Review of Utica, New York

Great opportunities if you have a degree
Star Rating - 1/2/2019
I grew up in Utica and it is a great place to live and raise a family. There is a high immigrant population which has helped grow the city and make it very cultural. The food is very amazing and cheap and there is a wide variety of cultural food to choose from. The education system is also great and convenient. There are 3 local colleges that are inexpensive and close by. The cost of housing is cheap, but utilities and taxes are high. There aren't a lot of educated people, so there is crime and impoverished areas. If you do have a degree and manage to find a good job, you can live lavishly here. The weather is very cold and snowy most of the year. There are plenty of cheap ski resorts, and there are many lakes and beaches for the summer. It is very community oriented and a relaxed slow paced place to live
Armin | Utica, NY
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- 6/30/2020
An average city which is doing better.
Utica has stabilized after a few decades of rather precipitous decline. It reached its pea...
Bill | Utica, NY | No Replies

- 2/5/2012
Great place to grow up and great place to come bac
The food is the best in the country, great parks, a zoo, it's own ski hill and great cul...
Andy | Utica, NY | No Replies

- 6/26/2009
living in Utica
Weather is wet and the winters are long. hard to get in an outdoor routine....
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- 4/21/2009
Most corrupt, vial city in New York State
Utica is one of the worst cities in New York State. Politics owns the city, there is no op...
Justice | Utica, NY | No Replies

- 8/23/2008
Athletic, cultural, beautiful landscape
Utica and its surrounding area is an overlooked gem that offers much to residents and visi...
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