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Old 12-29-2012, 08:03 AM
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My two cents.....there are many wonderful areas and flavors throughout the try state area for all kinds of people and needs. Since you are asking specifically about Westchester v New Jersey, these are my opinions....

Larchmont and other towns are lovely. The proximity to the water, the access into NY are excellent..... Very high end, very pricey and definitely upper crust type towns with money etc. The equivalent in NJ would be towns such as Chatham, Short Hills, Summit on the high end and right behind it towns such as Madison, Millburn, Maplewood. In my opinion, the economic and academics are more or less equal.

Commuting wise, I agree with previous posters--depends on where you want to go. Personally, I used to love Grand Central and prefer it's location for midtown, otherwise the commutes are the same. I believe Westchester has more in terms of prestige so that's another factor. Ultimately, we chose New Jersey for other reasons---proximity to Newark Airport, access to Philadelphia and DC and our love of the Jersey Shore, which to us, are better beaches and much more laid back and "normal". We also felt we had more services in New Jersey--more options in terms of doctors, shopping, entertaining etc.

Best of luck!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:59 AM
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Depends on housing budget, where you work etc, as many others have said. Both areas have nice areas with good commutes. NJ has no clothing tax and much cheaper gas.

I would look at where you work now, and where you might work in the future, then choose. Long Island is another option if you're commuting to NYC.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:32 PM
Location: Scarsdale
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The biggest difference is the transportation.. Metro north Trains vs Port Authoity busing (and GW bridge)
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