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Old 08-13-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
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Hello,

My husband is considering a new job that would allow us to live in the Syracuse area. He would commute to the Syracuse airport on Day 1 and then go home on Day 7, so the commute would essentially be twice weekly. I would probably continue to work as an RN, assuming I find employment. We are currently in Arizona and are interested in a place (kids grown) that is close or walkable to a cute downtown with restaurants and coffee shops. Because I'm unclear on the tax situation there (we own a house in PA and it is a bit unusual with taxation, as is much of that part of the country), it's difficult to identify an exact price range (utilities, as well). Ideally, we would pay under $200,000, with property taxes not exceeding $6,000 or so a year. Anything less is a bonus

Is that possible? If so, what cities/towns would be recommended? Also, my husband is an avid road cyclist and motorcyclist, so nice, rural roads would be great.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. There are other cities from which he can be based, but the Syracuse area seem so lovely from the photos (and something new for us).
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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Yes, that is possible, but just make sure to do the research.

As for places to possibly look into, what are you looking for in a community? Skaneateles, Cazenovia, Baldwinsville, Liverpool, Fayetteville and Manlius are some area villages with nice Downtowns. In terms of small cities, Auburn and Oswego(keep snow in mind during the winter) are a couple that have nice Downtowns. Both are further away from Syracuse and would be something to keep in mind. There may be others that fit, depending on what you are looking for(Marcellus, Chittenango, etc.).
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
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Yes, that is possible, but just make sure to do the research.

As for places to possibly look into, what are you looking for in a community? Skaneateles, Cazenovia, Baldwinsville, Liverpool, Fayetteville and Manlius are some area villages with nice Downtowns. In terms of small cities, Auburn and Oswego(keep snow in mind during the winter) are a couple that have nice Downtowns. Both are further away from Syracuse and would be something to keep in mind. There may be others that fit, depending on what you are looking for(Marcellus, Chittenango, etc.).
Truthfully, I've never been to the area. We currently live in AZ and can decide between NY and Anchorage. I do know, in a perfect world, we would live in a house that allows us to walk to a downtown and enjoy a nice cup of coffee on a cold day (we've lived in cold climates before), a nice restaurant, or an entertainment venue. A nice restaurant could be as simple as a couple of slices of pizza or a quaint place with a patio/umbrellas. Some interesting shops would be nice, as well.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Truthfully, I've never been to the area. We currently live in AZ and can decide between NY and Anchorage. I do know, in a perfect world, we would live in a house that allows us to walk to a downtown and enjoy a nice cup of coffee on a cold day (we've lived in cold climates before), a nice restaurant, or an entertainment venue. A nice restaurant could be as simple as a couple of slices of pizza or a quaint place with a patio/umbrellas. Some interesting shops would be nice, as well.
I would say to look into the places mentioned earlier or I dare say Syracuse neighborhoods like Westcott or Eastwood due to mentioning the entertainment venue. This is in the Westcott neighborhood: The Westcott Theater

This venue is in Eastwood: The Palace On James

There's this theater in the village of Manlius: Home

Auburn has this in its Downtown: Auburn Public Theater | Performance, Cinema, Education & Community

There are others, but given what you mentioned, I'd honestly look into Westcott: https://westcottsyr.com/org/wna/

Or the village of Manlius in terms of a suburb: Manlius Village, NY | Official Website

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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I would say to look into the places mentioned earlier or I dare say Syracuse neighborhoods like Westcott or Eastwood due to mentioning the entertainment venue. This is in the Westcott neighborhood: The Westcott Theater

This venue is in Eastwood: The Palace On James

There's this theater in the village of Manlius: Home

Auburn has this in its Downtown: Auburn Public Theater | Performance, Cinema, Education & Community

There are others, but given what you mentioned, I'd honestly look into Westcott: https://westcottsyr.com/org/wna/

Or the village of Manlius in terms of a suburb: Manlius Village, NY | Official Website
Another sleeper I just thought about, if you don't mind small town/rural or snow is maybe Pulaski. They have this venue: Homepage | Kallet Theater I don't necessarily know about the village having interesting shops, but it is walkable and is great if you like to fish or like outdoorsy things to do. It is in Oswego County about 30 minutes or so north of the airport and about 35-40 minutes south of Fort Drum Army Base. Village Of Pulaski: Homepage: [Digital Towpath]

Pulaski Chamber of Commerce Our mission is to Engage, Empower, and Enrich our Shared Community.

The closest hospital would likely be Oswego Hospital if you decided to move there, but Samaritan Hospital in Watertown or the hospitals/facilities in and around Syracuse may be options as well.

Cazenovia has this theater located on the campus of Cazenovia College: Catherine Cummings Theatre | Cazenovia College

Cazenovia is a very nice, walkable lakeside village in Madison County that would fit as well: Village of Cazenovia
Welcome to the GCACC Website! - Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce

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Old 08-14-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Marcellus, a nice community that doesn't mentioned too much on here, has this place, that has live music occasionally: Abbott's Village Tavern - Entertainment


Its village is also walkable and has a small town, almost Norman Rockwellish feel to it: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9824...7i13312!8i6656


Village of Marcellus - Home
Town of Marcellus


It is SW of Syracuse and in order to get to the airport, it is likely better to take Route 174 to Route 5 to Route 695 east to 690 east, get off at the Bear Street exit and take I-81 to the airport. Big box shopping will be in Camillus.


It is also a town away from this very nice community that many on here and in general like: Home
Welcome to the Village of Skaneateles!
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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If the I-81 elevated structure is replaced by a surface boulevard, likely areas to the north and west of Syracuse will be relatively disadvantaged for access to the ed and med center compared to the south.

Cortland, a college town 35 to 45 minutes from the Syracuse medical complex, is chock a block with cheap eats in the downtown area. Unfortunately, promotion is not their strong suit so links are difficult to follow.
Cortland, NY | Official Website
Cortland Downtown Parnership Main
Cortland Standard – Serving Cortland, New York, and surrounding communities since 1867
https://www.wxhc.com/
There is even an outpost of the Anchorage-style coffee shack culture.
https://cnycoffee.com/
In another direction 20 to 30 minutes from Cortland is Ithaca, noted for many different cuisine restaurants as well.

2010 US Census urban area or urban cluster populations of some locales mentioned in this thread:
Oswego 39,385 (extends to include Fulton)
Auburn 32,274
Cortland 27,493 (includes Homer)
Skaneateles 3,524
Cazenovia 3,114

Syracuse UA population 2010 412,317
The Syracuse UA extends in various directions to Marcellus, past Manlius, past Central Square, to Phoenix.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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If the I-81 elevated structure is replaced by a surface boulevard, likely areas to the north and west of Syracuse will be relatively disadvantaged for access to the ed and med center compared to the south.

Cortland, a college town 35 to 45 minutes from the Syracuse medical complex, is chock a block with cheap eats in the downtown area. Unfortunately, promotion is not their strong suit so links are difficult to follow.
Cortland, NY | Official Website
Cortland Downtown Parnership Main
Cortland Standard – Serving Cortland, New York, and surrounding communities since 1867
https://www.wxhc.com/
There is even an outpost of the Anchorage-style coffee shack culture.
https://cnycoffee.com/
In another direction 20 to 30 minutes from Cortland is Ithaca, noted for many different cuisine restaurants as well.

2010 US Census urban area or urban cluster populations of some locales mentioned in this thread:
Oswego 39,385 (extends to include Fulton)
Auburn 32,274
Cortland 27,493 (includes Homer)
Skaneateles 3,524
Cazenovia 3,114

Syracuse UA population 2010 412,317
The Syracuse UA extends in various directions to Marcellus, past Manlius, past Central Square, to Phoenix.
Homer itself may work too, given that they have this venue in the village: http://www.center4art.org

ki0eh, do you know if the census has a map showing the outline of the urban areas? It is interesting how many different UA's there are in the metro/region of various sizes.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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ki0eh, do you know if the census has a map showing the outline of the urban areas? It is interesting how many different UA's there are in the metro/region of various sizes.
https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/2010ua.html
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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