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Pizzabrewer

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Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« on: January 07, 2017, 03:11:12 PM »
We recently moved to the Syracuse area and are using this clean slate to embrace Mustachianism. We are loving all the ALDI stores, the Trader Joes and all the Wegmans (ok maybe that one's not so Mustachian) in the region but are definitely looking for more suggestions how to live the frugal life here in the land of high property taxes. And sales tax. And state income tax. Oy.

Anyway give a wave if you're in the area!

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Re: Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 03:20:01 PM »
I don't live there, but visit four or so times a year, and it's a place I could see settling down in FIRE. An yeah, Wegmans is a pretty nice perk quality of life wise.
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Re: Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 05:57:29 AM »
Hey Pizzabrewer
I lived outside Syracuse (east side) for 20 years, and still feel like that is "home" more than any other place, so just wanted to say Welcome to central NY.  Wish I could join you at your meetup.
Aldi and Wegmans are definitely a plus of the area.   There are lots of other opportunities for mustachians too.  For clothes, be sure to check out the Salvation Army on Erie boulevard.  It is hit or miss, but I have gotten some insanely good things there.  I think a lot of well-to-do families in Fayetteville/Lyndon/Manlius donate there, lol.  And there may be some good consignment stores that have cropped up since I moved away. And yard sales in the swanky areas of the east side tend to be good too. 
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Re: Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 05:59:31 AM »
I'm in rochester, not too far and we have a few others in rochester as well. 

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Re: Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 02:18:03 PM »
Former NY-er here, traded the weather and taxes in for warmer/cheaper options in TX, but I still own four rentals properties in Syracuse.  Used to visit the area once/quarter back then, probably need to plan a visit sometime soon.

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Re: Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 10:58:48 AM »
Hi, fellow high tax payer here.  Live about an hour south of Rochester.  There are tons of adventures if you are an outdoor lover.  You are close to the adirondacks and thousand islands.  Pretty close to Montreal as well.  I love Wegmans imo the prices are really reasonable just stay away from the prepared/ luxury foods yikes expensive.  If you like cheese gotta try the triple creme there (~$6 a hunk) guilty pleasure.  One nice thing I can say is I love our public school funded by the high taxes.  We live out in the boonies and this school has everything our children could want.  We contemplated moving to Rochester for one of the better schools but are very happy where we are.

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Re: Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 11:02:43 AM »
I just remembered Syracuse has the Everson Art Museum.  That place is awesome, must see!

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Re: Syracuse/CNY, anyone here?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 07:31:59 AM »
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