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Old 10-28-2013, 04:17 AM
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After my son's experience with NYC private school applications I don't think that we want to be in an ultra competitive district like scarsdale. I agree that dobbs ferry's taxes are obscene. We just happen to have found a house there that we like.

We previously had a weekend house in Peekskill and after that experience I have no interest in Ossining. I don't want a completely homogenous school district but I also don't want to be in a situation where there is a huge disparity between a growing top and large bottom. I also don't want to be that far away. I was briefly thinking about briarcliff but I don't think that helps much with the commute or the need for amenities close together. Incidentally I liked getting away to Peekskill before we had kids but I hated it once the kids were here.

I guess it all comes down to trade offs.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:35 AM
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I work in a wall st. finance company and my spouse also works full time in Manhattan. Currently one kid attends a private school in NYC but eventually we will be moving to a suburban public school as the commute does take its toll on a child.

When I started my home search here in CD a few years ago the idea of a bigger home up in the north (Chappaqua and Pleasantville were high on my list) or with great views in the rivertowns was initially very attractive (and Houlihan Lawrence does a good job in playing up these areas). But as we slowly advanced our careers in our companies, the hours got crazy for both of us and were compounded with the arrival of a second child as well as health issues associated with getting a little older. Weekends thus became compressed. With that, our initial preferences got thrown out the window and now we are considering only a couple of neighborhoods in southern Westchester (Edgewood house or Bronxville co-op) and the north shore of Long Island (Great Neck South or Port Washington) which offered fast train commute to Manhattan and easy access to almost all amenities we require.

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