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Old 01-13-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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I will very likely be starting a new job that requires relocating Albany, NY. Admittedly, I know very little about the area. My aunt lived in NY for many years, but she could only provide me with a handful of outdated knowledge about the Albany area.

If anyone could answer the following questions at some point, I'd be more than appreciative:

1) I'd be a transplant from down south (North Carolina). I know the winters will be rough. But is it pretty easy to get around despite the snows? I assume it is of course, I just don't have much experience driving in winter weather and it's something I'm a little concerned about. I'm sure clearing the roads is 1000% better there than here.

2) My work location will be near Hoffman Park. Any recommendations on where to live if I want a short commute? I'm looking to rent, not buy a house, as this assignment would likely only be for one to two years.

3) I'll be making a little more than $50k per year. Obviously I can survive on that, just curious what kind of lifestyle I can expect for the area. I'm in my late 20s, single, with few other expenses except for a couple thousand left in student loan debt.

4) Speaking of lifestyle, how is it for younger folk such as myself?

5) Generally speaking, how will a transplant such as myself be received? I'm prepared for people to point out my accent all the time. :P Seriously, though, I just ask because living in NC we have a lot of northerners move down here and there is some (although they're a minority) grumbling from a lot of old Southerners about the Yankee invasion.

Again, thanks in advance for any insights. I'm excited about the potential move. I hear it's a beautiful area.
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