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Old 10-03-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Personally I would say the boroughs will keep your kids more grounded and real. No offense, but if kids are used to living in $8,000 a month apartments in Manhattan with doormen and frequent cab rides, there is a sense of entitlement that can make them spoiled. Not that every kid will become unappreciative, but it is just like kids in rich suburbs on LI who drive Porsches to school without thinking twice; the sense of entitlement is so strong it is natural.
There are a lot of these kind of people in the outer boroughs too...

There is a pro/con to every place, it just comes down to what you want or feel comfortable with...
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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Schools are generally better in Manhattan
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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Shorter commute for parents.

More activities within a walkable distance.

Greater diversity of cultural events.

Schools are better.

Generally, a single family will not make such a stark choice as Manhattan vs outer borough. They will live where their budget allows.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: USA
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not really, because if they're not sheltered,
they will be exposed to all extremes of
personalities and characters on a daily
basis that you might not see in the other
boroughs.
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