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Old 10-21-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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We are looking to live in Westchester for a couple of years at least for schools and a change of pace. We now live in a culturally and economically diverse neighborhood, but the school situation is very hard to manage. We have 1 son in 3rd grade and want an excellent school for him. We would rent with a budget of about $2700 for a big 2 or a 3 bedroom. Rye seems so great to me with great schools and beach and natural areas and a very decent commute. Am I kidding myself that not being filthy rich or preppy we could find a community of like minded families and fit in there? My kid would be coming from being in the "top 5%" economically to the bottom something %. Should I worry about this?
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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We are looking to live in Westchester for a couple of years at least for schools and a change of pace. We now live in a culturally and economically diverse neighborhood, but the school situation is very hard to manage. We have 1 son in 3rd grade and want an excellent school for him. We would rent with a budget of about $2700 for a big 2 or a 3 bedroom. Rye seems so great to me with great schools and beach and natural areas and a very decent commute. Am I kidding myself that not being filthy rich or preppy we could find a community of like minded families and fit in there? My kid would be coming from being in the "top 5%" economically to the bottom something %. Should I worry about this?
If you're going to Rye from a neighborhood like Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights or Carroll Gardens, then the adjustment will be a breeze. If you're coming from a more modest part of Brooklyn, then it may be a bit uncomfortable at first. Yes, it's a great area and Rye High School is top notch. I wouldn't say that the entire city is as rich as it seems, and there are plenty of pockets of normal middle class. Just play the part, and act like you belong, and you'll be fine. It's a great place to raise a family, and your son is lucky to have such a great opportunity that he'll appreciate some day, even if you can't provide him with the lifestyle that some of his peers in the community will have.
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