I’m with you on the upstate NY thing. What part of upstate? Buffalo or Albany?
I moved out of Dutchess county after obtaining my degree and only working for IBM, which sucked.
We are debating even now whats the best place to move, when we move back to the US. Right now we live in the Caribbean. Yes, I know, I heard it “Shut up ya live in paradise”. Well it isnt always paradise when ya live here. Schools are horrible. Getting paid even more horrible, but it comes along. And no one respects ya! haha
We been looking at North Carolina quite a bit, but more on the mountain side. Hell, with recent yrs and hurricanes/natural disasters - I kinda wanna be inland a bit if you can not blame me.
Depends what you’re into really. I never been into sports all that much, so its not a driving force for where I live. But basically, living in the country with a relativly short drive to a medium town (with a walmart or somethin haha) is fine by me. Friendly neighborhoods, everyone in town knows you kind of thing. I lived in NY long enough Im tired of not being close with my neighbors.
I live right in the middle of the state, 42 miles East of Syracuse.
I know what you mean about people thinking you live in “paradise”. I lived on a tropical island for a year, and couldn’t wait to get back to “civilization”. I didn’t miss it untill about a year after leaving.