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Old 12-20-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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Default Moving to New York City

I am a 30 year old father of a 6 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. My wife and I will be moving to New York City for work in a few months. We are looking for a safe neighborhood with good schools and decent prices for homes. I will be working in Manhattan but I am ok with commuting in for work. Any information you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:54 PM
 
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There are no areas with decent prices for homes that are in good commuting distance to Manhattan and have good schools. But I guess it depends on your definition of decent. What's yours?
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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I would look into the suburbs. Being originally from Queens, I would say there are plenty of places that are an easy commute to the city with decent schools. Though I'm less familiar with it, Brooklyn should have similar areas.

I think the major question is the "decent" price of a home: I think "decent" is relative.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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Two questions: Where will you be commuting to and what is your budget?
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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How much is the price? So that it can make a budget.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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If you have a family I would consider New Jersey or Long Island. New Jersey has a shorter commute to Manhattan and for most NJ cities and towns has lower taxes.

You could also consider Westchester or Connecticut to the north.

Give us more information on your budget, desired commute time, etc...
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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I heard,if you work at nj,but live in ny,you must pay some taxes,is it true?
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Our budget for an apartment would be between $2000-$3000. As far as a commute goes I am good with riding the train or subway for 30-60 minutes as long as I know that my family is safe and that there are good quality schools for my kids to attend
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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Westchester would be perfect for you.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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I say Westchester will be perfect or even Nassau county
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