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Old 08-20-2011, 07:13 PM
Location: Prairieville Louisiana
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Hi, I am considering a job in the New Windsor area. Was wondering what the job market in the area is in regards to my wife finding gainful employment. So far the national job search engines don't bring up many if any decent jobs. I know that many times the good jobs are advertised locally. Or is the job market that bad there? Was wondering if anyone can give me an inside on any local websites that may have local listings such as local newspapers, employment agencies, etc.

My wife is a real estate paralegal, Real Estate Closer. I am not sure what they might be called in your area. She is the one that prepares all of the documents for closing your real estate transaction. While we all know that the real estate market stinks right now she has experience in other areas of administrative/clerical duties. It is pretty important she find a decent job for any thought of relocation to be feasible. I am hoping that we could find some information so she could get some resumes sent so if and when I schedule an in person interview she might be able to schedule some interviews at the same time.

Thanks for any information you might be able to share about the area. I love the Hudson Valley area and hope we might soon be able to be residents.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Location: Auckland, NZ
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I wouldn't say that New Windsor has its own "job market." You definitely should expand your search to include Middletown, Newburgh, and Poughkeepsie. Tons of daily commuters to NYC from here as well.

General Orange County post 1:

Hello and welcome to the picturesque downstate-Hudson-Valley Region of NY! I've lived in Orange for the past 17 years. There are only a handful of places to avoid (for school and crime based reasons) within Orange County and you already named them - Newburgh, Middletown, New Windsor (due to the fact that your kids would eventually be fed into Newburgh schools), and Port Jervis (too far of a commute anyway). Pine Bush is a quaint village on the northernmost border on the county in the foothills of the Catskills and would actually be on the worth-looking-in-to list.

Other locations that are great spots to look in to:

Montgomery (10 miles W of New Windsor) - Great schools, nice village on the Wallkill River, no crime to speak of, plenty of restaurants in village, a grocery store in town, drug stores in town, gas stations, 9 miles from the retail strips in Middletown and Newburgh, conveniently located on I-84...here is my Montgomery, NY detail post that may be of use to you: Montgomery, NY

Monroe (20 miles S New Windsor): Home to the excellent Monroe-Woodbury SD, tons of shopping at your back door with Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, safe

Washingtonville (8 miles W New Windsor): Nice village, good schools, supermarket-in-village

Chester (15 miles W New Windsor): Nice village, good schools, right on major Route 17, supermarket-in-village, safe

Goshen (20 miles SW New Windsor): Its the seat of Orange County and is quite pricey. Nice village with a bunch of places to eat and various shops. Solid schools. Safe.

Florida (25 miles SW New Windsor): Solid schools, nice village, supermarket-in-village, safe

Warwick (30 miles SW New Windsor): Nice village on the Jersey border. Lots of little shops and restaurants. Good schools. Longer commute though.

Cornwall (5 miles S New Windsor): Nice middle-class to upscale place, good schools, right on the Hudson River...close to either Newburgh or Monroe/Woodbury for shopping
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We average about 40 inches of snow a year - the past two have been above average.....

2009-10: 65.0 inches
2010-11: 59.5 inches

We do suffer from severe nor'easters 2-3 times during the winter....our snow comes in big amounts, but we do usually have breaks in between storms.

Also...all of the locations I listed have easy NYC access. You can take the train (Metro North Railroad) from Middletown, Campbell Hall, Salisbury Mills-Cornwall, Harriman, or Tuxedo depending on where you live in Orange County. The aforementioned stations are West-of-Hudson and you have to take a separate train from Secaucus into New York Penn Station, making the trip a touch longer than this ->

You can also cross the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge into Beacon for direct access into Manhattan and a shorter trip. A lot of people that live East of Middletown choose to do this rather than dealing with the hassle of transferring at Secaucus.

Door-to-door total travel time via train to NYC ranges from one hour to one hour and forty minutes depending on where you live in the county.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:10 AM
Location: Prairieville Louisiana
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Yes, I was referring to the area in general not just that specific town. I have saw the post you pasted as well in reference to the area. Now what I need to know is where to research online for jobs and rental information about those smaller communities. I don't think commuting to the city will be an option. Thank you for the info as well.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:39 AM
Location: Auckland, NZ
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