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Old 03-10-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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Hamilton is a WONDERUL town -- hospital, college, great downtown, family-friendly, prices a bit higher than surrounding towns, but if you buy outside the village, things are cheaper. Very cheap would be Brookville, just west of town, but extremely rural with no real "village."
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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Thank you all!! Keep the info coming! The more info I have the better picture I can get.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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Syracuse metro area... SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Crouse Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Community General, and a plethura of other medical-related centers. Syracuse University and many other colleges and restaurants and retail industries that cater to them and the other ~1M people who live in this area. And plenty of landscaping opportunities for those many communities who are employed in the healthcare, academic, and other high-paying professional and technical fields. Housing is inexpensive and the cost of living is fairly low.

A few zip codes to get you started-

13210, 13224, 13214, 13078 - with a 5-15 minute commute of the above hospitals and Syracuse University. A mix of students near the university, professors, green/organic-living types, middle and upper-class families.

13066, 13104 13138, 13035 - southeastern suburbs of Syracuse and generally upscale villages and towns that become more rural as you fan out.

13090, 13088, 13054 - northern suburbs, where there is a generally crowded feeling (imo) and a mix of blue-collar and upper-class communities.

13057 - East Syracuse. Blue collar/middle class but generally safe, affordable and close to the major highways.

and 13207 - the Eastwood area of the city of Syracuse. Many good rentals, close to the highways (East Syracuse is just to the east of it) and generally occupied by young people getting their lives together, young families, blue-collar workers and older couples who have lived there for decades.

Pay close attention to taxes. In this area, they vary wildly... the older home (let's say 1920) tends to have their tax assessment at a lower base of around 50% of its actual value while newer construction homes have their taxes based on close to their full value.
Syracuse isn't upstate NY. It's Central NY.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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a small town on the outskirts of Buffalo, Rochester, or Syracuse would probably suit you best. Depending on your definition of "affordable" there are many towns that would work for you. Even the most expensive towns in Upstate NY are WAY more affordable than anything in the NYC metro. Canandaigua, about 40 minutes outside of Rochester would probably suit you well. It's somewhat more suburban than "country"; but definitely an area were you can keep to yourself yet still enjoy the amenities of living in-town. It is in Ontario County which a few years ago was rated the best rural county to live in in the nation. Other more country towns in Ontario County would be Phelps, Naples (NOT at all similar to Naples Florida where it appears you are trying to get away from. lol) and Farmington. All of these towns are within a reasonable commute to Rochester for work/hospitals/ airport/ city-stuff; yet definitely maintain a close knit small town/country lifestyle as well.
Again, not upstate NY. Western.

Upstate=Albany, (and tricity) Saratoga Springs, etc.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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Syracuse isn't upstate NY. It's Central NY.
All of it is Upstate NY. Upstate has various regions within it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Thank you all!! Keep the info coming! The more info I have the better picture I can get.

You can also check out Camillus which is kind of near Syracuse, and the zip code is 13031
Also, Auburn which has a hospital in it and the zip code is 13021. Actually Camillus is about half way between Syracuse and Auburn so you could hopefully work at either hospital.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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Camillus isn't just kind of near Syracuse... it's one of its suburbs! lol - definitely very close. I'd say 10 minutes away, if that.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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Lewiston, NY is a very historic and beautiful, small village on the scenic Niagara River located in Western NY. The town is 7 mi. from Niagara Falls, minutes from Canada, and a 35 min. ride to Buffalo, NY. The town hosts many free festivals and the Artpark theater presents Broadway shows and many free concerts with headline acts. This area has very reasonable home pricing. There are two hospitals; one in Lewiston, one in Niagara Falls, NY. Our community college has a culinary program and landscapers are welcome anywhere.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Lewiston is a village in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara County.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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Hamilton is a WONDERUL town -- hospital, college, great downtown, family-friendly, prices a bit higher than surrounding towns, but if you buy outside the village, things are cheaper. Very cheap would be Brookville, just west of town, but extremely rural with no real "village."
Only because people are still viewing this according to the message that stated that this would be bumped up and may be looking for something similar to the OP, Hamilton would fit due to the information above. Brookfield is the adjacent this post is referring to. For big box shopping, Oneida, Norwich and for even more, New Hartford would be the best options. There is also a hospital in Oneida as well.

Smaller towns/cities/areas like Oneonta, Cortland, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Geneva, the Dunkirk/Fredonia area, the Potsdam/Canton area, Brockport, Olean, Ithaca, the Hornell/Alfred area and several others have at least one hospital and one college, are some that could work in this regard. This doesn’t include small towns/communities within a short commute to bigger cities with such positions.
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