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Anyone know anything about the town of oxford ny
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markct    Posted 03-09-2003 at 16:32:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
just was wondering what sorta area it is,is it a place where you could actualy find a job and make a living or is it just a town for retired folks to settle down. i saw a place like i would like to have for sale pretty reasonable up there. just wondered if anyone was from around there or knew anything about it. thanks


pete    Posted 03-10-2003 at 16:21:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My Dad lives in the town of Sidney and his property taxes are high. The area has little major industry left and the land owners are taxed to pay for the schools and county services. I moved out to the city in 1987 to get a decent paying job. My wife was raised in Oxford and we both liked living in a small town. If we won the lottery we would propably move to Vermont.


pat    Posted 03-10-2003 at 10:33:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
hello. I live not far from oxford, just north of it, outside norwich, the area is beautiful, still pretty much farm land, as far as jobs go it really depends on what you do,, the job situation really is not that great, norwich has few jobs ,, most of the big companies went out,, we are left with a few,, P&G is still here but does not do much hiring,, as far as big town jobs paying good money,, you will more than likely have to do what most do,, travel, it is a hardship at times but it is really a reality around here, the area is pretty depressed financially, but we are close to binghamton,utica,syracuse and oneonta, even cortland and well you get the picture, I said when I moved here we are in the middle of everything and in the middle of nothing,, there is also raymond corp in greene, but they lay off quite a bit,, so that is the job situation as far as I see it, I have been here for 14 years.. my 65 acre farm is paid off now, so things are a little easier.. I am not farming yet, but was a truckdriver that had to travel to utica everyday for a good job,,, but aside from jobs I think this is a great area to live , and raise a family,, lots of stuff to do all the time . great hunting and fishing, lots of state lands all around, I could never go back to the city life,, but the only draw back is the money, high paying jobs ,, well are not really high paying,, hope this helped,,, pat,, maybe we'll be neighbors haha


Randy    Posted 03-10-2003 at 13:14:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pat, have a small place in Deposit and 50 acres in Sidney. Going to sell the 50 acres this year and look for a house with acreage out there. We'll stay here in CT to pay for it. My wife's daughter bought a place in East Pharsalia this past summer. I used to have one in Exeter, near Cooperstown. Beautiful country out that way, looking forward to having our piece of the pie!


markct    Posted 03-10-2003 at 11:03:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks for the insight pat. i didnt know realy what was up there for jobs to do. i work as a machinist right now, but i have some experience as a heavy equipment mechanic which i did part time for a local construction outfit. i wouldnt realy plan on being a machinist if i moved up there,i would probably have to take a job doing something else, i have quiet a few different things i do,welding,mechanic work and even some carpentry experience i ceartainly am not looking for a real high paying job,but i do want to be able to pay the mortgage of course. i wouldnt be looking at a huge mortgage either,hopefully under 100,000 so payments wouldnt be to awfull i dont think.


pat    Posted 03-10-2003 at 12:31:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
probably chamber of commerce can help out a bunch with avereage pay,, but from experience the average high paying job in the area is only around 20,000,,, certaintly dont want to discourage you at all, but it is nice to have insight,, no internet when I moved here,, but with skills,, there is always something to do,,, even if the $ you are used to is less now, we all learn to adjust, I rememeber even working at a dairy for like 6 bucks an hour,, not what I was used to by any means,, but it paid the bills for a while,, I think....... good luck,, any other help let me know,,


markct    Posted 03-10-2003 at 12:39:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea i suppose i am looking at real estate prices as compared to here and thinking how much cheaper they are,but if there realy is that much less in pay i guess it doesnt realy payoff in the end. i mean right now i am making about 26,000 a year and here thats not considered realy high pay i dont think,i am only 20 right now so thats part of why i am towards the bottom of the scale for my occupation too i suppose.


Randy    Posted 03-10-2003 at 04:17:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, it's near where I go. My wife's daughter moved there. She's a nurse, got a job. The husband is a carpenter and had to get a job in Binghampton doing something else. The biggest town right there is Norwich. I'm heading up that way in the next couple days, I'll get some papers for you if you want to get an idea of property and jobs. Be my pleasure.


markct    Posted 03-10-2003 at 07:00:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks randy, i would appreciate any info you could find, i found a property there thats just what i figured i would like to find,53 acres with a house and a barn


you all suck    Posted 12-05-2003 at 06:36:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You all suck and should get a life assholes


Randy    Posted 03-10-2003 at 08:07:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, I'll get everything I can while I'm there for you to look at. 53 acres, a house and barn, about what we're looking for too. What would that be here, $3,000,000?


markct    Posted 03-10-2003 at 08:20:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
whats the deal on agriculture up that way,is it fairly prevalant still as it is in most of upstate ny,i dont plan to farm for a living but i will bale hay and such,the reason i ask is that my girlfriend is going to school to become an ag teacher so finding that sorta area is sorta important. i dont even know if i would be able to get financing for the place anyhow,as it is right now i have enough to put about 10% down if i were to buy the place. i probably would still live where i am now and work my job here and start paying it off till i found a job up there. right now im still living at home so its not costing me a dime to live here,and plus with interest rates so low it seems like an ok plan to me even if i didnt move up there for a year or two.


Randy    Posted 03-10-2003 at 13:11:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We plan on the buy now move later thing ourselves. Lots of farms still out that way. Try this website for real estate www.odbrmls.com Also www.americancountryrealty.com My truck is loaded and I'll get what I can for you tomorrow.


its in chenango county by the way    Posted 03-09-2003 at 16:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
i forgot to say that, markct


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