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Old 03-05-2015, 01:51 PM
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Hello, all, we're considering moving to Tarrytown and would like to know what it's like. We want to be somewhere with some street life and walkable, interesting things to do, not in an area that feels completely suburban. We also would prefer a condominium to a house. We spent years raising families in places that were good for kids but pretty boring for adults, and now that our kids are gone, we want to enjoy ourselves more and have a more stimulating environment. Does this sound like Tarrytown?
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:14 PM
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Yes, definitely. Tarrytown has a fun vibe.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:37 AM
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moreso than dobbs ferry, but not really. its a bedroom community.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:30 PM
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Where is the OP comparing it to? You should check out all of the waterfront condos by the train station that have just gone up, with full amenities. From there it is a 1 minute walk to the train and to the main street in downtown Tarrytown. Tarrytown has a Friday street festival once a month from May through the summer, the music hall keeps it busy, farmers markets, plenty of restaurants with sidewalk seating. In the summer, the main street is pretty buzzing at night. Also, it's a quick drive to restaurants in the other river towns. From many houses and condos, you can walk the sidewalks to the parks and town. It is not the East Village, but it has a decent amount of activity, plus plenty of clubs and groups to join. In my opinion, it is more urban than the leafy suburbs where the houses are on huge lots and you never see your neighbors. Not sure what your budget it, but the waterfront condos seem to be popular choice for empty nesters.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:56 PM
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I would definitely say it is fun relative to the rest of Westchester. It has a very nice main street and there is enough going on that Fri-Sat nights do pick up a little vibe and make it feel more like being "out". Also I agree with jeangray it could work nicely for empty nesters.

That said, it is a quiet town and not really urban at all. If schools/commute is not a concern you could get a more realistic urban vibrancy in a place like Peekskill.
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