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Old 10-27-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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Hello everyone, my husband and I are thinking about re-locating to Saratoga Springs. We are both 26 yrs old and have 2 young children. I am from California my husband is from upstate NY (we met in college).
We would be able to live in a house in Saratoga rent free (we would only pay utilities and taxes). His Mom inherited the house, so that is why we could live there rent free.
I have heard Saratoga is a bit expensive and pretentious, but that doesn't bother me too much, since I grew up in a very expensive pretentious CA coastal town.
My issues with the area have to do with the weather:

I have heard upstate NY is very humid in the summers. I am prone to sinus and ear infections and living in a dry climate is best for my allergies.
How terrible is the humidity in Saratoga?

Exactly how long and cold are the winters? I attended college in ID and Northern UT, so I have experienced very cold winters (getting down to an average of 9 degrees) and lasting from Oct-March. Is Saratoga worse than this?

Is Saratoga windy? The winters in ID were very cold and were made worse by the terrible wind!

I have heard ticks carrying lyme disease are prevalent in upstate NY, is this a very big issue or not a big deal?

Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Pricey, yes, but not pretentious.

upstate Ny is very nice in the summer- not much humidity- you may get a few days in the summer that are uncomfortable but not many- actually upstate NY is famous for having great summers !

Exactly how long and cold are the winters? December to late March, not so terribly cold, lots of snow, very pretty.
Is Saratoga windy? Not like ID. I lived in NE, SD, IA. I know what you mean about wind in the west.

I have heard ticks carrying lyme disease are prevalent in upstate NY, is this a very big issue or not a big deal? It is a HUGE deal. I recommend that you research this carefully.

Saratoga is a wonderful place- very unique- a great choice!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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Ticks with Lyme disease is a big deal in Upstate NY? I don't know about SS, but that is news to me for this part of Upstate NY.

Also, Albany averages about as much as Denver(64 in. vs. 60 in.) So, while they get their share of snow in the area, there are areas in Upstate NY that get much more. It gets taken care of in a timely manner though.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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My husband's Uncle who lives in upstate NY got lyme disease and they have a ton of ticks on their property (they live in the country). They have lots of deer and rabbits running around on their property. I am just wondering if this is an issue in Saratoga Springs or in other city areas or is it mostly if you live out in the country? And, is it a big enough issue to make one consider not moving out there?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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My husband's Uncle who lives in upstate NY got lyme disease and they have a ton of ticks on their property (they live in the country). They have lots of deer and rabbits running around on their property. I am just wondering if this is an issue in Saratoga Springs or in other city areas or is it mostly if you live out in the country? And, is it a big enough issue to make one consider not moving out there?
I can see how it is an issue out in the country, but not in the urban areas. That's why I found it odd that one would be concerned about that in Saratoga Springs.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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Saratoga IS "out in the country"; that is, it is not really what one would call an "urban" area

According to the CDC, New York ranks #1 in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the U.S.; but it does not break the state into regions.

http://module.lymediseaseassociation...008summary.pdf

Lyme Disease Association | Total Lyme Cases Reported by CDC 1990 - 2008
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:14 AM
 
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Saratoga IS "out in the country"; that is, it is not really what one would call an "urban" area

According to the CDC, New York ranks #1 in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the U.S.; but it does not break the state into regions.

http://module.lymediseaseassociation...008summary.pdf

Lyme Disease Association | Total Lyme Cases Reported by CDC 1990 - 2008
I'm talking about the city of Saratoga Springs. While it is not a big city, it is definitely urban.

Also, it doesn't surprise me that NY is number 1 considering it is the 3rd most populous state in the country. Every part of the state isn't like NYC, like many think it is. So, to be number 1 in that isn't surprising due to population and the way the state is set up. While it is real, I wouldn't make it seem like it's some epidemic here.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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Saratoga IS "out in the country"; that is, it is not really what one would call an "urban" area

According to the CDC, New York ranks #1 in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the U.S.; but it does not break the state into regions.

http://module.lymediseaseassociation...008summary.pdf

Lyme Disease Association | Total Lyme Cases Reported by CDC 1990 - 2008
We live in the Town of Saratoga "out in the country." We have dogs and several acres and haven't found a tick on them yet. Also neither of us have found ticks on ourselves and we do all our own outdoor work (lawns, gardens, pool, etc.) None of our neighbors has lyme disease either.

Saratoga Springs is not "out in the country." It is a suburban area, not urban. Possibly heavily tick areas are in mountaineous or wooded areas, which NYS has quite a bit of open space, which is why there might be so many cases.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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My husband's Uncle who lives in upstate NY got lyme disease and they have a ton of ticks on their property (they live in the country). They have lots of deer and rabbits running around on their property. I am just wondering if this is an issue in Saratoga Springs or in other city areas or is it mostly if you live out in the country? And, is it a big enough issue to make one consider not moving out there?
I wouldn't think it would be a big enough issue to make one consider not moving here. NYS and especially Saratoga is a great area to live. There are treatments you can put on your grass to prevent ticks if you are that fearful.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:07 AM
 
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Wood ticks and the smaller deer ticks can be found pretty much throughout the state. HOWEVER, the
ticks are only found in large numbers in the lower HUDSON valley - and south....and the lower half of the Catskills - and southeast to NYC.
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