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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1215 on: November 20, 2014, 06:51:16 PM »
Anyone know the story with Jewish community in Albany?

Number of people? Shuls? restaurants? Homes? etc.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1216 on: November 21, 2014, 03:02:24 AM »
The orthodox shul struggles to get a minyan on Sunday. It's a beautiful shul. On shabbos I think they have around 150 people.
I don't think there are any restaurants. Homes IIRC are extremely cheap
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1217 on: November 21, 2014, 03:11:00 AM »
Anyone know the story with Jewish community in Albany?

Number of people? Shuls? restaurants? Homes? etc.

This one restaurant came up in search - http://www.terraalbany.com/about/kosher/. And there are large kosher aisles in a few supermarkets.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1218 on: November 21, 2014, 08:54:01 AM »
Ft. Lauderdale - there's a Walmart with a bluebird atm :) (though it's beginning to go out of style)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1219 on: November 21, 2014, 11:54:22 AM »
Ft. Lauderdale - there's a Walmart with a bluebird atm :) (though it's beginning to go out of style)

do people really move places based on a Wal Mart atm machine?? :o :o

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1220 on: November 21, 2014, 12:08:39 PM »
do people really move places based on a Wal Mart atm machine?? :o :o
Do people on the internet not understand jokes? :o :o
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1221 on: November 21, 2014, 12:09:51 PM »
Do people on the internet not understand jokes? :o :o
all the time
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1222 on: November 21, 2014, 12:59:30 PM »
all the time

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1223 on: November 24, 2014, 04:43:49 PM »
do people really move places based on a Wal Mart atm machine?? :o :o
all the time
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1224 on: November 24, 2014, 05:37:18 PM »
I decided in 2011 to move to Phoenix, after some back and forth to LA,
in May 2014 I made the final move after purchasing a house - Phoenix is now my official home

Pros:
- Housing is very cheap (~$120 SQFT) with big lots attached.
- Parking is abundant, everybody has driveways.
- Not much traffic, when there is, you can drive on local streets.
- People are friendly.
- Pretty good hospital, doctors etc. (Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson sister hospital, Phoenix Children's)
- Major sports teams and venues - Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Suns, Coyotes.
- Baseball spring training, 1/2 major league teams spend their spring training in greater Phoenix area.
- Driving distance to several major cities: LA 5.5 hours LAS 4.5 hours TUS 1.5 hours.
- PHX is hub for UA and SW.
- Winter weather doesn't go below freezing, rains only several times a year in the summer.
- Lots of great shopping and Walmart's, CVS (1.5 hour drive to TUS for Prepaid REDcard)
- 125K+ Jews live in the metro area, many options for meat/dairy food.
- All Trader Joe's carry empire chicken, turkey and glatt beef. Sprouts carries empire chickens and turkey.
- Gas is cheaper than NY and LA

Cons:
- 100+ degrees on 100+ days a year, dry heat but still pretty hot (most people have swimming pools)
- Job opportunities not abundant like in other major cities, but there are several headquarters for major Co's. like US :)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1225 on: November 24, 2014, 05:42:02 PM »
I decided in 2011 to move to Phoenix, after some back and forth to LA,
in May 2014 I made the final move after purchasing a house - Phoenix is now my official home

Pros:
- Housing is very cheap (~$120 SQFT) with big lots attached.
- Parking is abundant, everybody has driveways.
- Not much traffic, when there is, you can drive on local streets.
- People are friendly.
- Pretty good hospital, doctors etc. (Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson sister hospital, Phoenix Children's)
- Major sports teams and venues - Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Suns, Coyotes.
- Baseball spring training, 1/2 major league teams spend their spring training in greater Phoenix area.
- Driving distance to several major cities: LA 5.5 hours LAS 4.5 hours TUS 1.5 hours.
- PHX is hub for UA and SW.
- Winter weather doesn't go below freezing, rains only several times a year in the summer.
- Lots of great shopping and Walmart's, CVS (1.5 hour drive to TUS for Prepaid REDcard)
- 125K+ Jews live in the metro area, many options for meat/dairy food.
- All Trader Joe's carry empire chicken, turkey and glatt beef. Sprouts carries empire chickens and turkey.
- Gas is cheaper than NY and LA

Cons:
- 100+ degrees on 100+ days a year, dry heat but still pretty hot (most people have swimming pools)
- Job opportunities not abundant like in other major cities, but there are several headquarters for major Co's. like US :)
What about schools ?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1226 on: November 24, 2014, 05:43:09 PM »
-125K+ Jews live in the metro area
{{Citation needed}}

Otherwise nice post.  But are the meat and dairy restaurants really considered a pro? Anything that can compare to LA style food?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1227 on: November 24, 2014, 05:45:18 PM »
What about schools ?
My kid is not school age.
I know there is the Hebrew Academy and Torah Day School and a few more.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1228 on: November 24, 2014, 05:47:12 PM »
{{Citation needed}}

Otherwise nice post.  But are the meat and dairy restaurants really considered a pro? Anything that can compare to LA style food?
1) nothing compares to food in LA or NY
2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Federations_of_North_America#Historical_highlights and several other sources

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #1229 on: November 24, 2014, 05:51:51 PM »
- PHX is hub for US and SW.

FTFY.

Saw a cookbook that recently came out, featured two recipes from Segal's, and wrote a nice review of that place.