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Old 04-05-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Hello!
My husband will be attending SUNY Albany in the fall for graduate school. We would like to find a place to live that is commutable to Albany but has more of a village feel than suburbia or city.
We would love to be able to walk to a local coffee shop and actually know the name of the person pouring the coffee.
He doesn't want to commute more than 30 minutes.
Any ideas?!?
Thanks everyone!
~J
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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Perhaps the villages of Colonie, Menands, Scotia and maybe Altamont. Delmar, which is a census designated place, has a village like set up.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Delmar!
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Scotia came to mind first. But I do like Altamont too.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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Kinderhook is something to consider. 25 minutes by car, most of it highway driving. I'm opposed to lengthy car commutes but Kinderhook is such a charming village that it's worth the trip.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Waterford might fit the bill, just be far enough away from the river that you won't flood. There are a lot of owner occupied two families that are well kept and rents are reasonable. Lot's to walk to including coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, banking, library, etc.

You can pick up 787 and be there in under 25 minutes.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Albany NY
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Default Delmar - a great village

I would recommend Delmar, NY. [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delmar,_New_York]Delmar, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url]

Delmar is very close to the city, reasonable cost of living, with a walkable village feel. The section of Delmar, called Old Delmar, offers walkable commercial area and nice older homes with large lots.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Scotia, Altamont, or Voorheesville.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Woods
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Ballston Spa would be my vote. Total village feel, with an awesome corner coffee shop that's not a chain! It might push 25 minutes during rush, but its worth it, IMO. I used to go to their sister cafe in Glens Falls all the time, great place with open mic nights, etc.

Coffee Planet
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