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Old 12-07-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Hello,

Considering looking at a co-op in Yonkers and I know I always get the best info from the folks here on City-Data.

I'd appreciate anyone weighing in on the location, commute, food shopping and crime.

Thanks!
Ellen
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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Hello,

Considering looking at a co-op in Yonkers and I know I always get the best info from the folks here on City-Data.

I'd appreciate anyone weighing in on the location, commute, food shopping and crime.

Thanks!
Ellen

it's similar to Baghdad. I suggest you look elsewhere.
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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I was afraid of that.
I did some research that confirmed what you said. I cancelled my appointment.

Thanks for writing.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:24 PM
 
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I was afraid of that.
I did some research that confirmed what you said. I cancelled my appointment.

Thanks for writing.
I'm glad I could save you some times. Best of luck!
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY -> Pinellas County, FL -> Dutchess County, NY -> Denver?
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it's similar to Baghdad. I suggest you look elsewhere.
So true. Sad place.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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Wow, that is really sad.
I found this incredibly beautiful co-op apartment in that area, too.

No wonder it was so affordable.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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Wow, that is really sad.
I found this incredibly beautiful co-op apartment in that area, too.

No wonder it was so affordable.
Avoid Yonkers like the plague. I've always known Getty Square as "Ghetto Square". Doesn't matter how beautiful the co-op is, it's still in Yonkers. My aunt lived in Glenwood Gardens on Ravine Ave. and was mugged right in front of her apartment, she was in her 80's. She was coming home from my uncle's funeral. They beat her up, knocked her to the ground and stole her purse. A woman that was in her 80's!
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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There are some nice parts of Yonkers, but Getty Square certainly isn't one of them. Also, if you have children, the schools are abysmal, sadly.
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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If anyone's interested, here's the place I was going to see, until you good folks told me the truth about the area.

Elegant Pet Friendly 1 Bdrm with Wood Burning Fireplace
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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If anyone's interested, here's the place I was going to see, until you good folks told me the truth about the area.

Elegant Pet Friendly 1 Bdrm with Wood Burning Fireplace
Looks like a real nice apartment. I know exactly where that building is. Broadway and Pine Street. However it's still in Yonkers, not too far from Warburton Ave. which is not too nice. The apartment may be nice but what happens when you leave the apartment and the surrounding area is what you have to deal with. Back in '77 David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer lived right behind that building on Pine Street. That's the problem with Yonkers no matter where you live you're not to far from the sludge. As you said: "No wonder it was so affordable".

I'm assuming that you're not from New York or at least not from the New York Metro area. Other than an employment opportunity that you can't pass up, forced relocation or family reasons, I don't see any reason why anyone would want to move there. Especially, Yonkers. But that's just me. Westchester County is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. There's really not much that you can get for $149,000 in Westchester County. If you move to a better area of Westchester you will get far less than what you will get in Yonkers, Mt Vernon, Ossining, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow or Peekskill. Those being the least desirable places to live in Westchester and for good reason. If your heart's set on the New York metro area and don't mind the commute you'd probably be better off in Putnam County or maybe Rockland County with that kind of budget. Then again I have no idea what your plans are and am assuming that you will be employed in NYC. Hence the desire to be close to there. I wish you the best of luck, and don't want to see you get stuck living in a place that you will later regret.

You also have to keep in mind what will happen if later on you decide to sell. Such as we did when we sold our house in Peekskill. It took us over 3 years as most prospective home buyers refused to put their children in Peekskill City Schools. The market was very limited. Ours was considered to be a nice section of Peekskill. However most of the people that lived in our neighborhood could never afford to send their children to a private school. We didn't have any children so that was never an issue and Peekskill was about the only place in Westchester where we could afford a home and remain close to our jobs.

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