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Old 09-29-2006, 06:29 AM
 
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Hi all....we're considering moving to NY. I've looked at Rye, and Chappaqua....mainly for the schools. Any advice/input on these areas.....thanks!!!
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:09 PM
 
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Hello Bemn,

This is my first time posting...but I am a resident of Westchester County (Armonk). First questions I must ask:

1) What is your price range for a house? Westchester can get quite expensive with houses.

2) How much are you willing to spend on taxes.

3) Are you going to commute into the city?

Two two places you mentioned are quite different. One is in Northern Westchester and the other southern (which IMO are two very different areas). Chappaqua and it has some high taxes. Its a nice community with really good schools (Horace Greeley is rated one of the top in the country). It has quick access to Metro North. The same applies with Rye but I see it being more urban. I do not know much about the schools in Rye.

If you can give me some more info I certainly can lead you to certain communities.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:17 PM
 
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Hi all....we're considering moving to NY. I've looked at Rye, and Chappaqua....mainly for the schools. Any advice/input on these areas.....thanks!!!
Hi there,

Just discovered this site and saw your question. I currently live in Rye and love it. My husband grew up here and I am confident that this is a great place to raise my kids. Living in Rye is not easy - it is very expensive but very worth it for the public schools and services that the city provides.

I also like that I am near diversity - don't get me wrong, Rye is not super diverse but Rye is next to Port Chester (which has numerous great ethnic restaurants), close enough to White Plains (which has malls, entertainment, other great restaurants). I was raised and grew up in the city - Queens, Bronx, and Manhattan so diversity is important to me. Rye is about 35-40 minutes to Manhattan by train or car.

Go to http://www.ryerecordweb.com/ for the local paper. We also considered Chappaqua at one point but found the housing pricing to be lower but taxes much, much higher. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:28 PM
 
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Both of those towns are very nice places to raise families, but they are VERY VERY expensive to live in. The median home sale price is Chappaqua is $1,070,000 and Rye is even higher at $1.655 million dollars. You should consider Ridgefield,CT. It is just as nice as Chappaqua and the median home price is 200,000 less.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:39 AM
 
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Hi all....we're considering moving to NY. I've looked at Rye, and Chappaqua....mainly for the schools. Any advice/input on these areas.....thanks!!!
Before you move, you should hang out at the high school and see what the kids are like. You'll find Rye and Chappaqua very rich, homogeneous - the kids are probably driving cars you wish you could have afforded at that age. if that's what you like, fine. I chose Mamaroneck/Larchmont which is a little better, more mixed, more down to earth. I did not like either of the two locales you are considering. Rye also just had a tremendous real estate tax raise, so take a look at that.
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