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Old 07-19-2016, 08:21 PM
 
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Thank you all for your responses. Why is living north of 287 an issue in winter. Is it because they don't clear the snow immediately or something else. I read about Ossining. But I keep hearing from my neighbors here who lived in westchester that Ossining while having a good science program is also known for some ghetto areas. So kids get exposed to troubled kids too in school. i don't know if I can expressing well but i am concerned about what if my kids fall into wrong company. Any thoughts or inputs.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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The only neighborhood I can think of with a sizable asian population in westchester is Edgemont.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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The combination of high-ranking schools + reasonably priced homes is a difficult balance to strike in Westchester. We moved here from Hudson County, NJ last year, albeit with different criteria but my spouse is south asian, so also wanted to have at least a small presence in the area.

So far, what we have found, having lived here for almost a year is that there are a surprising number of south asian people in the area, albeit unlike New Jersey many have been living here for many years and tend to have children more in the High School age range as opposed to elementary, as was the case with younger families in NJ.

So far, from what we can tell, we have a good demographic here in Dobbs Ferry as well as in neighboring Ardsley. The more concentrated south asian demographic can be found in Elmsford where this is a cultural center, grocery store, restaurants etc as well as in the more densly populated Yonkers and White Plains (I would suggest avoiding Yonkers due to crime). Some basic googling will turn up most of this. I can't speak to schools as we don't have children, but people speak highly of Ardsley, Irvington and Scarsdale; although your home prices will directly reflect this reputation. Towns like Dobbs, Hastings, Tarrytown etc may strike a more reasonable balance between home prices and school reputation. If commute time is less of a factor then you may have a lot more options at your disposal the further North you travel (e.g. Croton, etc).

Disclaimer: I am far more famliar with the Rivertowns (western to Northern Westchester) than the more Easternly-situated towns. There may be some posters here that can direct you to some good options towards the East as well.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:59 AM
 
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Thank you all for your responses. Why is living north of 287 an issue in winter. Is it because they don't clear the snow immediately or something else. I read about Ossining. But I keep hearing from my neighbors here who lived in westchester that Ossining while having a good science program is also known for some ghetto areas. So kids get exposed to troubled kids too in school. i don't know if I can expressing well but i am concerned about what if my kids fall into wrong company. Any thoughts or inputs.
They simply get more of it above 287 farther from the sound (the weathermen always refer to "above" and "below" 287 snowfall totals). If you can afford Edgemont or Rye Brook (Blind Brook) I would not even consider Ossining, despite it's reputation for science. The river towns are also a good recommendation and more adorable than Edgemont/Rye Brook.
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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They simply get more of it above 287 farther from the sound (the weathermen always refer to "above" and "below" 287 snowfall totals). If you can afford Edgemont or Rye Brook (Blind Brook) I would not even consider Ossining, despite it's reputation for science. The river towns are also a good recommendation and more adorable than Edgemont/Rye Brook.
The snow difference is something that is talked about a lot but really does not exist to the extent people think it does. Sometimes southern westchester even gets more snow. The main difference in snowfall stems from elevation. Ossining and Rye are pretty close in snowfall, but Bedford will get a bit more than either. Still, the difference is small enough that it should almost not be a consideration. Just cause a couple times a year you'll get 8 inches instead of 7 inches of snow does not mean you shouldn't move somewhere.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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Rye Brook or Edgemont
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