I moved to the Westside of Binghamton, NY
About 4 years ago my wife and I decided to move from the hustle and bustle of NYC to a beautiful place in Upstate NY. I have to be honest and tell you that we did not do a lot of research on the area. We originally were going to buy student rentals and multi-family houses to help supplement our income to live in the high prices of NYC. There were two main reasons we were looking to stay in NYC... One of them was family and the second one was my job at the time. I was a NYC Police Officer. After being injured on the job and forced into retirement that left only one reason... and they could drive if they wanted to visit. Close enough for my wife and I to drive for a free meal but far enough away that they won't show up unannounced.
Now for some facts about my new neighborhood that I call home. It is the place where Rod Serling grew up. He even filmed one of his movies, "Walking Distance" in the park. He made the bandstand famous.
Not long after we moved here we started to realize what a fantastic place we have chosen to live. There is a lot of history in Binghamton and a lot of things to do. It is only a 3 hour ride from NYC and sits right near some of the most beautiful lakes in the state, The Finger Lakes.
Binghamton is also home to the Binghamton Mets. They are the AA affiliate of the NY Mets. Kind of ironic how I grew up a stones throw away from Shea Stadium and now I live by their AA ball club...
I would also like to share something I experienced my first day as a home owner in this great town. My wife and I (with some help from friends and family) packed out truck and trailer in NYC with all of our stuff. It took us over 5 hours to load the truck. Every trip down to the truck meant that we had to lock everything back up while we went to bring down more furniture. Upon arriving with our stuff to our new home we were greeted by our neighbors who were waiting for us. We have no idea how they knew we were coming but they all came out to help us load everything into the house. This was great seeing as how only one person could take the ride with me. We were completely unpacked in about 45 minutes with no damage to anything. That was when I knew we had made the right decision.
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