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Old Yesterday, 04:49 AM
 
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. About one-fifth or more of the store fronts are vacant, some since May 2017, when my law practice moved to a Grade B commercial space.

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my son is a partner in a very large national law firm in white plains. a few years ago they moved their offices to an even larger facility since they got a better deal on a bigger place.

when they lived in white plains he walked to work , they were so close to the city center .

but white plains itself is just to crowded and to much of a hassle to get around in , it can be like driving in manhattan . .. i prefer restaurants outside the city itself on Mamaroneck Avenue,
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white plains can also be pretty costly .. my son lived in white plains , then moved to scarsdale and now is in ryebrook ... taxes in westchester on real estate can be killer as well as things like day care are so much more then here in queens .

basically any place in westchester that has a dedicated train station is going to be very expensive for the most part . there is a big difference in costs between rye and rye brook since rye has a dedicated station .

parts of white plains can be like living in manhattan.

if we decide to leave queens , we may look in to hartsdale in westchester .
But White Plains and surrounding area must still be a better bang for your buck.

Less stepping on dog poo, much cleaner, better schools around, less thugs, more greenery around,

No way traffic is as bad as NYC plus you are closer to the rural attractions like the Mountains. Now downside is you are farther from the beach.
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Old Yesterday, 12:57 PM
 
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But White Plains and surrounding area must still be a better bang for your buck.

Less stepping on dog poo, much cleaner, better schools around, less thugs, more greenery around,

No way traffic is as bad as NYC plus you are closer to the rural attractions like the Mountains. Now downside is you are farther from the beach.
I much prefer the surrounding area to white plains .... I still work one day a week in Long island and spend a lot of time at a drum studio close to us , but if I decide to give up my one day of work I like hartsdale ....still close to the city and a far nicer lifestyle .

Everything In westchester is priced by school district and dedicated train station ....so going by good , better ,best , Scarsdale is best and hartsdale good ....we have no kids in school so hartsdale can be a bargain for us.

Our other kids are in New Jersey ...I dislike jersey ....
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At one time those commercial buildings were owned by individual local investors but they were often bought out by speculators holding large quantities of such along with bigger buildings in busier settings.
We have a sometime client that owns lots of area property. He lives locally and his office is across the street from my office. Nice theory but in Westchester the large property owners own the malls, not Mamaroneck Avenue or East Post Road.
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No way traffic is as bad as NYC plus you are closer to the rural attractions like the Mountains. Now downside is you are farther from the beach.
I-287 is as much a parking lot sometimes as is the Cross Bronx. I have the benefit of knowing the local roads.
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We have a sometime client that owns lots of area property. He lives locally and his office is across the street from my office. Nice theory but in Westchester the large property owners own the malls, not Mamaroneck Avenue or East Post Road.
I think you may be surprised to find out who actually owns those properties on the shopping streets today; even your "sometime client" does not fit the mold of owner operators of the past or single property owners. In any event, the comments here are not intended to apply exclusively to the specific area mentioned.
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