My American husband and I fell in love with Upstate NY three years ago and have been back for the last two and are back there for this year's jollies (vacation to anyone who doesn't know this term) for two more weeks with the intention of checking a few things out. We live in Virginia and have looked at the cost of living very closely and because something's are more expensive ie Health care, utilities, feel that it wouldn't be a huge wench financially. So, could anyone that lives (or has lived) there, whether it be the Finger lakes area or the Arindonacks or Catskills, we love them all, would you please post....anything! Oh my hubby is a Ford Master auto tech (he says he's a mechanic lol). Thanks in anticipation, I am so excited!