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Old 01-30-2016, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Orange Virginia
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I grew up in the area where Northern Westchester and Putnam county meet. It was a good area because back then I was 10 minutes to JV Mall and 15-20 minutes to Danbury mall, back in the 80's malls were the thing to do and also in Danbury on Sunday Marcus Dairy would host motorcycles and they would come from all over. Sadly Marcus Dairy no longer exists .

Northern Westchester still looks nice, drove through in 2012 on our way to an Army football game. Mahopac where I used to live as become very run down but if you go Lake Carmel and Patterson area it becomes very quaint country town I think, if I ever had to live back up there I would go to Patterson, that town became very quaint country, I love going. back to visit that place.

New York today is very exspensive, I'm surprised anyone stays, especially with the taxes in Westchester. My wife and I did a 4 bedroom 2 bath on 1.25 acres in rural Virginia for 160k, you will never ever find that in Westchester or Putnam and probably no longer Dutchess either.

The negatives are the taxes and the prices of homes. The positives of Yorktown and Northern Westchester in general is its got a country feel, people are less pretentious, Brewster which isnt far has some great Diners, Peekskill has done some wondetful things, you have access to the city, Yankee Stadium, Bronx Zoo, Army athletics at West Point, football games there in the fall are gorgeous. You also have access to Connecticut, there is so much to do if you can afford the areas cost of living its a great place to call home.
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