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Old 10-08-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Hey, I'm looking to hear from upstate New Yorker's. My family is looking to relocate upstate, and we are in the research stage. My fiance wants to relocate for financial reasons, and he wants off Long Island.

What towns are best? We like the outdoors; mountains and lakes would be great for us to live near. I was thinking Lake Placid, Albany area (suburbs) or Westchester. Great schools and a family oriented community are a must, as we have kids in school.

Any realtors on here? Feel free to contact me. Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-08-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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Look around the Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls areas. They are close to each other. So, anything in that area would be fine. If you don't mind going a bit further north, Plattsburgh might be a great option and it is about an hour south of Montreal.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Thank you. I'll read about those areas and check the maps.

Do you know what the weather is like in those ares? Do they all have major snow storms...with snow that blocks door ways? I'm so use to 4 seasons down here.

I have a friend who has a house near the Woodstock area, ands she say's pretty much every winter their front door is snowed in.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Thank you. I'll read about those areas and check the maps.

Do you know what the weather is like in those ares? Do they all have major snow storms...with snow that blocks door ways? I'm so use to 4 seasons down here.

I have a friend who has a house near the Woodstock area, ands she say's pretty much every winter their front door is snowed in.
Actually, the Albany area averages 64 inches of snow during the winter. So, it's not as bad as other parts of the state.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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Although the snow may be heavy, roads are cleared quickly, even in the rural areas.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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The suburbs around Albany may be a good fit. Much lower cost of living than NYC metro and some very good school districts. You're an hour or so to the mountains (Adirondacks up north and Catskills south) for outdoor activities. You'll have 4 seasons. And snow gets cleared pretty quickly.

Lake Placid is pretty far north and it's a snow area and a bit isolated. Westchester is very expensive.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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You might want to look at Queensbury just north of Glens Falls. Housing cost appear resonable, the schools are well reviewed on Greatschools.net and there is a hiking/biking trail to Lake George 15mi away. We are starting to look at the area to retire to, shopping appears good and BJ's is 15min away.

Good Luck.
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