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Old 01-13-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Oakland, California
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As a recent retiree, I am considering relocation to Syracuse and would appreciate information regarding the most desirable (clean, safe, quiet), yet affordable neighborhoods for apartment rentals within the city limits or very close-in suburbs, far enough away from student-dominated areas. Having grown up in NYC, snow and cold do not scare me, though it has been more than twenty years since I actually lived through a "real" winter. Criteria are proximity to shopping and other frequently-necessary services, near reliable public transit. Prefer older, well-maintained buildings (no high-rises). Price range: approx. $600-900/mo. for a studio or one-bedroom apt., though am somewhat flexible. I am very progressive, physically active (hiking, running, birding), follow a green, vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle. Please advise if locating such a place is feasible these days. Would Syracuse be a good fit? Any additional information about living in the Syracuse is also welcome.

Ron in Oakland, CA
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA
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You have posted this exact thread, word for word, in 18 cities thus far (including Syracuse). Perhaps you should do some research to narrow down your options since it seems you don't really have any idea where you want to end up.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Maybe search through these websites: Rochester NY apartments, Buffalo apartments, Syracuse apartments, Albany NY apartments listings from The Renters Guide

The Sutton Companies | Real Estate Management, Brokerage and Development

Longley Jones Management Corp. - Apartment Rentals, Commercial Management, Interim Management and More...

MapsKrieg - Syracuse, NY - Apartments, Rooms, Sublets, and Real Estate for Sale

Downtown may be your best bet.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Downtown Syracuse


YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.


YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Oakland, California
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Okay. I'm curious. How much would those downtown apartments rent for? Are there less expensive, yet still convenient/centrally located neighborhoods?
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Oakland, California
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Would anyone know the name of the city tour guide in the above video and how to contact him?
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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Here is the most comprehensive list of apartments in downtown Syracuse. Most apartment units downtown rent for considerably more than similiarily sized ones in the suburbs and in the outer neighborhoods, although there are some exceptions. Some studios and one bedrooms can rented for within your price range.

http://downtownsyracuse.com/images/u...Oct2011web.pdf

Regarding your inquiry on the city tour guide - the middle-aged man in the second YouTube video is actually a columnist for The Post-Standard, Syracuse's daily newspaper. The Downtown Committee, the same organization that prepared the Downtown Housing Guide I attached above, recently hired two people called Downtown Ambassadors that are tasked with providing directions and answering questions to people visiting, living, and working in downtown Syracuse. Here is their contact information:

Downtown Syracuse
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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Here's another area of town that you may like: Walkable Eastwood
Eastwood, Syracuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eastwood Neighborhood Association Eastwood Neighborhood Association Home

Lunch /w A Special Bunch Sep 7, 2011 | Nature, Neighborhood, Recreation

As for suburbs, you like these communities: Village of Liverpool Home Page

http://www.manliusvillage.org/

http://www.fayettevilleny.gov/

WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF BALDWINSVILLE

Village of North Syracuse, NY Yesterday's Road to the Future
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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Here's public transportation info: CNY CENTRO/SYRACUSE Schedules,CNY CENTRO - Syracuse,Onondaga Schedules,CNY CENTRO Syracuse,Onondaga Fares,Accessible Transportation,Special Events,Campus Corner,Syracuse University,Le Moyne College,Onondaga Community College,Fare Deal Program
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Oakland, California
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Okay. Trying to tie things together. Based on the criteria listed in my original post, I would like to know which, among Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Ithaca, folks here think are the best fit.
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