The other day I was having a conversation with a former co-worker who moved out of the Binghamton area to the southwestern part of the United States. One thing he mentioned was not thinking about some of the things he would miss that we have in the Binghamton area that he doesn't have access to where he lives.

Just the move I made from Western New York to the Binghamton area, eventually made me miss a few things from home. Things like my being minutes away from enjoying food from my favorite pizza restaurant, enjoying the thickest chocolate milkshake ever from a local ice cream stand, being around my nieces and nephews as they grew up, and spending more time with my parents and siblings

You know the saying "The grass is always greener on the other side." Well, that's not always true. I remember a conversation with a resident of Utah a few years ago, exclaiming that I must be so lucky to live in an area with so many trees and greenery. I was thinking the same of that person living in the beautiful red rock and desert of the Southwest. I thought if I moved here, would I eventually miss the beauty of the Northeast?

I bet I would eventually. And what else would I miss if I were to move away from the Binghamton area so, let's say, Utah? On the surface, you may think nothing, but I know that's not true. So, I came up with a few things I would miss if I were to move to a faraway place. Take a look and tell me if you agree.

You Would Miss These If You Left The Southern Tier

35 Famous People With Ties to the Binghamton Area

Ranked: Broome County's Best Pizza

If you’re from Broome County, you know how fierce the great pizza debate is. Are you a Nirchis fan, or are you team Brozzettis? No matter how many of these pizzas you enjoy, deep down everyone has their favorite. 

To finally put the pizza dispute to rest, we’ve turned to Yelp! To tell us who REALLY is Broome County’s Best Pizza... 

Will your favorite pizza place make the list? Did Yelp! Leave anything out? 

Cream Dove Co. Items You Can Still Purchase

A local hit in the early 20th century, Cream Dove Manufacturing Company operated on Alice Street, located in the East side of Binghamton, New York. Their main appeal was the colorful measuring cups their products, most popularly peanut butter, came in.

Although Cream Dove Co. has since left the area, there are a good amount of vintage products you can purchase.