Moving to Ithaca
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#1 Sep 26, 2010
I currently live in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia and am thinking of moving to Ithaca. I am a senior citizen and thought that Cornell U with their diversity program might hire me. I have a great deal of work experience in the human resources/recruiting area.
My questions: How much snow does Ithaca get? How hard is it to find someone to plow your driveway, etc? What type of fee do they charge for clearing your driveway, etc? What are the real estate taxes like on a home that is approximately $300,000.?
Anything else that you can mention in regards to moving to Ithaca would be greatly appreciated.
#2 Sep 28, 2010
I am a senior citizen and thought that Cornell U with their diversity program might hire me.
Cornell is not doing a lot of hiring for permanent lines generally, right now, I gather...
My questions: How much snow does Ithaca get?
about 30-40 inches a winter. Lot of people will plough out, figure 25 to 75 bucks to clear out . Taxes are steep in City of ithaca, not so bad in Town of Ithaca or outlying communities. A place worth about 150K will run you about 2500-3000 in taxes in city, most places sell for more.
That said, the quality of life in Ithaca is good (if you have job/money)... and hasactive arts, volunteer music scenes. A haven for liberals, politically active types, free-thinkers, locavores, old hippies, the eco-conscious, wine-lovers, local brewmeisters. If you don't like college students --well, we've got lots of them most of the year. It can get cold here and it does rain often. But it's a beautiful part of the world with four distinct seasons.
#3 Sep 28, 2010
Thank you for responding to me regarding the area. Cornell does have some positions listed but perhaps they want to hold them for local residents. Anyway, thanks again and have a wonderful evening.
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