I've lived in Upstate NY for over a year now after having lived in NYC for most of my adult life. I was craving nature and a more peaceful way of living. I've found this and much, much more. This article written by Erin Schumaker brings to light many of the positive aspects of living upstate. For one, the living is easy. Imagine a day with no traffic, no car horns, and lots of natural space. People are way friendlier upstate. Recently I was out for a run when a car pulled up next to me. The man driving exclaims "I just worked 13 hours, would you mind running an extra lap for me" followed by a big hearty laugh as he drives off. These types of friendly interactions are far more common. Your health will definitely benefit by moving upstate. Here is a short list of health benefits from living upstate: nature, outdoors, exercise, and local food. The last one is quite significant, eating local is extremely beneficial in this day and age. It cuts down on the environmental impact and it also reduces the hit to your wallet. Upstate NY is booming with farms and local farmers markets, approximately 650 markets, which make it the most markets per state in the country.
The City can be a great place to live, but for some of us we feel a deeper calling for something different. Upstate NY can be the answer to that calling. Read this article for more great insight and information about why your Sanctuary Awaits in Upstate!