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Old 01-14-2019, 09:19 AM
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We moved to Eastchester from NYC a few years ago and have 1 child. It is very convenient and we do commute from the scarsdale station. We also live in the wilmont area (scarsdale PO) but also found that there are not that many Jewish families in the area. It is mostly Italian, which is completely fine with us, but I think in the long run, we will be looking to move to a different area where we can get more house for our money and a larger jewish community (thinking maybe Rye Brook). With regards to taxes, you will probably be paying at least 25k if I had to guess. You will pay less in Eastchester than you would in Scarsdale for sure though. Also, most homes are very close together so if you're looking for more land and privacy, then look elsewhere. If you want pure convenience and great commute, Eastchester is a great place for that.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:10 AM
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As an overall town, there are certainly some nice things about Eastchester; the Eastchester library is great, there's a decent number of stores along Route 22, Lake Isle is an amazing town resource, and housing prices are kind of reasonable for lower Westchester. They're both also a quick commute to the city on the Harlem line, which is definitely one of the more reliable MTA train lines (although the wait to get a parking space can take a bit of time, and given the weird vagaries of town lines, all town-owned train parking is owned by Tuckahoe, even the lots near the Crestwood station.)

However, Eastchester is, as a previous poster noted, predominantly Catholic and Italian-American, and when we were living there I found it skewed rather conservative as a result. (Not everyone was conservative, no, but overall much more conservative than other parts of Westchester). There are two school districts in Eastchester--Tuckahoe and Eastchester--with Tuckahoe being quite small (and feeling a bit of a space crunch, although they finally passed a bond that will allow them to expand/update the schools this summer), and Eastchester being quite a bit bigger, so if you have kids in school, you'll have to figure out what kind of district might work better for them.

The two "downtowns" of Tuckahoe and Eastchester near the train stations are cute but kind of limited by what they have in each of the downtown areas, so I think for people who want more of a "downtown" feel, those towns don't quite do it for them, since the towns seems more dominated by the busy section of route 22 that cuts through them.

We lived there for over 5 years and thought it was fine, and I know lots of folks who are very happy living there, but I'm happy to no longer live there.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:19 PM
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Can I ask what town did you decide to move to and why? We are looking to leave Eastchester.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:40 AM
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What is the deal with Lake Isle CC for residents?
What is the cost? Golf club? Tennis?
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:16 AM
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