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Old 05-08-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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It's so hard to get a feel for neighborhoods if you don't live in the area. Can anyone w experience let me know the differences among them- rye, rye neck, Milton point, westchester club grounds, sterling ridge... Schools are not an issue bc we may do private. I understand though that you can get bussing in Harrison. Looking more for neighborhood-type places where kids play w neighbors, etc.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:54 AM
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It's so hard to get a feel for neighborhoods if you don't live in the area. Can anyone w experience let me know the differences among them- rye, rye neck, Milton point, westchester club grounds, sterling ridge... Schools are not an issue bc we may do private. I understand though that you can get bussing in Harrison. Looking more for neighborhood-type places where kids play w neighbors, etc.

There's roughly an inverse, though not invariable, correlation between the cost of the neighborhood and the tendency for the kids to play together. So somewhere like Milton Point is beautiful, but sorta feels empty. Playdates are more scheduled events. In southern Westchester the larger the lot and the house, the more likely you are to see gardeners maintaining the landscape than kids playing there together.
This is compounded if you do private schools because kids mainly pick up friends from the school groupings - and their private school friends will be spread out. But if you do an outreach effort to the parents of the other kids at the schools you'll soon get a few friends.

All those neighborhoods, with the exception of Rye Neck, are spread out.
One advantage of Rye would be the busy main street area which lends it some character. I don't know why you'd bother to have your kids commuting to private school if you lived somewhere like Rye, it just seems miserable idea to have kids travelling so far to school when there is a great one right on their doorstep, so to speak.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. Many of the neighborhoods do seem spread out. As for schools- I don't plan on having kids commute any further than public school. Am just keeping the option of catholic school- maybe not 'private'- open.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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Hix Ave area in Rye is great for what you are looking for. Milton Point area also a very good neighborhood. Also, if you live in Rye, I would at least try the public school system for a bit - the schools (3 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high school) are very good.
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