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Old 03-23-2007, 07:32 AM
 
Location: VA
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I love trees and quiet countryside but have a job opportunity in New York City. I would commute from the suburbs by train. I want to live in nearby community that is extremely forested. Give me green! Any advice on what Cities I should look at?
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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How about Brooklyn? I read about a tree there once.

There are no "forests" down here because of the millions of inhabitants which have de-forested the place. You could live way the heck out in Suffolk County on Long Island, maybe someplace way up in the Poconos, PA, or perhaps someplace deep in Jersey and get a bit of what you're looking for. Be prepared for one motha-lovin commute tho. When it all goes well it will be nearly 2 hours. God help you when it snows.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Lots of areas in NJ have tons of Trees. Basically anywhere west of Jersey City has lots of trees.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Riverdale and Pelham in the Bronx are known for being very suburban and having a lot of trees, especially Riverdale.
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: westchester, ny
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A good stat I once saw was "residents per acre" if you want to try that google. In Westchester County - North Salem is easily the most undeveloped - woods and trees everwhere. Everyone is on a multi acre lot. Flipside is that there is no grocery store, or Starbucks, or Fast Food. And the commute to NYC is over an hour. Not sure about CT, LI, or NJ suburbs.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:46 PM
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Location: Dirty Jerz
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It depends. Of all NYC buroes staten Island would be your best bet. But how far are you willing to commute?
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Check out parts of Jersey in Essex County. Towns such as South Orange, West Orange, Montclair, and Verona are right next to large natural reservations. South Mountain Reservation and Eagle Rock Reservation are large nature preserves covered in forests. Each have hiking and biking trails and from the top of the crest they offer amazing views of NNJ and NYC. These towns are approx. 30-40 minutes from Manhattan by train. Additionally, areas of northern Passaic County NJ and western Rockland County NY are next to the Ramapo Mountains which have thousands of acres of heavily forested parkland. They're farther from Manhattan though.
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:07 AM
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Stay away from Jeresey at all costs! The place sucks ass!
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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Try Warwick NY. great place to live. I build homes here, I should know!
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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You might consider Park Slope in Brooklyn--immediately near the Park. It is like living in the country, and if you can find a place near 8th Avenue, you'll also be surrounded by trees. I lived on the top floor of a 6-storey, and all I saw were the branches and tree-tops. Sometimes I tried to imagine being a hawk!

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I love trees and quiet countryside but have a job opportunity in New York City. I would commute from the suburbs by train. I want to live in nearby community that is extremely forested. Give me green! Any advice on what Cities I should look at?
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