How safe is the Sidney,NY area? I read somewhere that they had bad floods. How are the people of Sidney? Just asking...

Asked by Gary Russo, Sidney, NY Fri Jul 22, 2011

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Alice Reed, Renter, Sidney, NY
Mon Aug 6, 2012
Hi there. I used to live in Sidney. I want to tell you---- the people are great and so helpful and freindly ! To be honest, yes there has been bad flooding in certain parts of Sidney--but it is still a great place to live ! I miss it a loy because of family issues, I cant move back there. Good luck in your search !! Allie
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Jul 24, 2011
See link for flood map/information...
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Kjersti VanS…, Agent, Sidney, NY
Wed Nov 5, 2014
I have lived in Sidney for 8 years and my family has been very happy here. There are many opportunities for children in the area and the town library is fabulous. There is a great park and several shopping areas. There have been two floods in the last ten years, both of which were significant, but the town recovered well.
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Mhs1222, Home Buyer, Sidney, NY
Wed May 7, 2014
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.
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Carsonandpat…, Home Buyer, Sidney, NY
Thu May 23, 2013
I live in Sidney and can tell you, first hand, the majority of people are very prejudice, uneducated and downright nasty...must be from all the inbreeding. Taxes are too high for a village with really no amenities. Downtown flooding is always happening. A few years back, a young man was taken out into a field here and murdered. So, welcome to Sidney...if you dare.
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If you HATE Sidney so much GET THE HELL OUT!
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Suzanne Darl…, Agent, Oneonta, NY
Sun Feb 10, 2013
Sidney is a wonderful area to live and work. There were floods in 2006 and 2011 certain area were affected. If your a buyer looking to buy in this are and want to avoid flood prone areas and areas requiring flood insurance; call me to help guide you in your search.

Suzanne Darling
Century 21 Chesser Realty
Cell: 607-563-7012
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Mon Dec 19, 2011
Hi, you can go to and to get in-depth crime stats and area demographics on any area.

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Carol Olsen, Agent, Oneonta, NY
Mon Jul 25, 2011
Sidney is very safe. There was a flood in 2006, but only certain areas were affected. There are some good buys. You can reach me at for more info.
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Richard Rudo…, Agent, Unadilla, NY
Sat Jul 23, 2011
We had a flood in 2006. It far from affected all areas. For the most part all was back to normal in a reasonable time and life continued. If you would like more information please contact me.

Rich Rudolph
Country Squire Realty
1639 State Highway 7
Unadilla, NY 13849
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