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Deirdre
Castle Creek, NY

I have lived in Binghamton for the past 11 yrs., my husband has been here all of his life. We enjoy live music, biking, and golf. This area has limited biking, several nice, inexpensive golf courses, and virtually no live music. We are able to enjoy the outdoors for approximately 6 months out of the year, the other 6 months are spent holed up in our home, and shoveling snow. We travel to surrounding smaller communities that have live music and more activities.
We plan on retiring in the next 3 yrs. and are working on our plan to relocate to a sunnier (winter months are heavily overcast more often than not), warmer climate.

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re: Bored - 2/27/2011 - 9/17/2014
Limited biking? Then you obviously are not a cyclist. One of the few things the Binghamton area has to offer is LOTS of opportunities for cyclists. From the relatively flat trails in Otsiningo or the Vestal Rail Trail to the hills to the north and south for the added challenge, if you can't find a variety of places to bike, you are not looking hard enough. I've biked 2000 miles this year, and in every single ride, I have done at least one new road. In Castle Creek alone there are literally hundreds of miles of great riding roads in close proximity.


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John
Binghamton, NY

Getting worse every year - 9/17/2014

The crime in the Binghamton area is really starting to get out of hand. What was a safer than average city in NY (lower crime than the state and national average) just 10 years ago, and even more so 20 years ago is now much higher than both the state and national crime rates now that is has become an end stop for the Brooklyn drug trade. The drug dealers are usually not the ones you have to worry about, unless your rent and they move in to your building. But their customers will do anything to get the money for their next fix. So they will mug you, or break into your home or apartment, whether you are home or not.

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Timothy
Brackney, PA

Ick - 9/18/2013

Binghamton is a dumping ground for surplus nyc area welfare recipients. They can't fill houses fast enough to replace all the skilled and educated who have fled along with their jobs. The few remaining tax payers are forced to pay for housing for a large population of drug dealers. As an added bonus it's full people with a "what are you lookin at" attitude. Heavenly.

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Timothy
Brackney, PA

Not heaven on earth - 9/12/2013

Binghamton is a dumping ground for surplus nyc area welfare recipients. They can't fill houses fast enough to replace all the skilled and educated who have fled along with their jobs. The few remaining tax payers are forced to pay for housing for a large population of drug dealers. As an added bonus it's full people with a "what are you lookin at" attitude. Heavenly.

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Deirdre
Castle Creek, NY

Bored - 2/27/2011

I have lived in Binghamton for the past 11 yrs., my husband has been here all of his life. We enjoy live music, biking, and golf. This area has limited biking, several nice, inexpensive golf courses, and virtually no live music. We are able to enjoy the outdoors for approximately 6 months out of the year, the other 6 months are spent holed up in our home, and shoveling snow. We travel to surrounding smaller communities that have live music and more activities. We plan on retiring in the next 3 yrs. and are working on our plan to relocate to a sunnier (winter months are heavily overcast more often than not), warmer climate.

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Lisa
Binghamton, NY

Time to move on - 9/25/2010

This area lost alot of income with the demise of IBM, but it was also polluted with its presence. Now, impending gas drilling will take away what is left of the area by destroying the natural beauty, air and water quality. There are a (very) few impressive and progressive minds in the area whom I will miss, but the cost is too high for me to continue to raise my child here. I have to find a new place to call home.

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David
Elkridge, MD

Long winters but overall a very nice place. - 8/2/2010

I spent a year in Binghamton 20 years ago and admittedly, I've only been back once, so I really can't speak for how it is today but I found it to be a very likeable city. It is quite safe and has some very attractive areas. There's actually more to do than you might think for a city of its size. People were very pleasant and I enjoyed the time I was there. My only thing was I found the winter to be very long but who knows? I was only there one year, maybe it isn't like that all the time.

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Fred
Binghamton, NY

moving from Binghamton to relocate in Florida - 2/12/2009

Binghamton is a nice family oriented , small college town, the traffic not too bad , Crime isn't so bad , limited mostly to parts of the city, Major problem is the cold weather , and weather related , such as snow and ice, November to March , and occassionally October and April, sometimes flooding can be a problem. Cold is the reason we want to move to Florida.

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Paul
Owego, NY

Crime in Binghamton - 11/20/2008

I live in the Binghamton metropolitan statistical area and the crime is good. The crime rate and most importantly the murder rate is low.

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Abhd
Binghamton, NY

Economy and Employment - 6/18/2008

While Binghamton is charming to look at, with lots of old beautiful Victorian homes, finding gainful employment is somewhat of a challenge. Government county jobs are popular to get and are viewed as good paying. The average employment section in the newspaper and online consists of 1/3 of jobs that one would expect to find. Neighborhoods are also deceptive. Beautiful areas are often high crime areas. For such a small area there are a lot of homeless shelters. If you were not born in the area, you will probably not develop the attatchment to it that locals do.

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Bp
Binghamton, NY

Great entertainment for everyone - 3/29/2008

Binghamton has many diverse attractions available for everyone. Art walks, minor league baseball and hockey teams, a symphony, a zoo, many museums, gorgeous parks, antique carousels, lots of modern music venues, shopping and a huge amount of local and chain restaurants. This only covers the main highlights, but since moving here in 2002, I've had a wonderful time!

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stormie
Cody, WY

snior living - 2/2/2008

want low crime areas and low rent

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