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Old 07-13-2010, 09:29 AM
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Originally Posted by yodel View Post
Oh no, I'd have to strongly disagree. I worked in Hastings-on-Hudson for many years and don't find it remotely hippy. Not one tiny bit.

Maybe Beacon.
I haven't been there. It seems pretty far away though.
Well, I am speaking in terms of Westchester, as HOH is generally more liberal/artsy in terms of Lower Westchester, but we're not talking Hudson Valley hippy by any means. The issue is the schools, since good schools in Westchester are expensive, both in purchase price and taxes. HOH is door-to-door about an hour to Midtown, however, so it's illustrative of both the commute time, and what you can get for the commute.

Beacon's schools are not the greatest, and there are some parts of the area that have higher degrees of social problems/crime.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:57 AM
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Check out Sea Cliff,LI. It's not totally hippy but it has a sizable "hippy" element. Lots of artsy types,cute houses,on the water,not that expensive(relatively) and under 1 hour to Penn Station.
Sea Cliff, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Most of the elements in this NYT story still hold true except for the real estate prices !
NY Times Article on Sea Cliff

I have some friends who live in Sea Cliff and I go there frequently.It's hard to believe that you are so close to NYC when you are there.It is more like an East End village.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:24 PM
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Default a college for me to attend with same description?

i want to go to new york. the big city dream. i want to be able to go to a school where art/graphic design/ even advertising is involved. i want to be able to go to the city and enjoy the culture really. i would either live on campus or live somewhere...rather not expensive you know? artsy town like yall have described. i have 2 years left in high school..and im getting scared ! i hope this was the right place to put this? dont know where else to ask!
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:07 AM
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I relocated from Park Slope to Cold Spring several years ago and really love it. The commute via metronorth is 70 min to Grand Central. Literally everyone I've met is either from here originally, or has recently moved up from Brooklyn (of the latter most are young couples with kid or with one on the way). Lots of people in film, sound, publishing, advertising and the arts. A good mix of hippie types and old-schoolers and creative professionals. Good public school if you are thinking about kids. Not over-gentrified. The housing stock is historic, and being restored little by little as younger folks move in. Walk to everything, including grocery store, drug store, eateries, tourist shops, river, train, and many trailheads. The surrounding hiking is amazing. There are two independent theaters within 40 min drive. Garrison Art Center on the river for art classes. DIA Beacon and Storm King Sculpture park a short drive away. Lots of gardeners. Lots of Yoga choices. Two excellent CSA farms. No chains. The biggest downside to leaving the city: the food isn't as good, the movie selection is very limited, less diversity, the commute is much longer, and the cultural events are smaller scale. But a good community if you hate that suburb-y, commuter feel.

WSJ article--Cold Spring: "A Little Slice of Brooklyn"
[url=http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB1000142405274870472360457537927198998 4334.html]Cold Spring, N.Y.: Day Trips From New York, Low Housing Prices Draw New Residents - WSJ.com[/url]
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