Living in Oneonta, NY is a good experience for those looking for that New York lifestyle, but with less congestion than actually living in the city. I know for a fact that the central location is a plus, and also if you were to drive east along Rt. 88, you will be in Albany in no time.
Keeping along with the introductory phase, I will tell you that you can find just enough to do here without having to leave the town. Right here in the city limits, you can find an array of food places, along with my personal favorite Alfresco's Italian Bistro on Main Street.
Although the crime has gotten a bit worse over the years, it is still nothing to lose your head over. I know that most people are fine with living here, although there is always something in the newspaper. All in all, Oneonta is a great place to live and you should take a moment to check it out for yourself!