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Old 03-08-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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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?
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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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.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply - that's good to know. Looks like Hartsdale is definitely a nice neighborhood to move into!
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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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.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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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
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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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.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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What about the schools? Does Hartsdale have it's own school district? Any experience with special ed services such as speech therapy?
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Hartsdale, NY
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SO, I've lived in Hartsdale for 9 years and I love it. Sadly, I have to move and I am selling my 1 bdrm co-op because we now have 2 kids and need more space, obviously. But Hartsdale is great, if anyone is looking. Love the town-you have a brick oven pizzeria, Peachwave yogurt shop, Rite Aid, Hunan Village chinese food, Mexican restaurant, Hot yoga,2 nail salons..etc. And all within walking distance to the co-ops on east hartsdale Ave. Also the train ride is 30 minutes into Grand Central, which is an awesome commute to the city. Neighbors are great. We like to walk alot, so we always run into friendly ppl in the neighborhood doing the same. And you're so close to all the shopping on Central Ave & White Plains. I would recommend the Hartsdale co-ops (specifically Hartsdale Towers) to any couple/person who is looking for a nice area with all the amenities and a great commute to NYC. Feel free to inbox me with any questions! Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:57 PM
 
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Anyone in the forum have any knowledge of the coops boards on east hartsdale ave? I'm hearing things that are kinda making me reconsider a bit on wanting to move to east hartsdale. We're now looking into the North broadway area in White Plains that would be within walking distance to the metro north. Hartsdale is still our first so we will see Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Hartsdale, NY
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Hi URI1010,
I've never had an issue with my co-op board. I'm in the Hartsdale Towers on the corner of East Hartsdale Ave & Columbia Ave.
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