I like Utica
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Since: Nov 08

Utica, NY

#1 Nov 18, 2008
So we are not NYC or Boston. If you compare Utica to those areas we cannot offer the same amount of activity.

However, what other town is in the center of everything. If you like NYC you can get there in a few hours. If you like the outdoors 1 hour drive and you are there!! Our cost of living is ok. We need more jobs. I urge you to write letters to elected officials and let them know how you feel.

Since: Nov 08

Utica, NY

#2 Nov 18, 2008
So I got a little off topic with the political quote. In general this town is great. If you do not like something help us change it. :)
justautican

New Hartford, NY

#3 Nov 18, 2008
good point, we have less distance to drive to reach something nice and only a three hour drive to the biggest cesspool in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cloveska Ribica

Boise, ID

#4 Nov 18, 2008
Utica has the best food!
personutica wrote:
So I got a little off topic with the political quote. In general this town is great. If you do not like something help us change it.:)
Freud

Seattle, WA

#5 Nov 18, 2008
Wow, Cymbalta really does work!
personutica wrote:
So I got a little off topic with the political quote. In general this town is great. If you do not like something help us change it.:)
really

New York, NY

#6 Nov 18, 2008
As long as you can find decent work, Utica is just not a bad place to live. Having lived in other parts of the country, let me say that if you try hard enough to find problems, you'll succeed.

Honestly, if people don't like it here, you owe it to yourself to try living somewhere else. I'm not saying "if you don't like it, leave", I'm just saying that doing so may give you a slightly different perspective on what you view as criteria for a "decent place to live"
rob

New York, NY

#7 Nov 18, 2008
personutica wrote:
However, what other town is in the center of everything.
Broken Hill, Australia?
BPS1

Rome, NY

#8 Nov 18, 2008
My only complaint is there isn't enough leisure activities in the Utica area. Weekends can be rather boring.
Joke

Powell, OH

#9 Nov 18, 2008
really wrote:
As long as you can find decent work, Utica is just not a bad place to live. Having lived in other parts of the country, let me say that if you try hard enough to find problems, you'll succeed.
Honestly, if people don't like it here, you owe it to yourself to try living somewhere else. I'm not saying "if you don't like it, leave", I'm just saying that doing so may give you a slightly different perspective on what you view as criteria for a "decent place to live"
Yeah- If you think good work is making $10-$15 an hour working in a call center then you're right at home in Utica. If you actually want to make something of yourself then you have to leave. I would bet that 80% of the locals with atleast a BA degree make no more than $30k to $40k a year in Utica.
really

New York, NY

#10 Nov 18, 2008
Joke wrote:
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Yeah- If you think good work is making $10-$15 an hour working in a call center
I don't...and you're right - that is a MAJOR problem. However, there are some good paying jobs in the $70-80k/year range, but as you point out, they're few and far between.

Since: Nov 08

Utica, NY

#11 Nov 18, 2008
I cannot argue with the job situation. We certainly need more jobs. The weekends can be boring depending on your interests. Nicely put really. I think people should try living in different areas. Utica life is not like living in Miami, Austin, or even a small town in Nebraska. Each area of this country has something different to offer.
Joke

Powell, OH

#12 Nov 18, 2008
Correct...those jobs that pay $70-80k make up about 10%(if that) and the rest are lawyers, doctors, and business owners.

$70-80k is a good starting point but once you advance your career you should be making much more than that. Cost of living is not all that different as you pay a lot in taxes to live in NY State.
herman

United States

#13 Nov 18, 2008
personutica wrote:
So we are not NYC or Boston. If you compare Utica to those areas we cannot offer the same amount of activity.
However, what other town is in the center of everything. If you like NYC you can get there in a few hours. If you like the outdoors 1 hour drive and you are there!! Our cost of living is ok. We need more jobs. I urge you to write letters to elected officials and let them know how you feel.
Im with you... I like utica.
Im in my mid 20's. pullin 50G a year. low cost of living. And i got a big D*ick. life is good. And utica is just fine with me.
But for the 50% of utica not making more than minimum wage. i can feel their pain... I was there too. The only difference is I did something to change it.

Since: Oct 08

Mason, OH

#14 Nov 18, 2008
I Like Utica
Fred

New York, NY

#15 Nov 18, 2008
goodtoogo wrote:
I Like Utica
Then why do you look like you're in KY?

Since: Nov 08

Utica, NY

#16 Nov 19, 2008
So we had the point of a boring weekend. What do people do around here for fun? In the summer I am outside and hiking, biking, and the sort. The winter has its challenges. There are clubs and volunteer organizations around here. That will lead to more things to do.
lifeisgood

Syracuse, NY

#17 Nov 19, 2008
I like utica too. The cost of living is lower than NYC so my monthly check has more buying power. Also, I am close to all the state prisons, and can visit my husband weekly. When he gets out we plan on staying in this nice area.
A retiree

New York, NY

#18 Nov 19, 2008
Joke wrote:
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Yeah- If you think good work is making $10-$15 an hour working in a call center then you're right at home in Utica. If you actually want to make something of yourself then you have to leave. I would bet that 80% of the locals with atleast a BA degree make no more than $30k to $40k a year in Utica.
Remember - that $30,000 to $40,000 is still better than earning $80,000 a year in a Big City where the cost of living is 200 times MORE than it is than living in Utica. You need to compare the cost of living expenses versus the salary figure when thinking about moving out of this area.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#19 Jun 16, 2014
A retiree wrote:
<quoted text>Remember - that $30,000 to $40,000 is still better than earning $80,000 a year in a Big City where the cost of living is 200 times MORE than it is than living in Utica. You need to compare the cost of living expenses versus the salary figure when thinking about moving out of this area.
What space ship did you step off of? You truly could not have made a more ignorant statement.
That sums it up

United States

#20 Jun 16, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
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What space ship did you step off of? You truly could not have made a more ignorant statement.
That's how they think there! They are truly brainwashed...... Everyone says that same crap to quantify (must Uticans don't know what that means) why they stay there!!!

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