Upstate: Averill Park, NY
While Averill Park, NY isn’t in the heart of Albany, it is still within an easy commuting distance of the New York State capital city. With rustic farmhouse details and charm, you can take advantage of the job opportunities and culture of the capital region
1622 Burden Lake Road, Averill Park, NY (via Trulia)
4 BR/2.5 Bath; $150,000
New England: Portland, ME
This charming 3 bedroom is in small, New England city, Portland, Maine. It is chock full of period details and built-ins and still provides an urban feel in a country setting. And this seaside city is full of antique shops and good restaurants – a perfect compromise between rural and urban.
435 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME (via Trulia)
3 BR/1.5 Bath; $332,500