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Old 09-06-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Help! My husband will be working in Troy 9-5pm. I will be working in Utica 3-11pm. We need an apartment in the middle. Please suggest an area for us. It takes about an hour and a half to drive to Troy from Utica.

Lauren
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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Consider Amsterdam. It's closer to Troy than Utica, but it's right off of I-90 so you don't have to do too much back roads driving to get to the Thruway.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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Amsterdam is probably the best bet, and even though it looks closer to Troy on the map, there's no really good direct way to get between them, so it's probably 50-50 time wise.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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Maybe the Glove Cities of Gloversville or Johnstown too. Some other places that are possible are: Fort Plain, Canajoharie, Fonda and Fultonville.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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I had thought of some of those, but they would add another 10-20 minutes to the commute just to get on the turnpike.

I always loved Gloversville, (haven't been there in 25 years, so it might have changed and not for the better) but it's just a little off the beaten path with an already terrible commute.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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I grew up outside of Fort Plain, halfway to Little Falls. Amsterdam is okay, but I really want to second the Canajoharie suggestion. It is far nicer than Fort Plain and right off of 90. There are really pretty houses in the town on large lots, and it is so quick to 90. It is faster than getting to 90 from Amsterdam.

Fonda is "okay" for 90, but I never liked it at all.
I lived in Johnstown/Gloversville while doing my last year of HS at FMCC, and it is a pain in the but to get to and from. Trust me.

Little Falls is next west from Canjo, but the exit/on-ramp takes a lot more time to reach. The town has pretty spots.
Herkimer/Mohawk are not an improvement looks-wise.

Obviously I am pressing for Canjo. There always seemed to be better educated people with nicer homes there. (I was a farm kid and was always struck by Canjo. I live in NYC now.)

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Old 09-13-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for responding to my email. Guess we have some homework to do.

Lauren
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