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#21 warmnfuzzyar

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Posted January 04 2015 - 09:12 AM

3 hours from where??? It takes me 3 hours to get to upstate NY (heck I've spent 5 hours on the Deegan coming from upstate NY with an accident) and not deep with normal traffic. I looked far and wide in what is now yuppie Vermont but 6+ hours was the shortest trip to some nice property I've seen. Don't get me wrong, Vermont is beautiful, but I don't see how it is realistically close to LI, the commute was the biggest turnoff in my search for a realistically close-by second property.



Like it says in my post . " less than 3 hours from Bridgeport " Spending 5 hours on the Maj. Deagan is one reason I chose NOT to go through the nyc area to get to my property .I really enjoy my ride to Vt. and it is one of the reasons I chose the area.
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#22 Orion

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Posted January 04 2015 - 09:37 AM

Spent a lot of time in Maine and really consider it a great vacation state. From the coast to the western mountains to the tundra-like far north varies a bunch in types of environment. What types of areas do you like? Getting deep into the 'sticks' can take some getting used to. Tourist areas are fine. I looked for places around Sebago Lake and liked it. Also looked across NH near Conway and liked it but there are a lot of tourists during the summer. There is something special about Woodstock, Vermont, nice town, there must be good people in the local government. I wound up buying in the Adirondacks near Lake George, plenty to do but NY sucks. Try looking about 25 minutes away from a resort area to get a better price.
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Posted January 04 2015 - 09:41 AM

If I pick an area in NY it would most likely be Saranac Lake 10 minutes away from Lake Placid and 1/2 the price beautiful country and decent size towns with lots to do.

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Posted January 04 2015 - 09:47 AM

If I pick an area in NY it would most likely be Saranac Lake 10 minutes away from Lake Placid and 1/2 the price beautiful country and decent size towns with lots to do.

That IS a beautiful area, but that's a long haul......

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Posted January 04 2015 - 10:26 AM

Like others said distance is something to concider. The further it is the less likely you are to use it. Whatever money you save will be lost in gas and tolls.

If you get something close to a vacation/ski are you can rent it out when you don't use it. That also depends on what you plan on keeping there. There are also exchange programs were people will trade vacation homes for a week or so. I understand this isn't for everyone. But just something which might offset the cost a little.

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Posted January 04 2015 - 11:27 AM

Too cold for me.

Though upstate, Maine, Vermont are some of the most beautiful places on earth. No more cold for me....... and I getting away from the east coast. But that is just me.

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Posted January 04 2015 - 11:32 AM

When I narrowed down my search I considered EVERTHING involved in the experience . As a result I am never saying to my self " oh , this traffic sucks " or " oh , this journey is too long " or " oh , I should have bought in this town " Any choice you make will have compromises , but as long as you are comfortable in your mind with it that's the ticket.
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Posted January 04 2015 - 12:38 PM

SW NH is very affordable and convenient to I91.

Stick close to a college town. That keeps Tobacco Road syndrome low.

My pick is any spot between Bennington VT and Jaffrey NH. You really can't go wrong.

Maine is full of Coneheads. That's what we call a native born redneck who works seasonal jobs and piles trash in his yard but always finds enough money to buy gas for the quad.
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Posted January 04 2015 - 01:00 PM

My pick is any spot between Bennington VT and Jaffrey NH. You really can't go wrong.


I'm glad to hear as that backs up my research! We are going there for "vacation" next month... and by vacation, I mean my wife wants to check out the area and see just how cold "cold" really is in the winter.
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#30 warmnfuzzyar

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Posted January 04 2015 - 01:10 PM

I'm glad to hear as that backs up my research! We are going there for "vacation" next month... and by vacation, I mean my wife wants to check out the area and see just how cold "cold" really is in the winter.


I'd say 10 - 15 degrees . But the summers are sooooooooooo much nicer . not humid

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Posted January 04 2015 - 01:28 PM

I'd say 10 - 15 degrees . But the summers are sooooooooooo much nicer . not humid

That probably isn't Celsius, is it?
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Posted January 04 2015 - 01:38 PM

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Posted January 04 2015 - 02:54 PM

Bennington VT and Jaffrey NH...great area, but aren't you competing with folks from Boston in terms of second homes? I know all New England is fair game for Bostonians, and also, S. NH gets a lot of folks who commute to jobs in Boston metro area. The drive out of Boston is a killer.

Check out the evening/Friday night get-away on I 93 from Boston to Manchester and you'll find you're right at home if you live on the LIE. Boston get-away traffic is a killer.

My favorite place in NH is the Lakes Region; around Burlington in VT; and a pretty little college town in central NH, New London. Ashland, NH (ded center in the middle of the state) is also on my places to look if I were thinking about a second home up there.

Don't forget, Maine, NH and VT have 5 seasons a year: Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring and Mud Season (in Maine, also known as Black Fly season).

Good luck on ya, mate.
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Posted January 04 2015 - 03:30 PM

I will say this in one sentence so listen closely . If you want to get away from it all go to a place where there is no money , get a beat up car and have fun .

Edited by warmnfuzzyar, January 04 2015 - 03:31 PM.

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#35 Kimber Carry

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Posted January 04 2015 - 10:50 PM

Where in VT are you warm fuzzy?

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Posted January 05 2015 - 10:22 AM

Bennington VT and Jaffrey NH...great area, but aren't you competing with folks from Boston in terms of second homes? I know all New England is fair game for Bostonians, and also, S. NH gets a lot of folks who commute to jobs in Boston metro area. The drive out of Boston is a killer.

Check out the evening/Friday night get-away on I 93 from Boston to Manchester and you'll find you're right at home if you live on the LIE. Boston get-away traffic is a killer.

My favorite place in NH is the Lakes Region; around Burlington in VT; and a pretty little college town in central NH, New London. Ashland, NH (ded center in the middle of the state) is also on my places to look if I were thinking about a second home up there.

Don't forget, Maine, NH and VT have 5 seasons a year: Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring and Mud Season (in Maine, also known as Black Fly season).

Good luck on ya, mate.


Temple mountain is in the way for a Boston commute. SWNH is the quiet corner. No one commutes to Boston from Keene. It's 90 miles but weather can make it impossible.

It can get down to -20 degrees for a week or two in January. Then we have a thaw and then it's on to spring. Most of the winter its 15 to 30 degrees.

And low humidity in the summer.

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Posted January 05 2015 - 11:03 AM

Maine is beautiful.....to visit but not ,imo, a getaway retreat spot..at least not from LI.If mountains are your thing , upstate NY or western Mass. is affordable and relatively speaking "close by". I'm not a big PA. guy as the NE part is flooded with low income full timers(if you catch my drift) and the better parts get pricey for that reason.. good luck on your search

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Posted January 05 2015 - 11:38 AM

I'm glad to hear as that backs up my research! We are going there for "vacation" next month... and by vacation, I mean my wife wants to check out the area and see just how cold "cold" really is in the winter.


If you want to show her what cold is go to Burlington VT for the third week in Jan. Wait for a day that's -30 degrees with a 40mph wind off the lake. Then try to find someplace warm.





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