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Old 11-29-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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I'm planning on viewing some apartments this weekend along the eastern edge of the Hudson. Two of the spots I am visiting are Tarrytown and Hastings on Hudson.

Now suppose I found really good apartments in both places - I personally would have a tough time choosing between the two. Are there any notable differences between the towns that I should know about?

FYI, I have to work in Tarrytown, but do want to travel into the city now and then. If you were in my shoes (single, 20s) what would you be thinking?

Feedback welcomed.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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Tarrytown for sure. Hastings is much more of a sleepy family oriented community. Tarrytown has somewhat of a night life with bars and restaurants on Main Street and Broadway. It's also more convenient to the bustling Village of Nyack, which is just across the Tappan Zee Bridge, and White Plains, which is ten minutes to the west on 287.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Tarrytown has more for someone your age. It is also an express stop from the city, so the train would still get you in quickly. And you would have more trains to choose from. Tarrytown is also closer to the malls in White Plains. If you were a little older or had a family, I would suggest Hastings. But in your situation, hands down Tarrytown.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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I also concur, Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow. I'm just hoping that I can find a respectable place in Tarrytown in the next couple of days.

I'm also on the lookout for the headless horseman.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:26 PM
 
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I've expanded my search because the quality of the places I have seen in Tarrytown has not been very appealing. I'm now looking to places south of the Westchester Expressway, such as Dobbs Ferry and Irvington.

Is a place like Scarsdale worth checking out? I've come across a few postings there.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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Scarsdale villlage has almost no rentals.

What is your budget? Are you willing to live in a 2-family house or do you have to be in a conventional apartment building? What is the maximum time you will allow traveling to and from Tarrytown?

And the bad news is that your experience in Tarrtytown will probably be similar to most safe lower Westchester communities. The rental market is extremely tight, and if you have a limited budget you will have to settle for a rental that leaves a lot to be desired.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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What is your price range? Have you thought about White Plains?
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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I stopped looking at 1-bedroom and studio rentals and was able to get a nice shared setup in White Plains. Thanks for the inputs everybody.

The offerings I found in the Rivertowns were not justified in any sense of the word. I would hate to be the guy responsible for renting them out. The one set of apartments that were surprisingly acceptable was the complex at the intersection of Beacon Hill Rd and Round Hill Rd in Dobbs Ferry. They are old 1950s apartments, and look like crap on the outside, but they have been totally redone on the inside. I was pretty shocked, and would suggest them to anybody else looking on here in Dec-Jan 08. They have been repainted, bathrooms and kitchens are totally redone and look like they came out of one of the luxury complexs. The studio is $850 and the 1 bedrooms are $1150. Decent prices if you ask me.
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