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Old 01-18-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm a single guy scheduled to start a long residency at Upstate this summer and am looking for a house in Syracuse. I have narrowed down some possible neighborhoods. I am in the area right now and I drove around the area West of 81, across from Upstate, around Gifford north of Seymour and Shonnard street, and I liked what I saw. I think it's called the Near West Side. Something in this neighborhood would be fine:

I googled some of the addresses and found this website that rehabs homes in the neighborhood. What do you guys think of something like this?

[url]http://www.homehq.org/homeownership/Gifford/637.html[/url]

How are the people in this neighborhood?

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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It is one of the rougher areas of the city that is starting to get some interest and investment. Crime has reportedly gone down some, but it still has a ways to go. Here is the neighborhood website: SALT District of the Near Westside | Syracuse, Art, Life, and Technology

What kind of place are you looking for?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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It is one of the rougher areas of the city that is starting to get some interest and investment. Crime has reportedly gone down some, but it still has a ways to go. Here is the neighborhood website: [url=http://www.saltdistrict.com/]SALT District of the Near Westside | Syracuse, Art, Life, and Technology[/url]

What kind of place are you looking for?
Hiya, thanks for replying.

Looking for a place that is close to Upstate without the rents of Downtown and a neighborhood with friendly people. It's important that it be a place where I can feel relatively safe walking.

Thanks for the link. What do you think of this apartment complex listed on the site?

The Warehouse, Suite 405
350 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13244-3050


Decent neighborhood? But I imagine it is pricey. Honestly, the reason I don't want to spend a lot of money on a place is because I'm going to be working 80 hours a week. Doesn't leave a lot of free time.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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Hiya, thanks for replying.

Looking for a place that is close to Upstate without the rents of Downtown and a neighborhood with friendly people. It's important that it be a place where I can feel relatively safe walking.

Thanks for the link. What do you think of this apartment complex listed on the site?

The Warehouse, Suite 405
350 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13244-3050


Decent neighborhood? But I imagine it is pricey. Honestly, the reason I don't want to spend a lot of money on a place is because I'm going to be working 80 hours a week. Doesn't leave a lot of free time.
That is actually an academic building that Syracuse University refurbished and uses currently. What is your price in terms of rent?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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That is actually an academic building that Syracuse University refurbished and uses currently. What is your price in terms of rent?
I would rather not spend more than $800/month (not including utilities) if it can be avoided.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: DeWitt, NY
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I would rather not spend more than $800/month (not including utilities) if it can be avoided.
The Near West Side has some strong potential going on, but it will heavily depend on your comfort level. It's still largely kind of gritty and urban - but it's definitely moving in the right direction, albeit slowly.

Not far west of there is a neighborhood that may fit the bill: Tipperary Hill. West of S. Wilbur and south of W. Genesee tends to be the better locations, moreso closer to the zoo/Burnet Park area. Lived in an apartment on Burnet Park Dr a few years ago and, parking situation of the neighborhood aside, loved it over there.

Many of the city rentals are likely to be flats, not full houses. But good luck!
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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What about the area along Park Avenue?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Along with acknight's great suggestion, this may work: The Sutton Companies | Jefferson Tower Apartments
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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What about the area along Park Avenue?
I thought about this building nearby: Brownstone Luxury Studio Apartments Apartments for Rent | Syracuse NY Apartments on Apartmentfinder.com
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: DeWitt, NY
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What about the area along Park Avenue?
It's a mixed bag. There are some beautiful areas... and some real crappy apartments over there as well. The nicer stuff stock tends to be closer to the Leavenworth Park end.
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