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Old 05-26-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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Hi there,

We have a potential relocation from Madison, WI to the Syracuse area. Wondering what suburbs are family friendly, have good schools, and lots of amenities (costco, target, etc)?

Looking for a house with around 0.5-1 acre. $400,000-$525,000, 4-5bdrm, 3000+ sqft, etc.

What is the demeanor in Syracuse? Is everyone fairly friendly? Do most people like interacting with their neighbors? Is there really THAT much snow? (We're from Canada originally so it would be a big PLUS for us).

Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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Hi there,

We have a potential relocation from Madison, WI to the Syracuse area. Wondering what suburbs are family friendly, have good schools, and lots of amenities (costco, target, etc)?

Looking for a house with around 0.5-1 acre. $400,000-$525,000, 4-5bdrm, 3000+ sqft, etc.

What is the demeanor in Syracuse? Is everyone fairly friendly? Do most people like interacting with their neighbors? Is there really THAT much snow? (We're from Canada originally so it would be a big PLUS for us).

Thanks!
This will depend on where you are going to be working, but traffic isn't that bad in the area. With that said, Camillus is the only suburban town where there is a Target and a Costco and would be a good choice. You wouldn't have to pay that much for the kind of property you are looking for either. Onondaga Hill, which is another western suburb will the kind of properties you are looking for. West Genesee(Camillus) and Westhill(most of Onondaga Hill) are good school districts. West Genesee is a bigger district. Skaneateles and Marcellus are a couple of other communities in the western part of the county that are worth a look. Is there anything else you are looking for in a neighborhood/community? Where in Canada are you from originally?


Demeanors can vary. In general, people can be/are pretty friendly. Depends on the neighborhood. Yes, but the further north in the metro, generally the more snow.


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Old 05-27-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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Hi there,

We have a potential relocation from Madison, WI to the Syracuse area. Wondering what suburbs are family friendly, have good schools, and lots of amenities (costco, target, etc)?

Looking for a house with around 0.5-1 acre. $400,000-$525,000, 4-5bdrm, 3000+ sqft, etc.

What is the demeanor in Syracuse? Is everyone fairly friendly? Do most people like interacting with their neighbors? Is there really THAT much snow? (We're from Canada originally so it would be a big PLUS for us).

Thanks!
Be sure to checkout the towns of Fayetteville and Manlius (and DeWitt). Great schools, nice educated people, beautiful areas . . . also, 10-20 minutes to downtown, door to door, depending on where you live and work. You pay more, but it's worth it in my opinion.

There are plenty of big box stores within 5-10 minutes.

On average, Syracuse gets 10 feet of snow per season. So, yes. People are generally nice, friendly, diverse and open minded. A nice area overall.

Mick
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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Is there anything else OP or is this it?
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the info! One other thing- are there many thunderstorms? Great info on neighborhoods and I'm looking into all of them!
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the info! One other thing- are there many thunderstorms? Great info on neighborhoods and I'm looking into all of them!
Many thunderstorms? The area gets them, but I'm not sure what "many" means in this context.

Where would you be working in terms of the location in the area? That could help make things easier for you.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:48 PM
 
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My husband just found out his office is moving to Syracuse and we'll get more info in the coming weeks. I wish I had more information, but unfortunately, right now this is all we know.

To be more specific- are the thunderstorms significant? Pretty much everything else I've been able to google but the weather statistics are so all over the place.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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My husband just found out his office is moving to Syracuse and we'll get more info in the coming weeks. I wish I had more information, but unfortunately, right now this is all we know.

To be more specific- are the thunderstorms significant? Pretty much everything else I've been able to google but the weather statistics are so all over the place.
Thunderstorms can be "significant", but most cause minimal to no damage.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:49 PM
 
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I would bet that Madison and Syracuse are very comparable as far as Thunderstorms go. As a matter of fact, if you like Madison, you will be very comfortable in Syracuse. Pretty much same geography (kettle-moraine) and weather with perhaps a bit more snow in Syracuse. Good luck with your transfer.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:41 PM
 
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I would bet that Madison and Syracuse are very comparable as far as Thunderstorms go. As a matter of fact, if you like Madison, you will be very comfortable in Syracuse. Pretty much same geography (kettle-moraine) and weather with perhaps a bit more snow in Syracuse. Good luck with your transfer.
Just curious, but what would be viewed as the nicest suburbs of Madison? I'm only asking in terms of possibly pointing out similar areas in the Syracuse area.
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