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Old 07-06-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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Hi. My husband and I may be relocating to NYC from upper Fairfield Co., CT. We have 2 young children (1 and 3 1/2) and we want to know the best neighborhoods in NYC for young families. Our income would be 100k. Any info on public schools, best playgrounds, safe neighborhoods, relatively affordable rent, etc?

I have no idea where to start! Thanks!

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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use this "nyc neighborhood calculator" and read accompanying article. should be perfect info for you

The Best Places to Live in NYC - The Livability Calculator -- New York Magazine
The Neighborhoods Issue 2010 -- New York Magazine
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Raised in queens/native NY'er
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How much can you pay for rent?
I would recommend Bayside,Woodside,Forest Hills
Most of the family-oriented neighborhoods would be in Queens.
Staten Island is always an option.
Good areas in Brooklyn and Manhattan will cost you a fortune. Even the bad areas of Manhattan will cost you a fortune.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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Time Out Kids NYC also does some features on the best neighborhoods for families. Some blogs like Queens Mamas and Mommy Poppins might be interesting reads as well.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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We will be able to afford around 3k a month.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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Any reason you're moving to NYC with so little money? The schools in NYC are generally far worse than they are in Fairfield county, the commute to Manhattan by subway (if that's where you will work) won't be much faster than from Greenwich by train from the affordable parts of Brooklyn and Queens..
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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The schools in NYC depend on the neighborhood.
Harlem may have bad schools, while Park Slope has good ones.
BTW are you looking for an urban or suburban atmosphere?
I still recommend sunnyside,woodside, and forest hills.
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