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Old 02-22-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: 213, 310, 562, 909, 951, 952, 315, ???
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Have you visited Syracuse?
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Thank you VintageSunlight! I think renting first is definitely the wise thing to do. Thanks also for your heating suggestions- and we're really not big city people so I'm glad to hear it's not like NYC. I like the Santa Barbara / Bakersfield analogy Cazenovia looks gorgeous and we'll definitely be checking that out!
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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ToeJam- We haven't yet been to Syracuse! I know that might smack heavily of naiveté but his job opportunity has happened rather suddenly, hence why I've taken to on-line forums to get some advice. I agree that a visit is definitely in order before we make any major decisions. What brought you out of CA? I'm originally from Northern CA which is a different kettle of fish entirely from LA, and I've lived in lots of different places both here and in the UK and I can whole heartedly say that I think LA is my least favorite place of all. I used to tell myself all the time "It's so crowded here because it's WORTH IT DAMNIT!" but the truth is, it's not worth it. It sucks. I think I'd prefer to live pretty much anywhere else and because education is so bad in CA in general, we are eager to live elsewhere.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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I was eager to leave for the same reasons and an opportunity came up, so I jumped. I also never visited Syracuse before moving here. At the very least, visit during the winter. After that, I would rent for at least a year before buying.

If you liked the gray skies of England, you may love it here. Hope you like snow too because we get more snow than anywhere in the country.

Westlake is pretty nice. You might be a little let down by the neighborhood you pointed out. I would also consider private school for your kids if you want to live within the city limits.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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Keep in mind that the snow average is due to Oswego County being in the metro area and it is in the Snow Belt. So, the metro snowfall can vary.

Some suburbs are more diverse than others. Around here, Liverpool, Jameville-DeWitt, Onondaga Central, North Syracuse and LaFayette historically have more diversity and it manifests itself in different ways. For instance, LaFayette Schools are about 30% Native American and some schools in the other districts can have notable to decent amounts of students of 2 or 3 "minority" groups. So, you can find a degree of diversity in some areas of the suburbs. Here are examples of some suburban elementary schools that illustrate this to some degree: C Grant Grimshaw School - Public School

Chestnut Hill Elementary School - Public School

Donlin Drive Elementary School - Public School

Long Branch Elementary School - Public School

Nate Perry Elementary School - Public School

Moses Dewitt Elementary School - Public School

Tecumseh Elementary School - Public School

Jamesville Elementary School - Public School

Karl W Saile Bear Road Elementary School - Public School

Roxboro Road Elementary School - Public School

Rockwell Elementary School - Public School

Also, there are a couple of charter options in the city of Syracuse, with the Syracuse Academy of Science eventually becoming a K-12 school.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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Actually CD lists syracuse as the snowiest city in the US.

And they list Clay as number two and Utica three.

So if Clay is seperate its not the metro.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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As for rentals or apartments, these websites should help: Longley Jones Management Corp. - Apartments - - -

syracuse apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist

RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List

Apartments for Rent in Syracuse, NY - Syracuse Apartment Rentals

Apartment Rental Overview

http://www.suttoncos.com/management/search_results.php
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Actually CD lists syracuse as the snowiest city in the US.

And they list Clay as number two and Utica three.

So if Clay is seperate its not the metro.
It is probably for cities/towns of 50,000 or more. If it included smaller cities, I'm sure that Oswego would #1, for sure. Here's an old thread that gets into the variation in snowfall averages: http://www.city-data.com/forum/syrac...cuse-area.html
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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For people from California, ANY snow is a huge adjustment.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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For people from California, ANY snow is a huge adjustment.
True, but I think the OP doesn't seem to mind.

For the OP, here are some more homes in areas that you may be interested in and within a reasonable price range: Lysander Real Estate - 14 Appleridge, Lysander, NY, 13027

Clay Real Estate - 4278 Amblewood Ln, Clay, NY, 13041

Onondaga Real Estate - 5015 City View Dr, Onondaga, NY, 13215

Salina Real Estate - 126 Longdale Dr, Salina, NY, 13090

Salina Real Estate - 102 Pleasantview Dr, Salina, NY, 13088

Dewitt Real Estate - 6522 Collamer Rd, Dewitt, NY, 13057

Onondaga Real Estate - 4317 Onondaga Blvd, Onondaga, NY, 13219

Onondaga Real Estate - 4439 Outlook Dr, Onondaga, NY, 13215

Onondaga Real Estate - 3209 Bellevue Ave, Onondaga, NY, 13219

Salina Real Estate - 116 Cottington Dr, Salina, NY, 13088

Manlius Real Estate - 123 Smith St, Manlius, NY, 13104

Manlius Real Estate - 105 John St, Manlius, NY, 13066

Dewitt Real Estate - 102 Hobson Ave, Dewitt, NY, 13066

Salina Real Estate - 204 Meyers Rd, Salina, NY, 13088

Dewitt Real Estate - 11 Pickwick Rd, Dewitt, NY, 13214

Clay Real Estate - 8149 Rapallo Way, Clay, NY, 13041

Dewitt Real Estate - 100 Cole Road, Dewitt, NY, 13057

Salina Real Estate - 406 Orwood Pl, Salina, NY, 13208

Cicero Real Estate - 120 Verda Ave, Cicero, NY, 13212

Salina Real Estate - 613 Plymouth Ave, Salina, NY, 13211

Lysander Real Estate - 97 Oswego, Lysander, NY, 13027

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