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Old 01-08-2008, 03:40 PM
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This looks like a GREAT little college town, but:

*How much of the town is student housing? (Forum vets may recall my frequent yowls about this problem where we live now, and our determination to escape it!)

*Does town have a general sense of being overrun and thus in effect ruled by the college students and their often drunken and foul conduct. Or are the students generally concentrated in given areas, leaving the town generally livable?

*Does the town offer more than a few student bars and a too-studenty coffee shop?

*The housing stock SEEMS old and quite stately from the realty listings. Is this the case, or is much of it run-down/battered by students and/or shabby 1970s-style student housing?

*Is the area growing, and if so, does it have growth under control/well-guided, or is it being overrun with ugly developments and malls?

*How close is Conesus Lake, and how accessible is it if you don't own property on it?

*I assume that the schools are very good, since it's a college town. Is this accurate?

*What are the parks like, and the kids' sports programs?

*Any sense of any public school teacher hirings/teacher demographics in terms of possible retirements/replacements?

*More specifically, I assume that teaching jobs are very hard to get with a college pumping out teachers right there. Do non-Geneseo grads have a real chance to land teaching jobs there or nearby?

*Overall, a good town for people who love upstate & western NY who have a young family?

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Old 01-08-2008, 03:56 PM
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There is a lot of student housing along court street, but many students also live in the surrounding area. It will be hard to escape if you live right in the village. The farther you go away from main street, the less college kids there are. From what I noticed, the town is dominated by the college atmosphere. If you go there in the summer time its like an entirely different town. Don't know much about coffee shops but many of the bars on main street cater to the college crowd. There are a couple of bars that locals hang out at but you'll have college kids too. If you travel down the road to the lake, you'll have better luck getting a drink or a cup of coffee without the college kids. The housing along court street is the "college" type but most houses in the other areas are very well kept.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:47 PM
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Because of the number of students, staff and faculty, I think it is hard ot find a house. They exist but you have to move quickly.

Geneseo is a nice town and the students aren't known for running wild compared to some places.
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