Hello! My name is Michelle and I am a mother of two little ones. My family currently lives in FL and we just found out that my DH is going to be relocated to Rome for his job. I am thrilled to be moving to upstate NY. I cannot wait to experience seasons again and I have always heard that upstate NY is gorgeous.
I was wondering if any of you know anything about Rome or the surrounding area. I have tried to research the town on-line and I am getting a little discouraged. In the couple hours of research I have done I have found sites telling me that the schools are rated poorly (however the city of Rome does state that the schools are highly rated on their website), there are abandoned neighborhoods, and there are a ton of houses for sale (we were hoping to rent since we are relocated every few years but rentals appear to be few and very far between). The impression I am getting from the information I am seeing on-line is that the economic situation is not very good in Rome. Is this accurate? I don't want to purchase a house in Rome if we will have troubles unloading it in a few years. Do you have any information you could offer about the schools? Do you feel we would be better off looking for housing in Utica or other surrounding cities and have DH commute?
Any information you have about the area will be greatly appreciated, as we know very little about the area!