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Unread 03-12-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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Default Need advice: working in Chelsea but want to live uptown, maybe lower WChester

Thanks to anyone who can offer a bit of advice here. I live upstate in Orange County right now but will be soon working in Chelsea. Do NOT want to make that commute for long at all. I have family in the Tarrytown area and need to be somewhat close to them but not terrible far from Chelsea to either bus or drive in as needed. I have two young kids and my wife stays at home with them, so I'm naturally concerned about a reasonably safe area where we can all be outside during the daytime and not worry too much about crazy weirdos.

What are your thoughts on Mt. Vernon or Yonkers (is there an area of these cities that's better than another?)? Morningside Heights or north, West Harlem, Washington Heights maybe?

Appreciate the help.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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Thanks to anyone who can offer a bit of advice here. I live upstate in Orange County right now but will be soon working in Chelsea. Do NOT want to make that commute for long at all. I have family in the Tarrytown area and need to be somewhat close to them but not terrible far from Chelsea to either bus or drive in as needed. I have two young kids and my wife stays at home with them, so I'm naturally concerned about a reasonably safe area where we can all be outside during the daytime and not worry too much about crazy weirdos.

What are your thoughts on Mt. Vernon or Yonkers (is there an area of these cities that's better than another?)? Morningside Heights or north, West Harlem, Washington Heights maybe?

Appreciate the help.
either way the train still gets ya there
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Unread 03-12-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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I guess that's helpful. :-) Familiar with trains - they go on rails, right? ha Trying to get a feel for a safe neighborhood with enough room for a family of 4. Even a 2/3 flex is okay for now and trying to keep rent under $3K.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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Lawrence Park and Crestwood are nice areas of Yonkers. Fleetwood is a nice part of Mount Vernon. However, if you want to stay in the city, yet have an easy commute to Tarrytown by car, what about Riverdale? It would work with your budget, and you have options for Chelsea. If you drive, it's not terribly difficult, save for the usual problems on the WSH. You can take MNRR to Grand Central, or the express bus to 34th Street.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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Thanks, bmwguydc, very helpful. I'll look into all of them this week. I have very little knowledge of the neighborhoods in lower WC County. Had never really thought about Riverdale but that would be pretty convenient. I don't drive it every day but haven't had a problem with the WSH to date - wasn't a bad drive into Chelsea once I got off the GWB.
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