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Old 07-20-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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I thought it would easier to put it in Metro areas. Looking for a job back on the east coast. Being out here in Minnesota has spoiled me to a point. Only negative here is the winter and even I have gotten used to that. Here is what I am looking for

1. Safety
2. Great Schools. Public, Charter and Private. and affordable preschools as well
3. Affordability. Looking for a 3 bedroom to rent for now. My cutoff price would probably be $2200. Preferably less.
4. things to do for kids- Excellent parks, indoor and outdoor, water parks, etc.
5. Clean- able to drink water out the sink
6. Shopping- Shopping malls and thrift stores.
7. Walkability- doesn't have to be in the city but at least walkable to restaurants and shops
8. Active nightlife and daylife- Plays, Musuems, concerts, sporting events, bars, restuarants, etc.
9. Diversity. aka We're not the only black family

Cities I can think of that are suburban but have that city feel would Silver Spring Md, Ardmore, Pa.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: New York City
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So this is another NYC vs Philly vs DC thread....
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:13 AM
 
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No because I don't wanna live in any of these cities. More like which has the best suburbs.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:49 AM
 
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For NYC, Pelham, Tuckahoe, Dobbs Ferry and really any of the other Westchester County River Towns, Nyack/South Nyack, Rockville Centre, Baldwin(inc. NW Freeport in Baldwin Schools), Mamaroneck and perhaps the Valley Streams and Elmont in the NY portion of the metro. South Orange/Maplewood, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Teaneck and perhaps Bergenfield, among some others in the NJ portion.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:53 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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I would say Phila takes affordability and the rest are a tie
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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For NYC, Pelham, Tuckahoe, Dobbs Ferry and really any of the other Westchester County River Towns, Nyack/South Nyack, Rockville Centre, Baldwin(inc. NW Freeport in Baldwin Schools), Mamaroneck and perhaps the Valley Streams and Elmont in the NY portion of the metro. South Orange/Maplewood, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Teaneck and perhaps Bergenfield, among some others in the NJ portion.
You may also consider places like New Rochelle, White Plains, even parts of Mount Vernon(Fleetwood/North MV and Eastern MV) or Yonkers, especially if you are open to a range of school options.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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DMV, if fits basically all of your criteria points except for maybe #3.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I would say Phila takes affordability and the rest are a tie
Philly is great on value, but I wouldn't call Ardmore/Bryn Mawr the precipice of affordability, though very nice communities. If affordability is a true concern, you might want to look elsewhere. Havertown is not too bad or Media. If you're set on the Main Line, maybe a little bit further out into Radnor.
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Philly is great on value, but I wouldn't call Ardmore/Bryn Mawr the precipice of affordability, though very nice communities. If affordability is a true concern, you might want to look elsewhere. Havertown is not too bad or Media. If you're set on the Main Line, maybe a little bit further out into Radnor.
Well yeah, nobody said Philly was affordable overall. But compared to DC/NYC, I would consider it relatively affordable.
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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For NYC, Pelham, Tuckahoe, Dobbs Ferry and really any of the other Westchester County River Towns, Nyack/South Nyack, Rockville Centre, Baldwin(inc. NW Freeport in Baldwin Schools), Mamaroneck and perhaps the Valley Streams and Elmont in the NY portion of the metro. South Orange/Maplewood, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Teaneck and perhaps Bergenfield, among some others in the NJ portion.
Some street views, Nyack: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0910...7i13312!8i6656 (busy night life area in a very diverse community with solid/good schools)

Where South Nyack and Nyack meet(both are in the same SD): https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0873...7i13312!8i6656

School district: Home Page - Nyack Public Schools
https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000039227

This mall is just up the road as well: https://www.palisadescenter.com/


Dobbs Ferry: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0140...7i13312!8i6656

School district: https://www.dfsd.org/Page/1
https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000035594

Mamaroneck: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9499...7i13312!8i6656

SD: https://www.mamkschools.org/
https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000035433


Rockville Centre: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6561...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6607...7i13312!8i6656

SD: http://www.rvcschools.org/pages/Rockville_Centre_UFSD
https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000049383


Bergenfield: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9259...7i13312!8i6656

SD: https://www.bergenfield.org/

Glen Ridge: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8036...6!9m2!1b1!2i38 (area is near a business district in eastern Montclair with quite a few Black owned businesses: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8075...6!9m2!1b1!2i38 )

SD: https://www.glenridge.org/

The others have been mentioned in other threads in the past, along with school and other information.
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