I've HAD IT and I think I need to move... Rochester NY Anyone know anything about it?

  1. Ever think "I've HAD IT" with where you are living?
    A few nights ago I'd worked a double and a day and an evening and by the time I got to bed I was so exhausted I just crashed! Well the new neighbors, (college or drug pusher kids in the house down the street) had a party... at about 2:30 in the morning my roommate is coming into my room in a panic saying "Get on the floor, get on the floor they're shooting outside of the house!" I look up and say "What?" the next thing I know he shoves me off the bed on the floor and I hear this POP POP POP sound... I read somewhere, (actually in a few places) that Rochester NY was one of the safest areas to live in and the cost of real estate is pretty reasonable!
    Last edit by nursegoodguy on Mar 11, '03
  2. 52 Comments

  3. by   portland_guy
    I do know that Rochester not only gets SNOW, but is very COLD!! I don't mind snow being from Colorado originally, but it could still get warm and have sunshine. I don't know how often that happens in Rochester. I think it barely gets above freezing in parts of the winter.

    If you go to www.wunderground.com you can look up historical weather for cities.
  4. by   cactus wren
    Just my opinion,...i did a travel assignment back east...and the people are kinda boring.....really missed the ethnic mix...were only black and white...missed the shades of brown we get in the Southwest....and folks seemed to be racist, too...was very glad when my car crossed the boarder back in NM...and No Mexican food worth eating...I mean a lot of folks back there think that Taco Bell actuaaly serves food worth eating..... I agree about the violence where you live, think it is worse than Metro Phoenix, even tho it is a smaller city....but, then I`m a rural mouse..so what do I know ??
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I say go for it! You COULD do as cactus wren suggests, and try a travel assignment there first to see if lack of diversity is a problem there. I can't say. I have never lived in upstate NY. But, A change would do you good. Who needs that crap? You make a stronger and stronger case to live like Russell does all the time, Giuseppe. It's not worth it, no matter how nice the house if you have to fear for your safety and very life in the process of living there.

    When my dh retires from the military, we are doing everything we can to buy a home on several acres (or build on land), to avoid stuff like this. All it takes is one crappy resident (or family) to ruin a whole neighborhood and in my experience, not much is ever done when it happens. Even when you call the cops. One nasty house brings down the whole neighborhood in quality of life and home values. Hardly seems fair, huh? anywho.... With no kids to tie you down, you are free to live where you choose. Good luck w/your decision!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Feb 19, '03
  6. by   cactus wren
    oh, forgot...as you are from NM....be sure to be ready to show your "greencard" to admin, when you get there....Yup< they really did ask to see it/......for real....as you can tell, I was underwhelmed by me experiances "back East"...Give me land lots of land......don`t fence me in .....

    But...that`s just me....you need to do what is best for you....
  7. by   prmenrs
    Have you seen the news lately? Esp the weather reports? You'll freeze important parts of your body off!!

    Do some travel nursing, then pick something more reasonable and interesting than Rochester. How about Maine? Vermont? New Hampshire? Equally cold, maybe more interesting.

    I have to prove I'm legal to work in San Diego, so that's not unusual.

    I do like Flagstaff. Would consider living/working there.
  8. by   semstr
    can't really help you here, but I'd say go for it!!
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    I don't blame you for wanting to move. I remember the tales you told me when I visited. Personally I wouldn't move to the east. But you are from the East originally and know all about it.
    Isn't there someplace that is a little warmer and still small town for you?
    I always liked Tenn., and Missouri. Especially where there is a lot of water.
  10. by   nursegoodguy
    Green card... you guys are too funny! However I will say when I first moved here people from back east were saying stuff like, "send me some coins!" So I put fifty cents in an envelope to send to them... LOL (I didn't really do that but it was a funny thought!)
    Well I have a bit of time before I have to seriously consider where it is that I want to go to... so I probably will look around. One thing I have been forced to learn and accept is patience...
  11. by   nursegoodguy
    I guess if you're freezing you're willing to be "friendly" to anyone who help keep you warm! LOL
    Last edit by nursegoodguy on Mar 11, '03
  12. by   Sleepyeyes
    I PM'd you, Guiseppe.
  13. by   Nurse Izzy
    Don't know how you feel about larger cities, but Atlanta is wonderful if you can handle large. It's very diverse, multicultural, open and very accomodating to alternative lifestyles, etc. If you want more info, let me know (I grew up in Atlanta.)

    Another GREAT city for being "gay friendly" is Asheville, NC. It's such a neat town - mid-size, in the mountains, wonderful weather - hot in summer and mild in winter - they do get a fair amount of snow for the south. It's very artsy and open. When I used to live in Greenville, SC (another great city but not nearly as "open" as Ashville) we'd take day trips up and several of my gay friends actually wound up moving up there they liked it so much!

    Again, if you want any more info, just let me know! Best of luck - if you don't have anything holding you to NM, I'd say go for it - you can always move back!
  14. by   NurseDennie
    Nashville is a music industry town. Well, I think it's really more of an insurance industry town, where the REAL money is, but even so.... It's pretty gay friendly. Of course, it's expensive and there are gang problems just like everywhere else, and bad neighborhoods - like the one I live in. At least the police actually STOP for the riots here. They might drive past once or twice (probably waiting for more cops to get there) but then there they are.

    It's definitely not as lovely here as in Ashville, NC. I have to say that. I haven't spent a lot of time in Ashville, but I'd like to!!! Just beautiful.

    Anyway, I'm thinking that crime and drugs and problems like that are pandemic, and you have to choose neighborhood by neighborhood, as opposed to city by city. I imagine, anyway.

    Best wishes for a MUCH better place to live - you deserve it!!