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Old 05-02-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Pleasant Valley
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Hello all,

I'm new to this site and am seeking some info. I presently live in Pleasant Valley, NY, but, we are looking to rent a house, condo, co-op., etc. in Yorktown Heights. I have family there and know that the area is good and schools are good. I have 2 school-age children and am wondering if Yorktown schools provide transportation. Also, any leads on rental properties in Yorktown in the $2000-$2100/month range. We presently have a realtor looking for us and I look on-line, but, no luck so far. Any help is much appreciated. Thanx.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Yorktown schools provide busing of students from all parts of town. Sorry.. no leads on rentals! Your budget sounds a little tight for a 3 bedroom house, but you might find a condo in that range.
Good Luck!
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Bedford Hills
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I have no idea how these actual complexes are, but there are rentals in Bedford Hills and Croton, each about 15 mins to Yorktown, that are 3br and in your budget... Both towns are just as good as Yorktown.

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Old 05-07-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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You didn't say your requirements on bedrooms/location. You will have no problem finding a 2BR place with that budget. Anyhow, Yorktown Heights has 2 school districts attached to it. The yorktown district, and the lakeland district. Both are good. There aren't a lot of rentals in "Yorktown", but there are more options in hamlets of Yorktown that are in the lakeland district. Go to yorktownpennysaver.com look at rentals alphabetically, and look at Mohegan lake,and Yorktown, there was a 3br listed with a/c,parking,w/d that was in Mohegan (lakeland district) for $1850. You will still be part of Yorktown for town services, pools,everything....there are just more condos/rentals there.

It is a different district, but if you want plenty of rentals in your range and still be close to Yorktown Heights, try looking at the listings for Mahopac. There are more options and it is the next town over and schools are good too. Good Luck.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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... Anyhow, Yorktown Heights has 2 school districts attached to it. The yorktown district, and the lakeland district. ....
I'm pretty sure that all of Yorktown Heights is in the Yorktown Central school district. Yorktown has many hamlets: Yorktown Heights, Croton Heights, Teatown, Crompond, Huntersville, and Kitchawan are in the Yorktown District. Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, and Mohegan Lake are in the Lakeland district.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Alert: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes !!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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Alert: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes !!!
Yorktown had a bad rep for being heavily taxed back in the 80's and 90's, but since then the school district and town have done a great job of clamping down on spending and taxing (last year's Yorktown Central tax increase was 2.25% and this year's proposed budget would require a less than 2% increase). Meanwhile, tax rates in surrounding towns have increased a great deal. So while our tax burden certainly isn't one of the lowest, it hasn't been one of the highest for awhile. When we looked at houses 10 years ago, taxes in Yorktown were on par with those in the other area towns we looked in (Katonah, Mt Kisco, Bedford, Croton, Ossining, and Cortlandt). Since then, our taxes have gone up just 2K (adjusted for inflation).
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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Yorktown had a bad rep for being heavily taxed back in the 80's and 90's, but since then the school district and town have done a great job of clamping down on spending and taxing (last year's Yorktown Central tax increase was 2.25% and this year's proposed budget would require a less than 2% increase). Meanwhile, tax rates in surrounding towns have increased a great deal. So while our tax burden certainly isn't one of the lowest, it hasn't been one of the highest for awhile. When we looked at houses 10 years ago, taxes in Yorktown were on par with those in the other area towns we looked in (Katonah, Mt Kisco, Bedford, Croton, Ossining, and Cortlandt). Since then, our taxes have gone up just 2K (adjusted for inflation).
That's all good, but out of town people who are planning on moving to Yorktown better be ready for a shock. Most even don't imagine such figures, so better have them prepared. As a matter of fact, when I talk to folks from other states, they think I am pulling their leg.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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The original poster said she was renting, not buying. The tax isuue, I would assume, would not be of her/his concern at this present time.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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That's all good, but out of town people who are planning on moving to Yorktown better be ready for a shock. Most even don't imagine such figures, so better have them prepared. As a matter of fact, when I talk to folks from other states, they think I am pulling their leg.
Sure, but that is true for anyone looking pretty much anywhere in Westchester. Coming from the city, we were horrified by the taxes all over the county (although happy to no longer have to pay city income tax). But that is a Westchester issue, not an issue specific to Yorktown.

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The original poster said she was renting, not buying. The tax isuue, I would assume, would not be of her/his concern at this present time.
True, except that taxes have a direct impact on rents.
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