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Old 01-26-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Trumbull, CT
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Hey there, so here is the deal. I am considering accepting a position in Yonkers which pays around 95k. I have a car, I am a 33 year old newly single gal with 2 cats. I currently live in CT but the commute is nuts.
Are there any safe, urban-ish (ie life going on outside your door, not being forced to drive 15 minutes to get to a grocery store) areas within say 30 minutes by car or public transport? Additionally, if I want a MINIMUM of 800 sq ft (cant go smaller with cats), in an updated building what am I looking at price wise?
I don't want to live on Ramen and Campbell's and I work very hard so I want to enjoy life... so is this job worth it or should I stay where I am?
Thoughts?
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: BX
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There is a million places u can live within 30 mins from yonkers. u need to start by looking at a map. u could even live in yonkers.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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If you want more specific information on Yonkers and the surrounding areas, you might want to post in the Westchester forum, since Yonkers is part of Westchester county. But there are many places to live within 30 minutes, from Yonkers itself to White Plains, etc.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Trumbull, CT
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Sorry, from what friends in the are have told me, Riverdale or somewhere like that is my only option. Yonkers has high taxes and few 'nicer' areas, and whiteplains would be the only place in westchester that has remotely the urban feel i'm looking for but that I can't get a nice 1 bedroom for under $2500... is that incorrect?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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I don't think Riverdale is your only option. Why don't you check out the NY Times real estate listings and just get a feel for the rents in the area. Again, the Westchester forum might be able to help you more. Yonkers/White Plains are not part of NYC.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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bronxville
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Bronxville is likely going to be expensive, unless it's the Bronxville P.O., which is Yonkers or Eastchester, and a portion of Mount Vernon (very small portion). Parking can be very difficult in the P.O., as many buildings were built without adequate parking for modern households that have multiple vehicles; and, in Bronxville proper you have to park off-street, even if your complex does not have parking, as the village has parking lots for residential parking because no vehicles may be parked on the streets overnight.

Riverdale is a good option, as would be Woodlawn, if you want o stay in the city. If you want Westchester, I would look more toward White Plains or Hartsdale, or even Tarrytown. Pelham is also convenient to Yonkers, and might have some rental options. NYC has resident income tax, and your car insurance will be higher than Westchester, so I would consider both when budgeting between the city and Lower Westchester.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: BX
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stay out of riverdale unless ur jewish and want a kosher pizza place, kosher liquor store, kosher bakery, and kosher mexican that all are closed after dark and on weekends wtf
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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If one is going to work in Yonkers, I would think the living nearby makes the most sense. If you live outside Yonkers and NYC you escape the local income taxes.
Find a garden apartment in Westchester County, there are a million of them and they are not expensive.

For weeekends, come into Manhattan for fun.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: BX
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stay out of riverdale unless ur jewish and want a kosher pizza place, kosher liquor store, kosher bakery, and kosher mexican that all are closed after dark and on weekends wtf
and i forgot the last one and a bagel store that yells at you to go stand by the door if u talk on ur cell phone by the register.

riverdale can go $#$@#@ itself!
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