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Old 07-13-2007, 07:10 AM
 
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We live in Lancaster County PA right now, but my husband might be making a career move, which we'd have to move to NY. He'd work in the city and would rely on the train -grand central station is 5mins away from his potential workplace. We're looking for a safe suburb area. We have a child, but will not be of school age for years.

We are thinking Bronxville might be the best fit since we do not want a long commute, we are very family oriented.

What is Mount Vernon like? We found some brand new townhomes in High, Mount Vernon. I keep reading that the area is shady and isn't right for families. The townhomes look great, but we don't want to live in an unsafe neighborhood.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: amsterdam ny
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Depends on where in Mt. Vernon. My family lived in the Fleetwood section of Mt Vernon for years. Fleetwood borders Bronxville and its northern most section is worlds away from southern Mt. Vernon which is pretty rough.

We actually enjoyed living in Fleetwood. It feels like an older urban suburb with tons of interesting architecture and tree-lined streets, and it allows you to buy a house for 1/2 of what you'd pay in Bronxville- yet you still get to stroll to bronxville's incredibly cosmopolitan downtown. It's definitely more urban-suburban living, everything is withnin walking distance and housing is more dense compared to suburbs to the north.

Elementary schools in Fleetwood rival many of the more wealthy districts, but after that, all bets are off. The middle school and high school are completely out of the question.

If you can afford Bronxville that's the obvious choice of the two. But houses and taxes are astronomical there. Where exactly are these town homes? My guess is they are not far north enough into Fleetwood to make you feel completely safe.
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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Check out Riverdale. Also look into Forest Hills, Queens it has everything you need and it's only half an hour to Grand Central by subway.
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Rockland County, NY
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Rockland county is just outside the city. Metro trian is a comfortable ride and the buses are also. Best thing is that the publice schools in the county are great and it offers so much. You can search the county on the web, just type in Rockland County NY and there will be some sites listed!
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