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Old 01-17-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me about Yorktown Heights? What is to commute like into Midtown? What train station do you use? Is there a wait for parking? Are there express tarins? What are the various neighborhoods like? Schools? Is there any diversity?
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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YH belongs to the larger Yorktown Central School District.

What do you mean by diversity? Socio-economic? Values/religion? Racial?
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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Check here for various commuter options.

nyrides, a portal for vanpool, carpool, train, bus and ferry information for commuters

Many NYC commuters living in Yorktown use the train out of Croton Harmon. Some will use Mt. Kisco. I am sure the Croton Harmon station will have a wait list. Cortlandt, which just added new parking spaces, may not.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Check here for various commuter options.

nyrides, a portal for vanpool, carpool, train, bus and ferry information for commuters

Many NYC commuters living in Yorktown use the train out of Croton Harmon. Some will use Mt. Kisco. I am sure the Croton Harmon station will have a wait list. Cortlandt, which just added new parking spaces, may not.
Croton Harmon may have a wait list, but there are a ton of metered parking spots there.

Depending on where in Yorktown you are, it could also be closer to Katonah where you can get a non-residents permit (first come first serve), or there are metered spots as well. Please note the train from Croton is about 15 mins faster than Katonah, though.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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I lived in Yorktown Heights for 20 years and recently relocated to Texas. Depending on where you live in Yorktown determines which school district your kids will attend (Lakeland or Yorktown). I commuted to lower Manhattan both via Metro North (Croton Harmon) and car. Yorktown is not close to any train station - it's a 15 minute drive from center of town to Croton, Peekskill, or Katonah and closer to 25 minutes to Mt. Kisco. All locations have express trains and the most parking is at Croton and Mt. Kisco (meters). The drive is horrible unless you can leave after 9 AM, but you will still sit in traffic once you arrive in Manhattan (FDR or WSH backed up until 10ish).

The town has become more racially diverse in the last 5 years, but it is still predominately white and upper middle class (median income 70K). There are many houses of worship in the area and the town is very family oriented (sports leagues, scouts, etc). Our kids got a good education and both graduated from college - no complaints regarding school system.

Our only complaint was the high property taxes 10K - 15K), which most people would consider low for Westchester County. Good luck.
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