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Old 08-02-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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Hi everyone. Our son will be 4 in September. Good schools are our main force. Would like a property where we could keep a horse or 2. We were in escrow for a beautiful house in Warwick last October, but lost it because our house out here in Los Angeles won't sell. We are back on the market out here again, and once it sells will be coming back to Warwick. This time we will be looking at Goshen too. We just want to be close enough the Manhattan to take our son there on weekends. As for work, my husband is a computer consultant, and I'm an RN. Hoping to get a job at Warwick Hospital. Thanks for the opinions. And please wish us luck on selling our house out here. The real estate market is in the toilet, and we just want to cash out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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Schools in Goshen and Warwick are of about the same quality (excellent) so there's no particular benefit to either.

It will be tough to find a place with enough land in Rockland that won't cost you a fortune to purchase. Warwick is beginning to cost a fortune too, but there are still plenty of places where you could keep a horse. Goshen is about the same, but not as large and has more traffic. Campbell Hall in the town of Hamptonburgh is a great area for horses and convenient to Goshen as well. The village of Florida splits the difference between St. Anthony's and ORMC, but you may find some real bargains out toward the area of Pine Island and you can get to both hospitals from Pine Island within half an hour or less. The village of Warwick has only a tiny number of houses with enough acerage for horses and, in any event, keeping livestock within the village is illegal.

Someplace else you may want to look into is Chester. There is a small section of Chester, part of the charming hamlet of Sugar Loaf, that is within the Warwick school district. The taxes would be less and it would be closer to Route 17 going south (for your husband's commute, IF he commutes) than the rest of Warwick or Goshen. The commute from Warwick is tougher than Goshen and if your husband is a consultant then I expect he'd be driving a great many places south of Orange county.

These are the two hospitals that serve the surrounding area. St. Agony's is the one here in Warwick. ORMC, which everyone still calls Arden Hill, has a campus in Goshen. On the whole, from what I have heard from employees of both, it's much more pleasant to work for St. Agony's than ORMC and particularly ORMC's mental health unit and assisted living facility, Glen Arden.

St. Anthony Community Hospital

Orange Regional Medical Center
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Rockland County, NY
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Rockland has great schools and keep winning numerous awards but there are not horse farms here just stables Good luck
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Somerset, NJ
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A couple other things to think about when looking to purchase in Warwick which most Realtors locally don't know is that there is an additional 0.75% title transfer tax which goes to a program trying to keep the area "green" which kicked into effect on April 1st (correct me if I'm wrong). The program, which someone touched on in an earlier post, goes to purchase develomental rights from farmers and land owners that way Warwick stays as it is.

Other than that, Jason already said it all.

~Joey
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