The prices here have stayed the same mostly, they never went up that much. As for the area, nothing happends, nobody will make a lot of money, everything is always status quo.... Has always been that way for some reason.? Very blah. Tech Valley in this area is just a so called name, it really isn't. Most people in my gen, tell others to leave NY (Did not want to believe this for a while but true), too expensive, taxed to death. Every one from gen X left and never came back? I don't see any one here in my age group? Good area otherwise. Was cheap pre 2000.