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Old 03-07-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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Can anyone shed some light on the part of Pelham called Chester Park? Interested to know what the community is like, surrounding areas, school etc. Thanks!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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That is the neighborhood right near the train station, correct? If so, it is really really nice. When we were looking at houses, I remember wishing there was some for sale in our price range in that area. I am not sure what elementary school it is zoned for, but the schools in Pelham are good, so schools are not an issue. It is within walking distance to the station and downtown, which is a big plus in my book.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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No, it is not near the train station. It is more north of it. You would get off Exit 14 off the hutch. It is nestled between Eastchester and New Rochelle. I never realized it was considered Pelham. I know that area is zoned for Hutchinson, but that is pretty much all I know. Yours or any others input would be appreciated.
BTW-what twon did you end up in? I see you wrote you were looking at one point.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Chester Park is a really pretty neighborhood, with great schools. It's a little hidden gem of a neighborhood. The downside is that it can be a bit 'clubby'.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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we ended up buying in Mamaroneck. We really wanted to find a house in Pelham due to its proximity to NYC, but we found that the houses in our price range needed a lot of work and were on tiny lots.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Mamaroneck is cheaper than Pelman? I thought it was the other way around.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:03 AM
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Mamaroneck is cheaper than Pelman? I thought it was the other way around.
It depends, the waterfront neighborhoods in Mamaroneck are pricey - like Greenhaven. Inland is very reasonable.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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Nonny,
What do mean by "clubby"? Don't understand.
We are considering Pelham, Mamaroneck, Ardsley, Eastchester. We are moving for reason of being able to use the public schools, so any info, opinions or experience from anyone would be really appreciated.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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We also looked at a few houses in Eastchester. You can get more for your money there, but there really is no "downtown" area. There are a few strips malls, and a shopping center that has a Stop n Shop and like a Blockbuster, but that is it! We were looking for a town that had a walkable downtown area with shops, restaurants, etc.
I have heard nice things about the Ardsley school system, but I am pretty sure it does not have a train station, which means you have to drive to a station that has parking. Mamaroneck has first come, first serve parking which is nice. In the summer we walk to the train station, but in the winter we drive, and we always find a spot around 7:20 AM or so.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Clubby -- being especially friendly with each other. It's a little subculture. They have parties etc. It's fine. It's really pretty, and the schools are great. The grammar schools may merge, which would make it even better.
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