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Old 05-18-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Looking for nice towns that are under $10,000 a year in taxes. Searching for 3br/2ba Homes or townhouses in the $450,000-500,000 range. One of us works from home, the other retiring in September but will be looking to work part-time locally. School system not a priority, looking for a town with a cool social scene and nice restaurants. Closer to the river the better, but we are willing to go north for a beautiful home that fits our criteria.

Thanks for any input !!!!
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:22 AM
 
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New Rochelle is a great pick, it borders with the Long Island Sound, has townhomes in your price range and the taxes are under $10k.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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New Rochelle is a great pick, it borders with the Long Island Sound, has townhomes in your price range and the taxes are under $10k.
Except for the "cool scene" part. I'm hard pressed to think of anybody of any ethnicity or economic class that would think much of NR's scene. Regardless, it still might be a good pick.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Thank you for the input, please replace the "cool scene" terminology with a lively downtown mainstreet with restaurants, shops and possibly entertainment.

Once again, Thanks !!!
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Thank you for the input, please replace the "cool scene" terminology with a lively downtown mainstreet with restaurants, shops and possibly entertainment.

Once again, Thanks !!!
Downtown NR is lively enough but decidedly down market: dollar stores, cheap Mexican take-out places, cheesy stores. In fairness there are a few restaurants that are good, but the general scene is pretty low brow.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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Peekskill sounds perfect for you. You can get a lovely old house in a nice neighborhood for 500k, and the taxes tend to be lower. Downtown has a good array of restaurants, bars, and galleries. The town has a great museum and a lively scene. The biggest downside is that the schools don't rate well--but since that's not an issue for you, Peekskill should meet all of your needs.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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Thank you for the input, please replace the "cool scene" terminology with a lively downtown mainstreet with restaurants, shops and possibly entertainment.

Once again, Thanks !!!
Dobbs's Ferry, Tuckahoe
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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Thanks for the input everyone :-)
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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if schools aren't a priority...there are some beautiful places in white plains where the taxes would be below 10k. plus, you get more bang for your buck in WP vs. almost anywhere else in westchester.

more "small city" than "quaint village", of course...but lots of restaurants, bars, stuff to do, etc.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: NY
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Downtown NR is lively enough but decidedly down market: dollar stores, cheap Mexican take-out places, cheesy stores. In fairness there are a few restaurants that are good, but the general scene is pretty low brow.
I would've agreed with you a year ago, but lately I've done some night time entertaining in downtown New Rochelle with friends and discovered there is a bustling restaurant and bar business among a very diverse, young 30's single professional crowd. I have no idea if it will last, but it's there.
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