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Old 03-17-2019, 11:26 PM
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:46 PM
 
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Hi! So... we ditched the idea of moving to Westchester altogether in favor of - wait for it - moving to Forest Hills instead! (Well, we haven't moved to FH yet, but we are actively looking for houses there right now - would love any tips from you!) We just couldn't stomach several things about Westchester. One, the commute. We both work in the city full-time and feared the Metro North shutdowns that come with crappy weather. Two, the taxes. And three, your fear: the lack of diversity. From my visits there and speaking to residents, I did feel Mamaroneck was an inclusive community. By Westchester standards, I found it diverse. As you probably already know, Mamaroneck and Larchmont share a public school system. I definitely felt the elementary schools on the Mamaroneck side would be more fitting for us than those in Larchmont. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions... sorry I can't be more useful!
There are NOT many Metro North shutdowns in crappy weather. It is rare. Maybe once or twice a year. The subways, on the other hand, have many more difficulties, and it's MUCH scarier (IMO) being stuck on a packed subway than anything I have ever experienced on Metro North. The subways were at the top of my list of things that I hated about living in Brooklyn. The taxes in Westchester, I agree, are much higher.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:00 AM
 
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:24 PM
 
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There is a system at every school for drop-off - kids wait outside, go into the gym or auditorium, or go straight to their classrooms by themselves at the appointed time. Not sure why this is off-putting, I've literally never heard of parents walking their kids to class in an elementary school.
I can't believe that is a legitimate concern. Definitely out of the norm...
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:34 PM
 
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I can't believe that is a legitimate concern. Definitely out of the norm...
I had never seen this before. Thanks to all who (kindly) educated me about this being more common than I thought.
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