Joe, where is work for you? You know where i live. I work on 33rd street in Manhattan, 65 miles. Door to door it is 75 minutes on a normal day. New Paltz adds another 15-25 minutes depending. Thats alot of driving, and thats coming from a guy whos been doing the same 130ish mile round trip for almost 18 years. Ofcourse if work is closer/up here....than go for it! It really is beautiful up there. I know you had family and work up around that way?