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Old 06-30-2010, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by honeychrome View Post
Well, first off, Saratoga is more than 2 hours from NYC- closer to four. The area is pretty 'white,' but Saratoga gets a lot of tourist volume, has a noteable school (Skidmore), is somewhat affluent and has a lot of cultural/performance events throughout the year so is fairly liberal and open minded. If by isolated you mean feeling unwelcome, I doubt that would be the case- but on the other hand if you are wondering if there is a strongly 'african-american' culturally identified community in Saratoga, I don't think there is. But Saratoga is not far at all from Albany, which has a sizeable Af-Am population/community, etc. It is a beautiful town and area, though far, far from being 'urban.' If you can, spend a week there and get a feel for things before you decide.
It is actually 2 1/2 hours on the train. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Albany. That would make it around 3 hours.
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