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Old 09-22-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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Check out the areas near Fabius, Apulia, and unincorporated space between these towns and Jamesville. Apulia is half an hour south of Syracuse. So, it's within commuting distance, but it's very rural. I'd be surprised if they have zoning there. If you check out google maps you can see there is a lot of open space there. I'd guess you could either buy some land or lease some space from a farmer in the area.

The snow and weather is a significant part of Syracuse's character. Outsiders seem to have the biggest problem with the lack of sun during the winter. Often you will go weeks without seeing the sun. During December the sun sets at 4:30.
(yes). You go to work in the Dark and come home in the dark. The snow is dirty and brown. It can be bitingly cold for long periods of time. The snow and cold also make not having a car more difficult. Bus stops...cold...Walking, only where there are side walks. But many areas of the city and suburbs have sidewalks.



Then again...skiing (downhill) is 30 minutes away...cross country skiing is everywhere (local golf courses, trails etc..) Ice skating is available in many places. The Adirondacks are 80 miles away. (more of a summer destination)

To get to NYC...bus or train. There is an Amtrak station in East Syracuse.

I'd offer a warning to somebody who says they "dislike but don't hate the cold"...Syracuse is one snowy, windy, cold place. The winter is long
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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Check out the areas near Fabius, Apulia, and unincorporated space between these towns and Jamesville. Apulia is half an hour south of Syracuse. So, it's within commuting distance, but it's very rural. I'd be surprised if they have zoning there. If you check out google maps you can see there is a lot of open space there. I'd guess you could either buy some land or lease some space from a farmer in the area.

The snow and weather is a significant part of Syracuse's character. Outsiders seem to have the biggest problem with the lack of sun during the winter. Often you will go weeks without seeing the sun. During December the sun sets at 4:30.
(yes). You go to work in the Dark and come home in the dark. The snow is dirty and brown. It can be bitingly cold for long periods of time. The snow and cold also make not having a car more difficult. Bus stops...cold...Walking, only where there are side walks. But many areas of the city and suburbs have sidewalks.



Then again...skiing (downhill) is 30 minutes away...cross country skiing is everywhere (local golf courses, trails etc..) Ice skating is available in many places. The Adirondacks are 80 miles away. (more of a summer destination)

To get to NYC...bus or train. There is an Amtrak station in East Syracuse.

I'd offer a warning to somebody who says they "dislike but don't hate the cold"...Syracuse is one snowy, windy, cold place. The winter is long
It has since moved to the Transportation Center near DestinyUSA. That is where the bus station is as well now.

I wonder if a town like Spafford may have lax zoning laws too.

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Old 09-22-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Check out the areas near Fabius, Apulia, and unincorporated space between these towns and Jamesville. Apulia is half an hour south of Syracuse. So, it's within commuting distance, but it's very rural. I'd be surprised if they have zoning there. If you check out google maps you can see there is a lot of open space there. I'd guess you could either buy some land or lease some space from a farmer in the area.
Thanks! I hadn't considered leasing the land. That's a good idea, especially if you build something on wheels.


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The snow and weather is a significant part of Syracuse's character. Outsiders seem to have the biggest problem with the lack of sun during the winter. Often you will go weeks without seeing the sun. During December the sun sets at 4:30.
(yes). You go to work in the Dark and come home in the dark. The snow is dirty and brown. It can be bitingly cold for long periods of time. The snow and cold also make not having a car more difficult. Bus stops...cold...Walking, only where there are side walks. But many areas of the city and suburbs have sidewalks.
I'm getting a little worried about Syracuse in general. I haven't moved yet because my new company is very, very slow (must be the cold, haha) and I keep hearing that from people.

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Then again...skiing (downhill) is 30 minutes away...cross country skiing is everywhere (local golf courses, trails etc..) Ice skating is available in many places. The Adirondacks are 80 miles away. (more of a summer destination)

To get to NYC...bus or train. There is an Amtrak station in East Syracuse.

I'd offer a warning to somebody who says they "dislike but don't hate the cold"...Syracuse is one snowy, windy, cold place. The winter is long
Good news about public transit. Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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I'm getting a little worried about Syracuse in general. I haven't moved yet because my new company is very, very slow (must be the cold, haha) and I keep hearing that from people.
I know nothing about your company, but this is setting off some red flags. Not only are they taking forever, but they also gave you the wrong location (Liverpool is not Syracuse) and also they didn't know how many employees they had? Seems fishy and I wouldn't be jumping up and down about a job that doesn't seem to have their stuff together
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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I know nothing about your company, but this is setting off some red flags. Not only are they taking forever, but they also gave you the wrong location (Liverpool is not Syracuse) and also they didn't know how many employees they had? Seems fishy and I wouldn't be jumping up and down about a job that doesn't seem to have their stuff together
It's a legit company. It's very famous in my field, but I'm starting to feel the same way as you. Unfortunately, I've been job searching for almost a year now-- I have to take something. But another company is flying me out west for a final interview next week. I'm excited about that one!
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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It's a legit company. It's very famous in my field, but I'm starting to feel the same way as you. Unfortunately, I've been job searching for almost a year now-- I have to take something. But another company is flying me out west for a final interview next week. I'm excited about that one!
Oh yeah, I believe you that it's a legit company. I'm just saying I wouldn't be putting all your eggs in this basket. I went through something similar a year ago. In the end, the actions of the company were so completely off-putting to me that I declined their offer. If it was such a cluster to get me to that point, I couldn't even imagine what it would be like actually working for the company. Fortunately, I got an offer from another company as well and I accepted that one and moved down to Philly
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I believe you that it's a legit company. I'm just saying I wouldn't be putting all your eggs in this basket. I went through something similar a year ago. In the end, the actions of the company were so completely off-putting to me that I declined their offer. If it was such a cluster to get me to that point, I couldn't even imagine what it would be like actually working for the company. Fortunately, I got an offer from another company as well and I accepted that one and moved down to Philly
Yeah, that's about where I am right now. Hope I get the job that I'm interviewing for next week, but using this one as a backup just in case.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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If you were working in Liverpool...you could look North for land. It's pretty sparse even 10 miles north. Of course you would be in the middle of a pretty harsh snow belt.

I like the concept behind tiny houses. You should be aware that in addition to worrying about zoning laws, which do tend to apply only in incorporated areas, most countys employ building codes. These would specify such things as the depth of the foundation...ie you'd probably need a basement. Also you'd need to be connected to water and sewer,or a septic system. If you build the house on a trailer (which it seems a lot of people do), you could get around this.

Liverpool and Baldwinsville are pretty nice places to work and live...so good luck.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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Yeah, that's about where I am right now. Hope I get the job that I'm interviewing for next week, but using this one as a backup just in case.
Best of luck!!
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