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Old 10-01-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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Default Looking for an area close to New York City

Criteria:

1. Commute by public transportation no more than 1 hour
2. Area not super expensive
3. I do not drive so the area has to have necessities within walking distance
4. Safe and nice looking area.
5. I will be renting

I want to see if there is anything out there outside of the 5 boroughs. Is there? Thanks for all your help.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Well, it all depends on your budget, so define "expensive."
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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Well, it all depends on your budget, so define "expensive."
Well I find Manhattan to be super expensive and certain parts of Brooklyn and Queens that are closer to Manhattan expensive as well. Does that help? I don't have a budget at this very moment but want to do research on some areas.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Orange County, NY
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hmm. Are you looking for a studio or something bigger?

If you find these places expensive, then you will likely find Westchester County and Rockland County to be expensive. Same with Nassau County on the Island and Bergen County in Jersey. These are all the places that can have an hour commute or less in to NYC, eliminating your first constraint. I suggest your start with Putnam County and move north to Dutchess and Orange. If you throw out a price range I can be of more help to you.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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hmm. Are you looking for a studio or something bigger?

If you find these places expensive, then you will likely find Westchester County and Rockland County to be expensive. Same with Nassau County on the Island and Bergen County in Jersey. These are all the places that can have an hour commute or less in to NYC, eliminating your first constraint. I suggest your start with Putnam County and move north to Dutchess and Orange. If you throw out a price range I can be of more help to you.
Really? I would think rent wouldn't be as expensive as Manhattan in those places. I can do a studio but I would prefer a 1 bedroom. So lets forget about the price. What areas are there that fit all my other criteria
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Orange County, NY
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The not driving part hurts. This limits you to Westchester County. I would look in to White Plains or river towns such as Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Tarrytown, Ossining, and perhaps Peekskill.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:32 PM
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Nyack might work, but the time aspect in terms of public transportation into NYC might be over an hour. Perhaps Jersey City too. Maybe the Fleetwood area of Mount Vernon?
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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Nyack would take a long while if using only public transportation. As far as I know, Fleetwood is super, super expensive. Maybe South Yonkers would work--something really close to the Yonkers train station--check out Hudson Park.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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Nyack might work, but the time aspect in terms of public transportation into NYC might be over an hour. Perhaps Jersey City too. Maybe the Fleetwood area of Mount Vernon?
I haven't heard anything good about Jersey City lately. They seem to be in the news a lot lately.

I also just looked up Fleetwood and a NY Times article from 2008 came up saying they have high crime.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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The not driving part hurts. This limits you to Westchester County. I would look in to White Plains or river towns such as Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Tarrytown, Ossining, and perhaps Peekskill.
I'll looking into these thank you.
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