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Old 10-29-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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What counties and cities with in counties are located in between both Rochester and Syracuse, Imortant for work and schools. Also are some ares so rural that you have to travel far to go to a movie or find a best buy store? I heard both Rochester and Syracuse have cleaned up a lot and offer much more for familys and transplants who move to these areas. Please share any information. I have 3 boys who love to 4 wheel and ski and snowmobile. Which area would have more affordable land? NOt looking to travel over twenty minutes to take the kids to a movie or bowling, shopping. I like th college opportunuities in between Rochester and syrcuse. Should we be focusing on Rochester or Syracuse more. Only make 50.000, I child starting college next year. What to do? What are a few top selling points for Syracuse area and for the Rochester area? Loooking forward to your educated reply.
You may like something in between the Onondaga County line and the city of Oswego in towns like Schroeppel, Minetto, Granby and Volney. In Onondaga County, the Jordan-Elbridge area, Tully, LaFayette and the Fabius-Pompey area may work. Oswego and Cortland have SUNY campuses and most of the areas mentioned are in between Syracuse and those 2 cities, while being largely rural.

In the Rochester area, you may like something west of Brockport, which also has a SUNY campus. You could also look in Livingston County, which is south of Rochester and is where Geneseo, home to SUNY-Geneseo is located.

I don't know if you necessarily want an area that is rural and in between the major city and a college town, but you have options in terms of something rural near such areas in both the Syracuse and Rochester areas. There's shopping, movie theaters, etc nearby in both the immediate Rochester and Syracuse areas, as well as the places where these campuses are located.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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I've lived in both Rochester and Syracuse areas, and they feel very similar to me. The main difference I notice is that Syracuse has more large hills. I like the look of Syracuse better because of it. I don't know if it's because I grew up in Rochester and am more used to it. Somebody I spoke to who grew up in Syracuse told me they thought Rochester was the nicest city. Rochester is also a bit larger, but I haven't felt that the difference is that noticeable.

The Victor, NY area on the outskirts of Rochester might interest you. It's just over the border from Monroe County so taxes are lower than the rest of the Rochester, NY area. A lot of malls and shopping centers have gotten built there in the past 25 years because of it. You could probably find almost any type of store you want there and not be too far from open land. The area was thriving 10 or 15 years ago and probably still is.

There may be similar areas on the outskirts of Syracuse, but I'm not as familiar with those. If you're looking for towns between Syracuse and Rochester that would have shopping and entertainment, the only ones that might have what you're looking for would probably be Auburn, Geneva, or Canadaigua. Most of the area past the outskirts of either city is pretty desolate.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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I've lived in both Rochester and Syracuse areas, and they feel very similar to me. The main difference I notice is that Syracuse has more large hills. I like the look of Syracuse better because of it. I don't know if it's because I grew up in Rochester and am more used to it. Somebody I spoke to who grew up in Syracuse told me they thought Rochester was the nicest city. Rochester is also a bit larger, but I haven't felt that the difference is that noticeable.

The Victor, NY area on the outskirts of Rochester might interest you. It's just over the border from Monroe County so taxes are lower than the rest of the Rochester, NY area. A lot of malls and shopping centers have gotten built there in the past 25 years because of it. You could probably find almost any type of store you want there and not be too far from open land. The area was thriving 10 or 15 years ago and probably still is.

There may be similar areas on the outskirts of Syracuse, but I'm not as familiar with those. If you're looking for towns between Syracuse and Rochester that would have shopping and entertainment, the only ones that might have what you're looking for would probably be Auburn, Geneva, or Canadaigua. Most of the area past the outskirts of either city is pretty desolate.
What may help places like Seneca Falls and Waterloo is that the Waterloo Outlets are right there in terms of shopping and are close enough to say Geneva or Auburn for other things, if they don't have them.
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