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Don't move to Elmira the place is boring sorry ladies. I'm from NYC check out Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, white plains, Albany, westchester county, NJ Paramus area up through Rt 17 north, and get with an agency. Hope that helps.
Yup, Elmira itself is boring. I lived there. But Corning has museums and interesting shopping and dining because of Corning, Inc. That's 17 miles down the road. Ithaca is a great college town, 30 miles north of Elmira. Some of the areas up 17 may be problematic because of the number of nursing schools graduating RNs. True upstate (Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, Elmira, Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, etc) may offer more entry level opportunities. Pay won't be as high as in NYC or the immediate surrounding areas, but rent is lower, as is car insurance and a number of other cost of living indexes. I liked Binghamton, but I really love the Syracuse area. Close to the Adirondacks and the Finger Lakes, easy access to a lot of wine country, lots of interesting little towns to explore. And Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Binghamton do have cultural events, fairs, theater, opera, and museums. No, none of it is NYC, but upstate New York is a good place to live and work.