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Old 02-09-2011, 08:35 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to city data and hope I can find the information im looking for here. I am looking to leave Staten Island, NYC and move upstate with the wife and kids (1 pre-school/1 toddler). This place is not were I want to continue raising my children! My wife is originally from upstate, ny so we have lived up here before just not as far up as Albany. This city is way overpriced and this island is filled with the wrong people to raise my family around to be honest. I want a better life for my boys a house with a yard that wont break the bank to live in would be nice. I have my A.S in Criminal Justice (Working on my Bach) which I hope will help me eventually get into the police or fire fighter field. I am a certified EMT (Just received certification). The wife is working on completing her A.S in Business Administration (She is a stay at home mom down here but will be looking for work once she completes her A.S). We figure our budget for a place would be $1200 which for that we would like a 3 bedroom house with a nice size yard! I would be looking for work in the albany vicinity so ideally we would like to stay within 30 mins of the city if possible. I would like info on any affordable surrounding areas that is a great and safe place to raise a family? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You in advance.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:50 AM
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Afford able depends upon what you consider it to be. in comparison to Staten Island, I'm sure the whole area is more affordable for the most part. There are plenty of good school districts like Niskayuna, Guilderland, North Colonie, South Colonie, Bethlehem, Shenendehowa, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Scotia, East Greenbush, Averill Park and some others. This website can give you an idea in terms of housing prices: Search for New York Real Estate

Just inter a price range that you would feel comfortable with and see what comes up.

As for jobs, this website might work, as it has postings from various regions within Upstate NY: Central New York Jobs
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:08 AM
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You are right everything is cheaper compared to NYC. Thank you for your help.
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