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Old 06-04-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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Is public pre-K a requirement? I didn't read that. I know its cheaper, though.

In my experience, the crappier towns have public pre-K.
The OP also said that they weren't a fan of "cookie-cutter neighborhoods in suburbia" which describes Clifton Park to a tee.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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The OP also said that they weren't a fan of "cookie-cutter neighborhoods in suburbia" which describes Clifton Park to a tee.
I read that and I don't think it does. But I know what you mean. Actually, I don't think anywhere in the Northeast has true cookie cutter housing, for the most part. This is what I think of when I think of cookie cutter housing and is something that Atlanta has a lot of:


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Here's what I think of in Clifton Park: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...!6m1!1e1?hl=en
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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The OP also said that they weren't a fan of "cookie-cutter neighborhoods in suburbia" which describes Clifton Park to a tee.
You beat me to the punch, as I was going to enter that edit in the previous post.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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Is public pre-K a requirement? I didn't read that. I know its cheaper, though.

In my experience, the crappier towns have public pre-K.
That last sentence isn't necessarily true, as South Colonie is a pretty good SD and most of the others, while being more blue collar and aren't as highly acclaimed, aren't terrible.

Do you have an alternative Pre-K program in the Clifton Park area to suggest?

Also, what about traffic/commute factors?

That original post also mentioned an area with a Downtown to walk to.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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I read that and I don't think it does. But I know what you mean. Actually, I don't think anywhere in the Northeast has true cookie cutter housing, for the most part. This is what I think of when I think of cookie cutter housing and is something that Atlanta has a lot of:


Appalachian Aerial Images

Here's what I think of in Clifton Park: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...!6m1!1e1?hl=en
I guess I don't see much of a difference. Sure, Clifton Park has more trees and different types of houses than the other neighborhood, but it's still just a bunch of houses plopped right next to each other. I'm not emphasizing the "cookie-cutter" aspect, i'm emphasizing the "suburbia" aspect.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:10 AM
 
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That last sentence isn't necessarily true, as South Colonie is a pretty good SD and most of the others, while being more blue collar and aren't as highly acclaimed, aren't terrible.

Do you have an alternative Pre-K program in the Clifton Park area to suggest?

Also, what about traffic/commute factors?

That original post also mentioned an area with a Downtown to walk to.
Its a generalized statement. It doesn't apply to anywhere, and I said it was my opinion. Here in NJ, its generally like that, NY I don't imagine being much different.

DeBlasios campaign has been all about pre-K, it for the working poor in NYC. Rich people on the Upper East side aren't demanding public pre-K.

I can see Syracuse having it well before Fayetteville does. Just sayin

I have no alternatives to suggest.

The commute from Clifton PArk to Watervliet or Albany isn't bad.

Downtown- you got Saratoga Sprngs, Ballston Spa, all pretty close by.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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I guess I don't see much of a difference. Sure, Clifton Park has more trees and different types of houses than the other neighborhood, but it's still just a bunch of houses plopped right next to each other. I'm not emphasizing the "cookie-cutter" aspect, i'm emphasizing the "suburbia" aspect.
Fair enough. CP is one of the more standard suburban areas in that region. That said, its also a lot less grimy and the OP said a good school system above all else, even if the town is cookie cutter. So I was going on that. I know a few people who graduated from that school system and they were pretty sharp.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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Its a generalized statement. It doesn't apply to anywhere, and I said it was my opinion. Here in NJ, its generally like that, NY I don't imagine being much different.

DeBlasios campaign has been all about pre-K, it for the working poor in NYC. Rich people on the Upper East side aren't demanding public pre-K.

I can see Syracuse having it well before Fayetteville does. Just sayin

I have no alternatives to suggest.

The commute from Clifton PArk to Watervliet or Albany isn't bad.

Downtown- you got Saratoga Sprngs, Ballston Spa, all pretty close by.
Again, what would be the suggestion for a private or alternative Pre-K program if they were to live in Clifton Park? What about the fact that a pretty school district in South Colonie has Pre-K? What's wrong with Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk?

Traffic may be a relative thing in regards to I-87 or other routes from Clifton Park to Watervliet.

So, the OP would have to drive to Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, etc to get to a Downtown to walk to? I thought they wanted one they could walk to. Why not offer up Saratoga Springs then?

Also, while Shen is very good, it isn't even viewed as being the best school district in the area. Why not Nisky, Bethlehem, North Colonie or Guilderland, which are all very good and are the districts that are consistently the top 4, generally? North Colonie essentially surrounds Watervliet and would offer a short commute.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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Again, what would be the suggestion for a private or alternative Pre-K program if they were to live in Clifton Park? What about the fact that a pretty school district in South Colonie has Pre-K? What's wrong with Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk?

Traffic may be a relative thing in regards to I-87 or other routes from Clifton Park to Watervliet.

So, the OP would have to drive to Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, etc to get to a Downtown to walk to? I thought they wanted one they could walk to. Why not offer up Saratoga Springs then?

Also, while Shen is very good, it isn't even viewed as being the best school district in the area. Why not Nisky, Bethlehem, North Colonie or Guilderland, which are all very good and are the districts that are consistently the top 4, generally? North Colonie essentially surrounds Watervliet and would offer a short commute.
I said that I'm not contradicting your choices in schools, I don't know enough about schools to give advice.
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:25 AM
 
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I said that I'm not contradicting your choices in schools, I don't know enough about schools to give advice.
Oh ok......So, what was the problem earlier? Just curious.....

To the OP, are you open to a private Pre-K?
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