U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Westchester County
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 03-08-2011, 11:03 AM
 
13 posts, read 18,114 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

My wife & I are soon-to-be NYC expats, thinking of moving to Hartsdale. Could anyone familiar with the town post a little information about it? (I didn't really find much by searching the forum)

I'm really interested in things like commute to Grand Central - I work near it, curious how long the train takes, whether it's late, etc. - and generally what the town is like. Are residents snobby, or not? How's the general atmosphere? Any good daycare options if we decide to 'be fruitful & multiply' in the near future?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-08-2011, 11:37 AM
 
79 posts, read 128,423 times
Reputation: 47
I live in Hartsdale, we bought a house here last year after an extended search. We absolutely love it here and would make the same purchase again.

We live in a neighborhood that is very suburban (as many Hartsdale neighborhoods are), but it's super convenient. Five minutes drive to the train station, plenty of parking permits available for Hartsdale residents, and 35 minutes to GCT on the express train. I take that train every morning and it is like clockwork. I know people who ride the New Haven line and I have heard the horror stories.

We also really like the cute walkable downtown, with all of the restaurants and stores available. Also, Central Avenue and White Plains are very close, so excellent shopping options are never an issue.

We love the neighborhood, and have found our neighbors very down-to-earth. There is no snob factor that we've seen. Obviously, the schools are not comparable to the top areas, but they are generally average, and that accounts for why many people are relatively down on Hartsdale.

On the plus side, real estate is much more affordable than what you'd be able to get in Edgemont, Scarsdale, or Ardsley, not to mention paying almost 50% less in property taxes.

If you need any more detailed info, feel free to DM me.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2011, 11:37 AM
 
13 posts, read 18,114 times
Reputation: 10
Thanks for the reply - that's good to know. Looks like Hartsdale is definitely a nice neighborhood to move into!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2011, 12:39 PM
 
79 posts, read 128,423 times
Reputation: 47
It is--although there are plenty of different neighborhoods in Hartsdale. Near the train, there are plenty of NYC-style apartments that are walking distance to the train and the downtown shops. Within 5-10 minutes (driving distance) of the train, you have amazing suburban type neighborhoods with large lot sizes and plenty of square footage.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2013, 06:16 PM
 
7 posts, read 9,520 times
Reputation: 10
Sorry to raise this thread up from below, but I too am looking at moving to Hartsdale and wondering if your opinion has changed over the last 2 years? Thank you
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2013, 07:10 PM
 
79 posts, read 128,423 times
Reputation: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by gt5oh View Post
Sorry to raise this thread up from below, but I too am looking at moving to Hartsdale and wondering if your opinion has changed over the last 2 years? Thank you
My opinion hasn't changed at all. I just love the area and think it's a wonderful place to raise a family.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2013, 03:58 PM
 
5 posts, read 2,987 times
Reputation: 10
What about the schools? Does Hartsdale have it's own school district? Any experience with special ed services such as speech therapy?
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Westchester County
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top