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Old 12-24-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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What makes life in Westchester vs life in NNJ different? Why would someone choose to live in NNJ over Westchester, or vice versa?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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A NY address vs. a NJ address. They're really not that different if you're talking high-end areas.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Wayne,NJ
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Don't have to pay the toll over the Hudson river if you live in Westchester and go into the city often.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: WFNJ
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Metro North Vs. NJ Transit; Grand Central Vs Penn Station
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I lived in Westchester for a couple of years. It has easier mass transit to Manhattan, especially if you going to the East Side. Prices and taxes are a little higher in Westchester when comparing similar neighborhoods.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Metro North Vs. NJ Transit; Grand Central Vs Penn Station
Mostly this. The most likely reason to choose one over the other is where in Manhattan your office is, assuming you work in Manhattan. One is not easier than the other necessarily; it depends whether your office is in West Midtown (NJ) or East Midtown (Westchester). The Financial District, NJ is probably easier because of the PATH connecting to NJ Transit in Newark or Hoboken (but the 4/5 do take you straight from Grand Central to the Financial District, too).
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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Lower Westchester is expensive even compared to most of NNJ. There's more shopping, restaurants, and activities in general in NNJ compared to upper Westchester (where everything is concentrated on the river).
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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Faster drive in to NYC from nnj, better mass transit from westchester.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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New Jersey. The schools are probably better, there's less of a snotty attitude in most places, and there are more housing options. However, don't rule out Mount Vernon in NY.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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New Jersey. The schools are probably better, there's less of a snotty attitude in most places, and there are more housing options. However, don't rule out Mount Vernon in NY.
I suppose your top recommendation in New Jersey is Irvington?
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