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Old 03-18-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Are there any downtown areas in westchester next to a train station?

I'm looking to buy a house soon and would like to be walking distance to a train and downtown area with restaurant and bars. Are there any towns like that in Westchester?

Thanks
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Almost every town here in Lower Westchester is walkable and has a downtown, although how vibrant or pretty it is varies wildly along with price. What is your budget and requirements?
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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Pleasantville, Chappaqua
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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Mount Kisco, White Plains
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Katonah, Scarsdale, Larchmont, Bronxville, etc. are places to consider, but as jjinla pointed out, much is dictated by budget and lifestyle preferences, since many places tend to close early.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Mamaroneck has a nice downtown area that is close to the train station. It's also somewhat more affordable than some of the other towns. I tend to like the Sound Shore towns for walkability, since the River Towns tend to be kinda hilly. Tarrytown is great, but the train station is kind of out of the way unless you drove (IMO).
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:49 AM
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Yea, Mamaroneck main st. is right there, you'll see it on the right as you pull into the station coming from GCT. A lot of the older established towns have "main st." next to the train station.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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My budget is about 350k.

I'm looking for an area that is walkable to both a train station as well as restaurants and bars. Trying to stay in lower westchester because I still drive to work which is in lower yonkers. Obviously places like bronxville and scarsdale are out of my budget. I don't have a family yet but will in the near future so the school district is still important. Plus, I think it's usually a good indicator of the overall town.

Any recommendations?
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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350K for a house, rather than just a "home", in lower Westchester in a good school district?

Not going to happen. Perhaps you could consider a condo-coop.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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350K is really low for Westchester. 2 bedroom co-op, definitely, but not a single family house. Maybe in Upper Westchester, but now lower. And not in an area by the train station.
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