We bought a home in Sidney Village in 2007. We have never regretted it. We knew there had been a flood in 2006, and yes there was a smaller flood in 2011. People pulled together, and life has moved on. When you have mountains, streams, and rivers....water happens. I have found our neighbors to be really nice people. The town has 24 hr emergency healthcare, 24 hr grocery store and gas station, a small airport with mediflight capability, and a registry of motor vehicles right in the center of town. Easy access to 88. The income level in this entire area is pretty low, and many on fixed budgets and incomes. Compared to other towns in the upstate area, I'd say it has more amenities than many, but it suffers from low incomes, and lack of jobs.