are alright as well. It really does depend upon where you are looking at.

If you want something further out from Syracuse, but want an urban feel, the cities I mentioned previously like Auburn, Oswego, Oneida and maybe even Rome might work.

Another city that isn't too far away and has quite bit to offer for it's size is Utica. Schools can vary in the UCSD and you can still find some affordable homes there as well.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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In the price range you're looking at (or anything near that range), the homes you're looking at in 13203 are not safe. You can certainly choose to pioneer gentrification in that neighborhood, of course - and success would raise your property value for resale later on - but I wouldn't make that choice with mine and my family's safety on the line.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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We made our trip east and put an offer on a home in the Strathmore neighborhood. It's a beautiful neighborhood (compared to some we saw) and I LOVE the home, it needs a few small fixes, but nothing we can't handle. We should know by tomorrow if the home is ours! Thanks for all the help everyone! We have a few others lined up in case this offer doesn't work out.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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We made our trip east and put an offer on a home in the Strathmore neighborhood. It's a beautiful neighborhood (compared to some we saw) and I LOVE the home, it needs a few small fixes, but nothing we can't handle. We should know by tomorrow if the home is ours! Thanks for all the help everyone! We have a few others lined up in case this offer doesn't work out.
Wonderful, cdub- I hope your offer is successful!
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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We made our trip east and put an offer on a home in the Strathmore neighborhood. It's a beautiful neighborhood (compared to some we saw) and I LOVE the home, it needs a few small fixes, but nothing we can't handle. We should know by tomorrow if the home is ours! Thanks for all the help everyone! We have a few others lined up in case this offer doesn't work out.
Great and there are a lot of great things about the neighborhood that you can enjoy. I hope the offer comes through for your family.
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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We made our trip east and put an offer on a home in the Strathmore neighborhood. It's a beautiful neighborhood (compared to some we saw) and I LOVE the home, it needs a few small fixes, but nothing we can't handle. We should know by tomorrow if the home is ours! Thanks for all the help everyone! We have a few others lined up in case this offer doesn't work out.
Hello cdub,

Glad to hear that you found a home that you like, and that you have some other "backup" homes lined up just in case the first one doesn't work out. Best of luck to your family.
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