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Old 07-10-2021, 06:44 PM
 
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Depending on where you live in Skan, Wegmans, Walmart, and Lowe's are 10 minutes away. Most towns around here don't have those stores. That's part of living in the FLX region. You accept that's part of living here. I can't think of the last time I went to one of the metros for 1 item that I couldn't get locally. I save those types of things for when I want to make a trip and go to several stores. I live an hour+ from Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca. You learn to adapt.
That’s all I was trying to say about Skaneateles. All of those things you mentioned are in Auburn either Downtown(Wegmans) or Grant Avenue. Then, things such as Costco, Home Depot, Long Horn Steakhouse and another Walmart are 20 minutes away in Camillus. So, both are viable areas for people in Skaneateles to go to for shopping, outside of what they have in the community.

As for Emerson Park, it also houses the Rev Theater, which puts on professional theater. So, a person in Skaneateles could choose between going there or to Syracuse Stage in 25-30 minutes tops. That may be something that would appeal to the things that Blessed1USA has been looking for in terms of the arts in a new location.

As for Trader Joe’s and Texas Roadhouse, both are on Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt about 30-35 minutes from Skaneateles.

Ithaca does get a bump from Cornell and Ithaca College. So, it probably has less year round residents than Auburn. Students are counted in the census and a lot of students are counted towards the town of Ithaca.
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Old 07-11-2021, 01:22 PM
 
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What can you ONLY buy in Syracuse? Have you heard of this thing called the internet?
Yes, I have. Do they deliver instantly now, or do you still have to wait a day or 2 for it to arrive? Too late.
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Old 07-11-2021, 03:08 PM
 
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Shopping will not be an issue for those that live in Skaneateles. There is plenty within a short/reasonable drive, including within the village. Just between Auburn and Camillus, you don’t necessarily have to go to Syracuse, if at all for anything in terms of shopping.

Camillus is more in line with a town such as Henrietta, between shopping at Township 5, the Camillus Commons area(where the former Camillus Mall was) and the Fairmount Fair area(a former enclosed mall that has comeback as a plaza). Auburn’s Grant Avenue on the city’s East Side closer to Skaneateles has a bunch of stores between those in Auburn Plaza, Wal*Mart and Lowe’s. Fingerlakes Crossing/Fingerlakes II across Clark Street Road from what’s left of Fingerlakes Mall(still has movies and Bass Pro) has some stores as well. All of this is within 20 minutes or so of Skaneateles.

Some information on these places: Township 5 – Eat, Shop, Live, Play, Work Township 5 is an open-air lifestyle center that includes convenient shopping, unique dining options, medical offices and a boutique apartment community that will open in April 2016.

Camillus Commons: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mal...millus-commons

Fairmount Fair: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mal...fairmount-fair

Auburn Plaza: https://www.discoverupstateny.com/pa.../auburn-plaza/

Fingerlakes Crossing/Fingerlakes II: http://www.cameronllc.com/wp-content...g-11.13.19.pdf

Skaneateles shopping: https://www.skaneateles.com/visit/shopping

I left out some other shopping in between as well.
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Old 07-11-2021, 03:18 PM
 
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Yes, I have. Do they deliver instantly now, or do you still have to wait a day or 2 for it to arrive? Too late.
I've already asked once and you ignored it. What do you need so badly that you can't wait for a day or two? There's no guarantee a store would have any item in stock especially nowadays.
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:25 PM
 
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Yes, all of the Finger Lakes are nice. Some more than others, depending on your definition of nice. I would guess that you would have to decide how important certain things are to you, like grocery shopping, general shopping, healthcare and hospitals, auto dealers and repairs....... If those things are important, you can only find them in Ithaca, Geneva or Canandaigua. Yes, of course, some of these things are available, but at a much smaller scale, and maybe seasonal.

I guess what I'm saying is, as many in the video were vacationing, but as far as living year round, would that fit your lifestyle.

My unsolicited advice is to just throw a dart at the map, and find a place to rent for a year, then you have dozens of places to visit in person on a day trip or weekend. Good Luck
Gotcha, that's good to know. Thank you!
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:27 PM
 
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Yes and like a poster mentioned in the thread in the Rochester forum, the video covers multiple communities in the Finger Lakes region that could/would have what you are looking for.
Yes, he did a good job covering the area with wit and a positive outlook.
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:41 PM
 
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That’s all I was trying to say about Skaneateles. All of those things you mentioned are in Auburn either Downtown(Wegmans) or Grant Avenue. Then, things such as Costco, Home Depot, Long Horn Steakhouse and another Walmart are 20 minutes away in Camillus. So, both are viable areas for people in Skaneateles to go to for shopping, outside of what they have in the community.

As for Emerson Park, it also houses the Rev Theater, which puts on professional theater. So, a person in Skaneateles could choose between going there or to Syracuse Stage in 25-30 minutes tops. That may be something that would appeal to the things that Blessed1USA has been looking for in terms of the arts in a new location.

As for Trader Joe’s and Texas Roadhouse, both are on Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt about 30-35 minutes from Skaneateles.

Ithaca does get a bump from Cornell and Ithaca College. So, it probably has less year round residents than Auburn. Students are counted in the census and a lot of students are counted towards the town of Ithaca.
This is pretty much how I would have to shop here in Nassau County, but I do a lot of ordering online and don't plan on changing that pattern anytime soon. I'm not big on bag schlepping. I'm a pretty flexible person, but I think when I get the chance to visit the different places, I will know for sure.
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:26 AM
 
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Shopping will not be an issue for those that live in Skaneateles. There is plenty within a short/reasonable drive, including within the village. Just between Auburn and Camillus, you don’t necessarily have to go to Syracuse, if at all for anything in terms of shopping.

Camillus is more in line with a town such as Henrietta, between shopping at Township 5, the Camillus Commons area(where the former Camillus Mall was) and the Fairmount Fair area(a former enclosed mall that has comeback as a plaza). Auburn’s Grant Avenue on the city’s East Side closer to Skaneateles has a bunch of stores between those in Auburn Plaza, Wal*Mart and Lowe’s. Fingerlakes Crossing/Fingerlakes II across Clark Street Road from what’s left of Fingerlakes Mall(still has movies and Bass Pro) has some stores as well. All of this is within 20 minutes or so of Skaneateles.

Some information on these places: Township 5 – Eat, Shop, Live, Play, Work Township 5 is an open-air lifestyle center that includes convenient shopping, unique dining options, medical offices and a boutique apartment community that will open in April 2016.

Camillus Commons: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mal...millus-commons

Fairmount Fair: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mal...fairmount-fair

Auburn Plaza: https://www.discoverupstateny.com/pa.../auburn-plaza/

Fingerlakes Crossing/Fingerlakes II: http://www.cameronllc.com/wp-content...g-11.13.19.pdf

Skaneateles shopping: https://www.skaneateles.com/visit/shopping

I left out some other shopping in between as well.
Just to add to this, for hospitals, you can go to either Auburn General(good for basic things) or Community General Hospital on Onondaga Hill. There is also Immediate Care West in Camillus as well.

Dave Pirro Ford is a car dealership in Skaneateles: https://www.davepirroford.com/?utm_s...l&mcmid=gmbsls
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9446...2!9m2!1b1!2i37

You also have some car dealerships on Grant Avenue in Auburn like the Fox Dealerships on the very eastern edge of that city: https://www.foxdealerships.com/
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9616...2!9m2!1b1!2i37
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Old 07-14-2021, 08:58 PM
 
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Upstate Hospital was just named the 35th best large employer in the United States by Forbes, so not sure where all the hospital-bashing is coming from. It is also the central major hospital center for the entire middle third of the state of New York. If your local hospital can't handle your injury or ailment they send you to Upstate.
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:35 PM
 
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^Yes and Community General is now a part of Upstate. For those that don’t know, Syracuse also has St. Joseph’s Hospital on the city’s North Side and Crouse Hospital also on University Hill(like Upstate). Both of which are known for heart health care.

Also, Syracuse supposedly has one of the best VA Hospitals in the country.
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