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Old 10-10-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me about Orangeburg, NY? There is a possibility that we may have to transfer up there from the Atlanta, GA. area in the next few years with my husband's job and I'm pretty concerned about it. I've lived here in the South all my life and can't imagine what a culture shock it would be to move to the 'burbs of NYC. What is the cost of living like up there? Any insight you might offer would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Orangeburg is located about 15 miles North of Manhattan.. It is small hamlet within a larger town of Orangetown... The area is suburban and not dense at all... There's not much in Orangeburg but shopping, etc in nearby towns... Cost of living is very high, with utilities for a decent one bedroom in decent neighborhood your looking at atleast $1300 month.. If your willing to travel 40 + minutes however, prices go down rather drastically.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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They have a WONDERFUL Nuthouse. (Used to be Rockland State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.)

Anyhoo, it's a beautiful, dreadfully expensive area and the commute to Manhattan is a killer. But get a job in the Hospital and you're home free.

Rockland County won't be too much of a culture shock from Alanta.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Other suburban neighborhoods in that area are Nanuet, Pearl River, Congers, Chestnut Ridge and New City.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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We currently own a 5 bedroom house with 4 bathrooms and full finished basement...we bought it new for $379,000 seven years ago. How would something like that compare to Orangeburg? Also, what are the schools like up in that area? Our 15 year old daughter currently attends a high school here with nearly 3,500 students...one of the top in the state.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Default I grew up in Rockland County

my brother lives in Roswell, Ga outside of Atlanta

I think you get more for your $$$ in the Atlanta suburbs that you do in the NY suburbs

I don't think Orangeburg is as congested as other parts of Rockland, it seems smaller than Roswell Ga

Rockland suburbs seem similar to the area where my brother lives in Roswell Ga(Roswell seems to have more character)
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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We currently own a 5 bedroom house with 4 bathrooms and full finished basement...we bought it new for $379,000 seven years ago. How would something like that compare to Orangeburg? Also, what are the schools like up in that area? Our 15 year old daughter currently attends a high school here with nearly 3,500 students...one of the top in the state.
I think you'd be looking in the $MILLION dollar range in Rockland County for something comparable. I did a Weichert search for Orangeburg single family, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and got 3 listings, all over a million., 2 of them JUST over (and they were all VERY beautiful homes.)

On the other hand, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths are QUITE a bit lower priced...like $500-600 G's. (send the guests to the Marriott and save a bundle )


Just out of curiosity, Doxie, what do you think your Atlanta home purchased 7 years ago for $379K would go for today?

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Old 10-23-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Can you hear me NOW?

Can you hear me NOW?

Wouldn't it be nice if those who asked a question bothered with closure? But I'm sure they are VERY busy!
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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I apologize for taking so long to respond. My husband uses the computer all day long and into the night searching for employment. After reading the latest comments, I'm even more concerned than ever about moving up to that area if my husband gets the job offer. You mean a house our size would go for a million? I can't get over that! We had our house on the market to sell several months ago because we thought we were getting tranferred further south with my husband's job. We started at an asking price of $410,000. However, it sat on the market for 18 months and we dropped the asking price by $40,000, but still no offers. It's really hard to say what it would go for now. A lot of it depends on the inventory available. What are the schools like in the area of Orangeburg? I'm really concerned about the transition, especially for our 15 year old daughter. Are there other nice surrounding areas we should consider?
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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Bergen County, New Jersey immediately to the South of Rockland County has many lovely communities with good schools.
Check Mahwah, Ramsey, Franklin Lakes, Upper Saddle River.
Stay closer to NYTransit to make the commute into Manhattan as easy as possible.

In New York, good options are available just North in Westchester County.


If I were you I'd rent for a year or 2 and get the real feel of where you'd like to live. I'd say try Jersey City or Hoboken for commuting ease, but alas, Hudson County would mean private school for your daughter (because the scools are dreadful)...and private schools are VERY pricey.

I guess a lot depends on getting that house sold. Good luck, I have heard the Atlanta market is pretty soft.
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