I've lived in Central New York for the majority of my life. There was a stint I did in the Capital Region several years ago and let me tell you, it helped me appreciate home just a little bit more.

Have you ever moved somewhere, missing your home area just a little bit, only to be surprised about certain aspects of where you moved to? I had that happen when I relocated and now I'm really happy to have learned certain things about that area. A lot shocked me when I moved, like the difference in commute times, food, etc.

Whether it be for a new career, family, or another life scenario - new people are moving to Central New York all the time. Are you ever curious what shocks them when they get here?

8 Things That Shock People During Their First Year in Central New York

Central New York is a wonderful place to live (that is, depending on who you ask.) If you're moving here from somewhere else it can be a bit of an adjustment. These are 8 things that seem to surprise people who relocate here from out of state.

 

If you're looking to move to Central New York, did you know we are the home of some of the cheapest places to live?

HomeSnacks looked at the 167 largest cities in New York and ranked them based on several factors of “affordability.” They took a look at the numbers and discovered that places in the Central New York region, and the Mohawk Valley, were far from being the most expensive. Fulton, Herkimer and Ilion all were included in the list of the 10 Cheapest Place to Live in New York.

Maybe that helps to influence your decision about making your way here. That - and the list of the 10 things that shock most people upon moving to our area.

21 New York State Counties With The Most Horrendous Commute Times

Have you ever stopped and added up how much time you spend behind the wheel? What are the worst commute times for counties across New York State?

How bad do we REALLY have it in New York State when it comes to our commute times? According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the national average for a one-way commute to or from work is 26.9 minutes and 9.3% of workers nationwide have a one-way commute of 60 minutes or more. Here in New York State, the mean travel time to work in minutes for workers age 16 years+ between 2016-2020 was around 33.5 minutes.

Which counties across the state are the worst?

21 New York State Counties With The Most Horrendous Commute Times

Have you ever stopped and added up how much time you spend behind the wheel? What are the worst commute times for counties across New York State?

How bad do we REALLY have it in New York State when it comes to our commute times? According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the national average for a one-way commute to or from work is 26.9 minutes and 9.3% of workers nationwide have a one-way commute of 60 minutes or more. Here in New York State, the mean travel time to work in minutes for workers age 16 years+ between 2016-2020 was around 33.5 minutes.

Which counties across the state are the worst?

What Towns Do You Think Are Most Boring in Upstate New York?

We asked you the question and here's the most popular responses we received!