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Old 12-04-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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It depends how you define walkable.
Ossining is kind of walkable.
Metro North, Bee-Line Route 14 are accessible.
You can try Kemeys Cove and surrouding complxes(houses).
In Ossining, some complexes have cummuter's shuttle to the train station. Route 13 and 14 are routing around the town.
Briarcliff Manor and Mount Kisco are nicer, they both have nice small town center...
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:43 PM
 
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weschester is imposible without a car because we dont have trians which come every 10 mins or buses that come every5. i remeber times where i spent almost an hour wait for a bus. althjough we have dry cleanrs bodagas and 99cent stores its not like the bnronx or manhattan cars make more sense in weshcester becuase we dont have manhattan parking rates
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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Bronxville is very walkable but pricey. There are coop apartments that are near the Bronville village that aren't as expensive b/c they are in the Yonkers School district. I would consider living there as Bronxville is a quaint little town with and it has a train station which will get you to NYC for 30 min.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Cold Spring, NY
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Default cold spring nice small town

A little farther up but very nice and very walkable small town is Cold Spring. Check out coldspringliving.com. The commute may be beyond what you are looking for though (1hr 10min on train) but it makes up for this in its sleepy feel and location in the midst of a bunch of state parks and hiking trails.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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Smile Try Hartsdale

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The 'boroughs' are part of NYC. You can navigate those without a car.

You absolutely need a car in Westchester, unless you're in White Plains, but even then, a car would make shopping and doing errands a WHOLE lot easier.

Very true. And I'll add the following; White Plains or areas that run up and down Central Avenue. Then taking the bus becomes a good deal easier because its frequent. I grew up near Hartsdale and I'll suggest apartments near the "four corners," which is an intersection of Central Ave. One of the streets is East Hartsdale Ave, and the Metro North station for Hartsdale is there. This is a Harlem Line train that brings you into Grand Central in about 1/2 an hour or 40 minutes. Hartsdale is relatively safe as well.

I've lived in the more remote areas of the county. The last place I lived had a bus stop one block away and it was like waiting for a stage coach to show up on some old Western. It took FOREVER. Once an hour southbound, once an hour northbound. And it took 90 mins. to commute to White Plains from where I was and its only 23 miles. This is because of all the stops a local bus makes. Its also important to realize that trains in Westchester don't run across, they just run down. So, you have to rely on the bus to go from town to town and this involves transfers, standing around, etc. I once had job ten miles from my apartment and when my transmission blew it took me an hour to get to work on the bus.

Here's a website that will give you bus schedules so you can get an idea:

Transportation

That being said you're still best off in Westchester if you have a car, though the times when I didn't I was still able to get around.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: 'Burbs of Manhattan
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White Plains might be best. ;/

Granted, if you're not downtown, you are rather .. screwed. Everything .. important .. is located withing 15 minutes of walking time downtown. You have the taxis, main bus stop andd, even the MTA all in a cluster. It's ideal.

However, anywhere else in westchester is .. car-needed. :x
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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I know quite a few people who live in Bronxville who do not drive, as well as in Larchmont. As long as you work in the city, everything is walkable- dry cleaners, restaurants, food shopping, etc.
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