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Old 10-31-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Of couse there is going to be some level of snobbery in these towns just because of how extremely wealthy they are. This is not particular to rich towns in Westchester though. Anywhere you go in Metro NYC where there are very wealthy towns with top notch public schools you'll find a larger concentration of people who can be a tad bit snobbish than is normal. That just comes with the terrain I'd say.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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I've never looked at Great Schools .net before, but people here keep refering to it. so I looked and I'm pleased to report that the Yorktown schools got a "Great Schools Score" of 9 out of 10 and 10 out of 10! I don't know what that is based on on, but my experience with the schools so far has been excellent.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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i heard that some scarsdale addresses go to yonkers schools. is this possible? are the schools as good as the eastchester schools?
i'm so confused by all of this town/ school swapping.. whats the method to the madness?
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I go to Scarsdale High School currently and it's nice. Have gone here my whole life, the teachers are great, the kids aren't punks, the school is wealthy, everything is just right. Scarsdale is a great school district and a great town/village.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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i heard that some scarsdale addresses go to yonkers schools. is this possible? are the schools as good as the eastchester schools?
i'm so confused by all of this town/ school swapping.. whats the method to the madness?

The best answer is you go to the schools that you pay taxes for. So, sometimes a house has a post office address, but since the homeower pays tax to a different town/city - that is where their kids will go. When you look at homes - you have to tell the agent which school district and town you want.
As far as the snobby factor is concerned, it is all a matter of perspective. I am not sure what you are used to but I find that the more costly the town to live in (price of homes), the more snobby people you are likely to run across. But, there are nice people in every town too. You really have to know the culture of the town, especially if you will raise kids there because they will be influenced by their surroundings. I guess there is a relationship between a high achiever mentality and money. And a lot of people with that high achiever mentality are competitive which, at times, translates to snobby.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I really don't think anybody with a Scarsdale post office addres goes to Yonkers schools, however I may be wrong. I believe you are thinking of Bronxville. Lots of areas in Yonkers have a Bronxville mailing address (and therefore are more pricey & exclusive), but they are zoned for Yonkers schools.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:36 AM
 
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There are two neighborhoods in the northeast corner of Yonkers (Strathmore and Beech Hill) that have Scarsdale mailing addresses. I am 100% positive.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Ok I stand (well actually sit) corrected.

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There are two neighborhoods in the northeast corner of Yonkers (Strathmore and Beech Hill) that have Scarsdale mailing addresses. I am 100% positive.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Scarsdale is a great school...
Here's a virtual tour of the high school...
Virtual Tour (broken link)
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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Would it make more sense to buy an affordable home in the nicer part of Yonkers like a co-op or condo and use the money that you have saved to put your child in a private high school opposed to buying a home in lets say, Bronxville, Edgemont, Scarsdale where the public high schools are better but the homes including co-ops and condo's being far more expensive? Can anyone tell me about the tuition of these private high schools, thanks...
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