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Old 07-13-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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I am currently a resident of Cazenovia, soon to be relocating for a job opportunity. Caz is a small town, situated on a lake, about a 30 minute drive from Syracuse. It's close to a skihill which makes the winter more enjoyable. The schools are great too. Definitely a place to consider for your family.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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We live in Clifton Park, NY and might have a job oppty in Syracuse, NY - was a big change from LI to Syracuse? We lived in Bay Shore for 10 years before living here for 4.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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As far as where to live, I would not recommend living directly in Syracuse. However, the areas around it are nice.
Even someone from England agrees with you on that point.....


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Old 07-18-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: portsmouth nh
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i grew up in auburn ny about half hour from syracuse, auburn is a great town if your looking for cheap houseung and its a nice little quaint town i live in portsmouth nh which is on the seacoast were moveing back home in 2 years and i can,t wait!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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i grew up in auburn ny about half hour from syracuse, auburn is a great town if your looking for cheap houseung and its a nice little quaint town i live in portsmouth nh which is on the seacoast were moveing back home in 2 years and i can,t wait!!!!!
Great to hear you're moving back home! Good luck with your move!
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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As far as where to live, I would not recommend living directly in Syracuse. However, the areas around it are nice, Liverpool, Baldwinsville,Central Square, Oswego, Fulton, Tully, Marcellus,etc.
Can anyone explain with an honest opinion why living in Syracuse is not recommended? Is it high crime? Ghetto?

Would that be the entire city of Syracuse, or just the downtown area?

I'm seriously considering a move to Syracuse because of the great housing prices (houses under 100K). Any nice areas (in Syracuse) besides the surrounding areas?
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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There are nice neighborhoods in the city of Syracuse. Try looking in the Strathmore area, and around Woodland Reservoir and Bellevue Country Club.

Also, too many people are automatically suggesting Fayetteville-Manlius. West Genesee and Westhill are also good school districts, and I dare say the houses are a little cheaper.

If you absolutely MUST have a gigantic front lawn and a huge house where you can yell "Riiiiii-coooola" and have it echo down the front foyer, then try Fayetteville-Manlius or Clay. If you don't mind a smaller house (Cape Cods, ranches, etc) and having a lawn that you can actually maintain without needing a riding mower, try Westvale, Fairmount or Taunton.

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Old 07-23-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Can anyone explain with an honest opinion why living in Syracuse is not recommended? Is it high crime? Ghetto?
My Reasons for not recommending the City are....crime, bad schools, overall depressing built environment.

The built environment in the City of Syracuse is old and run-down looking in many, many neighborhoods. Most homes have overgrown landscaping, some homes are boarded up, many homes are in need of a fresh coat of paint and/or repairs. The main streets are just as depressing as the neighborhoods. Overgrown brush, ugly old buildings with no aesthetic quality. Then there is the litter.

The City of Syracuse is so small, only 25 sq. miles, that even if you're in a nice neighborhood like Strathmore or Sedgwick, you're not far from a bad neighborhood. That's why I generally recommend avoiding the city and search for a place to live in suburbs. The suburbs are much safer, have better schools and are more pleasing to the eyes.

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Old 07-31-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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Well, the Syracuse area obviously has a bit of a problem with suburbanites not knowing much about the city. (It's not quite as bad a divide as in, say, Rochester, but still there.)

If you don't consider the nicer Syracuse neighborhoods you are really missing out on a lot. It depends on what you want. Personally I find the "nice" suburbs (particularly to the east) to be kind of snooty and overrated and certainly the new housing developments out in the country are ugly and soulless. But that is some people's idea of gracious living. Being in a huge house with a huge front yard with no trees and having to drive to do your shopping at the big box store with the massive parking lot.

If you have lived in a city before, Syracuse has some neighborhoods which are safe and pretty. Come on -- all cities do. My brother lives in the outer Strathmore area and has never had a problem with crime.

There IS a happy medium in the older suburbs, but I think most people really want those humungous "country" homes.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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AS far as I can remember...I hope to move back that way within a few months or so, the only area that was really bad was in southern syracuse, everyone told me to steer clear and one day I got lost there and had fruit thrown at my car, so hard that it cracked my window..I am looking to move to east syrcause this time, I loved onondoga hill but I want more anemiites this time, without having to go into the city proper or to camillus..and the FM are the best schools, westhill is second in my opinion.
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