Matthew S emails:
I'm contemplating a move to Albany from San Francisco this summer to start a graduate program. I was wondering if there are any common misconceptions that people from outside the area hold when they move to the Albany area and how they lose 'em.
Also, what are some good resources for transplants to get to know their community? What should I be looking out for?
Hmm, where to start.
While it's not a misconception exactly, one thing that kind of bugs us about the way people describe this area is the "It's so close to other stuff!" line (Boston, NYC, Montreal). It's a true statement, but leading with that implies that you have to leave this place to do anything interesting (not a true statement).
One way to get the know the community: get a dog. It's hard to not meet people when you're out walking the neighborhood all the time.
We're guessing you have a bunch of thoughts for Matthew. Please share.
Earlier on AOA: Adjusting to Upstate (thanks, AP)
Golden Gate photo: Flickr user Rodefeld
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