My husband and I are considering a move back to upstate (I was born and raised in the Finger Lakes, went to undergrad in Rochester) with our 13 month old. We currently live in Colorado. We would like to stay with in an hour's radius of my parents, and so are narrowing our choices between Rochester and Ithaca. I am a therapist, and he is a guitar builder, and would love to be able to find a place where our careers and family can thrive! I lived in Ithaca for a few summers during college, and was in Rochester for a few years- but that was all as a young adult. Would any of you mind sharing the pro's and challenges if you live in one of these areas (specifically publics schools, property taxes, and very importantly: the community/chances to connect with others who share MDC style parenting/life philosophies....)?
Thank you in advance!