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Old 08-08-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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My husband just got a job offer in Albany. I grew up near Buffalo, but know nothing about the Albany area. Any advice about the best place for a young couple with two small boys? My husband is from northern New Mexico and likes feeling somewhat secluded.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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What kind of environment are you looking for?
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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My husband just got a job offer in Albany. I grew up near Buffalo, but know nothing about the Albany area. Any advice about the best place for a young couple with two small boys? My husband is from northern New Mexico and likes feeling somewhat secluded.
Try Rexford--a village in the Town of Clifton Park. Excellent schools (either Shenendehowa or Niskayuna districts) and has several parts that are secluded. Commute to Albany might be a bit longer than some other areas though.
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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What kind of environment are you looking for?
Were looking for someplace that's quiet, close to a cool city, good schools, lots of parks, preferablly by water. We like music, good food, laid back atmosphere.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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Try Latham or Colonie. minutes away from Albany and not as much of a pain to drive from as Clifton Park or Rexford.
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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Latham and Colonie are nice areas but the only nice downtown nearby is Albany. There are many suburbs surrounding the area if that's your thing.

Rexford/Vischer Ferry area is really nice and it's fairly close to Schenectady (has a few cool parts if you can dodge the bullets...kidding!). Scotia doesn't seem too bad either.

Watertown/Cohoes/Watervliet are decent and close to Troy (has a cool downtown but has some really seedy spots).

SaratogaSprings/Ballston Spa area is nice but 87 becomes a nightmare during rush hour. Even a commute from Clifton Park (a suburb/stripmall community) would be a little painful.

I'm not really familiar with the area south of Albany though.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Check out the Schuylerville school district as Schuylerville has excellent schools. About 8 miles from shopping and 10 miles from downtown Saratoga. There are several towns that fall under SD. You might check out Northunderland. After living in NJ the commute to Albany is a piece of cake.
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