Let's all get over Utica and move on
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Utica Positivity Brigade

Blossvale, NY

#43 Jun 15, 2014
Just curious wrote:
C'mon, didn't one of you former Uticans move somewhere worse than Utica, like L.A., Chicago, Milwaukee?
Isn't there anyone out there who, even though they are not sorry they left, discovered they are no better off?
Nope. None of my friends that left ever said that they were "no better off" unless they "left" to Buffalo or Elmira.
The fact that you have to fish around by saying, "didn't one of you former Uticans..." in order to find that ONE person that may have said something slightly neutral about their new digs... says something about Utica.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#44 Jun 15, 2014
Utica Positivity Brigade wrote:
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Nope. None of my friends that left ever said that they were "no better off" unless they "left" to Buffalo or Elmira.
The fact that you have to fish around by saying, "didn't one of you former Uticans..." in order to find that ONE person that may have said something slightly neutral about their new digs... says something about Utica.
That's funny. I've been in the three cities they listed and all three are better than utica. What's even more comical is uticans try and compare themselves to cities like that. Utica shouldn't even be considered a city and neither should Rome.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#46 Jun 15, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
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That's funny. I've been in the three cities they listed and all three are better than utica. What's even more comical is uticans try and compare themselves to cities like that. Utica shouldn't even be considered a city and neither should Rome.
This is the truth. That "city" pales in comparison to another small city like Syracuse...and that doesn't say a lot.
Utica Positivity Brigade

Blossvale, NY

#47 Jun 15, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
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That's funny. I've been in the three cities they listed and all three are better than utica. What's even more comical is uticans try and compare themselves to cities like that. Utica shouldn't even be considered a city and neither should Rome.
Exactly! They keep putting up their "one" positive (ie the "low" [sic] cost of buying a "house" [sic]) and compare that against... NYC, LA, Seattle, DC, San Francisco, Tokyo, London... etc... And it's like... do you KNOW what the average/median income is for cities like that? Do you KNOW what it's like to live there? Because the three keys to real estate isn't "pricing pricing pricing" but "location, location, location!" And in this "location", you get the three S's: Snow, Swamps, and 'Skeeters!

On top of that, they neglect to compare to "up and coming" cities that the 20s and 30s are FLOCKING to... like Minneapolis, Austin, Raleigh, Charlotte, San Antonio, Portland, etc etc. You can buy "just as good" if not BETTER than the houses in New Hartford (more energy efficient, not rotting from the inside out, built and engineered to modern codes and standards, etc), but at a better price... located around jobs that have higher salaries!

If you're going to compare Oneida County region to anything else, compare it to something other than the extremely expensive tourist cities.
rustyshackleford

Maryville, TN

#48 Jun 15, 2014
but everyone in utica will vote for coumo and Hillary for more of the same

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#49 Jun 15, 2014
Utica Positivity Brigade wrote:
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Exactly! They keep putting up their "one" positive (ie the "low" [sic] cost of buying a "house" [sic]) and compare that against... NYC, LA, Seattle, DC, San Francisco, Tokyo, London... etc... And it's like... do you KNOW what the average/median income is for cities like that? Do you KNOW what it's like to live there? Because the three keys to real estate isn't "pricing pricing pricing" but "location, location, location!" And in this "location", you get the three S's: Snow, Swamps, and 'Skeeters!
On top of that, they neglect to compare to "up and coming" cities that the 20s and 30s are FLOCKING to... like Minneapolis, Austin, Raleigh, Charlotte, San Antonio, Portland, etc etc. You can buy "just as good" if not BETTER than the houses in New Hartford (more energy efficient, not rotting from the inside out, built and engineered to modern codes and standards, etc), but at a better price... located around jobs that have higher salaries!
If you're going to compare Oneida County region to anything else, compare it to something other than the extremely expensive tourist cities.
Exactly. There's a reason why property is as inexpensive as it is in the utica region. If there's no demand...well...it's easy to figure out the rest.
King Andrew of Albany

Utica, NY

#50 Jun 15, 2014
There's plenty of demand for property in Utica if you're in the slum lord business, need a new retail outlet for recreational narcotics or just like burning things.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#51 Jun 15, 2014
King Andrew of Albany wrote:
There's plenty of demand for property in Utica if you're in the slum lord business, need a new retail outlet for recreational narcotics or just like burning things.
Is there anything left to burn?
Utica Positivity Brigade

Blossvale, NY

#52 Jun 15, 2014
Trashy wrote:
I live off obama wit no life, I weight 700lbs an topix is the only life I have.
Well, if you get out of Utica, you'd actually make something of your life...

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#53 Jun 16, 2014
Utica Positivity Brigade wrote:
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Well, if you get out of Utica, you'd actually make something of your life...
It's hard for them to move 700lbs worth of body mass on a city bus.
King Andrew of Albany

United States

#54 Jun 16, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
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Is there anything left to burn?
That's an excellent point.
Ex Utican

Clark Mills, NY

#55 Jun 16, 2014
I think its not just utica but nys in general. Dims. in power for WAY TO LONG. That fact aint gonna change any time soon either.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#56 Jun 16, 2014
Ex Utican wrote:
I think its not just utica but nys in general. Dims. in power for WAY TO LONG. That fact aint gonna change any time soon either.
In general I would agree with you but there are still dome thriving areas in the state but certainly the utica region is far from that.

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