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Old 05-27-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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I recently got in and am trying to make a final decision on whether to go to SUNY Albany or SUNY Buffalo.

Is Albany diverse? How expensive is it to live there? Do you have to drive to NYC or Boston or Montreal or Buffalo/Toronto for something to do, or are there things of interest there for young professionals? And neighborhoods, what are the neighborhoods like in the Albany/Rensselaer area?
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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I recently got in and am trying to make a final decision on whether to go to SUNY Albany or SUNY Buffalo.

Is Albany diverse? How expensive is it to live there? Do you have to drive to NYC or Boston or Montreal or Buffalo/Toronto for something to do, or are there things of interest there for young professionals? And neighborhoods, what are the neighborhoods like in the Albany/Rensselaer area?
If you want a neighborhood with young professionals in the area, look at the Center Square neighborhood. Lark Street is where the Business District is located for that area. You could possibly look at the Upper Union neighborhood in nearby Schenectady as well. I believe night spots are open until 4 AM in the area. Pine Hills might be another Albany neighborhood to look at and Troy might be another place to look, with the neighborhoods around RPI being a possibility.

Albany is a diverse city and out of the Upstate metros, it's probably the most expensive. It's economy is actually pretty good though.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Thanks again for taking the time to respond; I think I'm going with Buffalo.
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