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View Poll Results: Which suburban area of NYC would you consider if you didn't want to live in NYC for whatever reason?
NE Jersey: Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union, Somerset, Middlesex, & Monmouth County 10 30.30%
Hudson Valley: Rockland & Westchester County 19 57.58%
Long Island: Nassau & Suffolk County 6 18.18%
SW Connecticut: Fairfield & New Haven County 2 6.06%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-02-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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Unlike most others who flock sourh upon retirement, I'm headed north...way north. Maine sounds ideal.
We looked a Portland ME this fall. We stayed on Peaks Island in an Airbnb. It was as close to paradise as I've ever been! Evidentially, Peaks Island winter's are about the same as NYC's. Portland has a real airport and Amtrak has a train to Boston with connections to the Northeast corridor. There is a lot to love!
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:54 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I really like the towns along the Hudson River/Harlem line. Places like Cold Spring and Beacon. But I enjoy the woods and hiking. There is a lot of it up there and easy access to the city via Metro North.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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I'm sure Westchester is a very nice place to live for millionaires.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 AM
 
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I really like the towns along the Hudson River/Harlem line. Places like Cold Spring and Beacon. But I enjoy the woods and hiking. There is a lot of it up there and easy access to the city via Metro North.
I like Cold Spring and Beacon during the off-seasons. We went to Beacon last month. It was very pleasant. During the nicer weather, walking and driving is slow and parking is impossible. Same for Cold Spring which has nice restaurants with long lines in spring, summer and fall.

I can't imagine living near the main streets in those towns. The great thing about Cold Spring and Beacon is metro north commutation. The worse thing about Cold Springs and Beacon is the teeming hordes of NYers coming up on metro north.
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Old Yesterday, 10:03 AM
 
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Hudson Valley 100%. I grew up in Westchester and never really appreciated the beauty and serenity (lol!) of Westchester and the Hudson Valley until now. Lots of good restaurants, hiking, boating, shops, B&Bs, etc. I’m rediscovering a lot of the towns that I likely visited when I was younger due to soccer tournaments and games that were played throughout the county. I’ve also started following lots of Hudson Valley pages on Instagram. The area is so beautiful- assuming one enjoys the outdoors and nature and the whole “farm to table” scene which there is a lot of in the area.

I’m also remembering some of the amazing homes. We had this family friend that live on this incredible farm estate in Peekskill. It was this restored farm house from the 1800s set on several secluded acres with a barn, that was renovated into a guest house, an apple orchard, and a fishing/swimming creek. I recently tracked down the home online. My adult self was curious about how much a place like that costs today. The shocker is that it’s “only” $550K.

I was also in Beacon recently and it’s an adorable town with a decent night life (relatively speaking) due to its art scene. I was also in Hudson NY not too long ago which is also nice but not on the metro north although Amtrak goes there or it’s a 2 hr drive. Both towns get a lot of nyc tourists and are dealing with “gentrification” from an increased number of NYC transplants moving to those towns.
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Old Yesterday, 10:16 AM
 
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I love being near water. So for me it’s LI (Gold Coast) or CT or bust. If I were rich of course.
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Old Yesterday, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Hudson Valley 100%. I grew up in Westchester and never really appreciated the beauty and serenity (lol!) of Westchester and the Hudson Valley until now. Lots of good restaurants, hiking, boating, shops, B&Bs, etc. Iím rediscovering a lot of the towns that I likely visited when I was younger due to soccer tournaments and games that were played throughout the county. Iíve also started following lots of Hudson Valley pages on Instagram. The area is so beautiful- assuming one enjoys the outdoors and nature and the whole ďfarm to tableĒ scene which there is a lot of in the area.

Iím also remembering some of the amazing homes. We had this family friend that live on this incredible farm estate in Peekskill. It was this restored farm house from the 1800s set on several secluded acres with a barn, that was renovated into a guest house, an apple orchard, and a fishing/swimming creek. I recently tracked down the home online. My adult self was curious about how much a place like that costs today. The shocker is that itís ďonlyĒ $550K.

I was also in Beacon recently and itís an adorable town with a decent night life (relatively speaking) due to its art scene. I was also in Hudson NY not too long ago which is also nice but not on the metro north although Amtrak goes there or itís a 2 hr drive. Both towns get a lot of nyc tourists and are dealing with ďgentrificationĒ from an increased number of NYC transplants moving to those towns.
question for you jad2k - how was getting around in the winter up there? Westchester is straight SUV land, LoL
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Old Yesterday, 11:19 AM
 
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question for you jad2k - how was getting around in the winter up there? Westchester is straight SUV land, LoL
Honestly I donít remember it being bad. My parents had a Honda and a Cadillac ( non SUV versions). The roads were always clear and drivable. The biggest snowstorm challenges were clearing the driveway and walkway. A lot of people would hire ploughing companies to clear their driveways.
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Old Yesterday, 11:22 AM
 
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Honestly I donít remember it being bad. My parents had a Honda and a Cadillac ( non SUV versions). The roads were always clear and drivable. The biggest snowstorm challenges were clearing the driveway and walkway. A lot of people would hire ploughing companies to clear their driveways.
Even further North of Westchester isn't that bad necessarily. My friend has grandparents in the suburbs of Poughkeepsie and the only challenging thing about the winter is keeping those large driveways shoveled out.
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Old Yesterday, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Bronxville. That's it.
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