What areas are desirable for an older grad student going to business school? He would prefer to live in a quiet environment.

Asked by Joan, Ithaca, NY Mon Apr 23, 2012

Near Cornell

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Elvina Amati, Agent, Ithaca, NY
Mon Apr 23, 2012
In my experience most graduate students prefer to live in a quiet neighborhoods, away from intense Collegetown life, but within short drive to the campus. It is also less expensive to either buy or rent slightly farther than just short walk to Cornell.
Eastwood Commons and Commonland Community are very popular neighborhoods among grad students. Both are well maintained and well managed, beautifully landscaped, have 1 - 3 bedroom units (one, or two-story), either garage or carport, and offer easy lifestyle for busy people. Both are on the bus line, within 5 - 7 min drive to the campus. Association fees (170 - 350/mo) take care of all outside maintenance (lawn care, snow removal, siding, water supply, and insurance).
They are also very, very quiet...
There are couple units for sale in each neighborhood right now, and rent is always a possibility.
I will be glad to give you more info if this sounds interesting.
607-342-3781/ elvinaamati@gmail.com
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Robin Silver…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Garden City, NY
Mon Apr 23, 2012
The most important question to answer first is whether you will have a car, or if you need to rely on walking or public transportation. College town is closed to the business school, but that is where all the undergrads live, and rents are very high for decripit housing (this from a mother who has paid for it). If you can be further away from campus, you can try to find something north or east of town. You also should decide if you are looking for an apartment, or a room in someone's house. Cayuga Heights is very nice and quiet, but not sure if there are any rentals there.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Apr 23, 2012
If unfamiliar with the areas, visit the neighborhoods several times to get a sense of belonging; look at everything that is important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then determine if your comfort level can be reached; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Cyndi Mascato, Agent, Ithaca, NY
Mon Apr 23, 2012
The surrounding areas are all very desirable. Some around Cornell are Brooktondale, Hanshaw Road area, Lansing, Warren Road area, or even Freeville, Dryden, or Virgil.

Feel free to call me if you are looking to buy, and I can help you find something that will meet your needs.

Cyndi Mascato
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