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Old 07-06-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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I am moving my wife and family back to the USA in 2 weeks. Having lived for 12 years in London, it is a big change to move back to the motherland!

My daughters are nearly 4 years old, and we will be on ~200K per year when we move back, working in Manhattan.

From all my research and visits, we do like Montclair so far, however, I wondered what the alternatives are...

The things that attract us to Montclair are:
1) Magnet schools
2) "High streets" centered around railway stations
3) Sensible (albeit not perfect) commute.
4) Housing stock and affordability (we would like to have a nice 5+ br house near shops and the rail station)

We have done some quick drives around Westchester and some other areas North of NYC, however, the housing is quite a bit out of our price range, especially if you want to be near a nice school.

Are there any other places which we might be overlooking in NY state which tick the above boxes and are worth a look? Long Island, for instance?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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