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Old 05-05-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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Hello,

I am planning to buy a house in Northwest Yonkers, NY.

The reason, I am considering to move there is because its close to the Glenwood metro north railroad station, which connects to the city in 30 mins, and the house has some beautiful views of Hudson river.
The area where I saw the house is a quite neighborhood as well, which I figured out from my first very visit with a Realtor.

I did some research about the Northwest Yonkers area on the internet and did NOT found much positive views about the Yonkers specially south of the Yonkers and west of Saw Mill pkwy, and Northwest Yonkers is on the west side of Saw Mill pkwy.

I have few questions regarding this, if someone can help

1) How is the Northwest Yonkers area considered in terms of family living and schools (though some schools are rated 4-4.5 on the scale of 5 in the area), near the Trevor park and Hudson River Museum?

2) Currently, I am working and living in the new york city, so I have to pay new york city resident taxes with the NY state tax.
If I have to move to Yonkers, I am obliged to pay Yonkers city resident tax with NY state tax, but at them same time do I have to pay new york city taxes?

Much appreciated!
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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You won't be living in NYC so shouldn't have to pay NYC taxes, as for schools Yonkers does not have the best as far as I know. I am not sure where you got your school ratings from since it is on a scale of 5, I know it is not from greatschools.net their ratings are on a scale of 1-10. I will suggest you visit GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community as well for school ratings and parent comments to help guide your decision. It is a well regarded website for basic school ratings.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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I work in NYC and live in Yonkers and have to pay both taxes to NYC and City of Yonkers. Not fair but if employed in NYC the city takes their fair share out of your paycheck. Yonkers public schools are not as good as other areas in Westchester but there are good schools within the Yonkers public school system. Northwest yonkers is a lovely area but there are parts of South Yonkers that are still in decline.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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I am little bit confused, why do we have to pay resident NYC and resident Yonkers City taxes at the same time.

I used to work live in Jersey City, NJ and work in the NYC, that time I was paying
1) NY State
2) Federal
3) NJ State

Now, I am living in queens and I have to pay
1) NY State
2) NYC resident
3) Federal

So according to you, if I move to Yonkers, I have to pay
1) NY State
2) NYC resident
3) Yonkers Resident
4) Federal

is it right?


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I work in NYC and live in Yonkers and have to pay both taxes to NYC and City of Yonkers. Not fair but if employed in NYC the city takes their fair share out of your paycheck. Yonkers public schools are not as good as other areas in Westchester but there are good schools within the Yonkers public school system. Northwest yonkers is a lovely area but there are parts of South Yonkers that are still in decline.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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I believe you will pay Federal, NY State, and Yonkers Resident only.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, NY
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I used to live in the area across from Untermyer Park, up the hill from Greystone station, a pleasant middle-class pocket of NW Yonkers. Gorton High was a hell-hole, so I was sent to Sacred Heart. Not a bad commute into the city. In addition to Metro-North, there is a local bus that links to the 242 St. subway. I still ride my bike along Warburton. Glenwood is a slum but after you pass the museum, the area starts to improve with cute apartments buildings and by the time you hit Hastings, it's beautiful.
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