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Old 07-05-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: howard beach, ny
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I currently live in Howard Beach, NY. I'm trying to sell my apartment and would love to buy a home in a nice neighborhood, with good schools. I work in Manhattan and would hate to give up my job. Can anyone suggest a few areas which are commutable to NYC and are affordable. I'd be willing to commute up to 2 hours each way. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego native.
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Milford, PA, or Dingmans Ferry, PA
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:18 PM
 
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Not sure if you're willing to live in Jersey, but Central Jersey would certainly be commutable (and with good schools).
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Somerset, NJ
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Central Jersey is definitely good, I grew up there...most towns have blue ribbon schools. I am now in Orange County, NY...the Marine Corps brought me here and I never left. It is great here....in fact it's like Middlesex County 10 years ago because of all the growth going on right now. There is a very good selection on the market at less the price (not too much less) then Central Jersey and the schools are just as good.

Something to look into. So once again, Orange County, NY or Middlesex County, NJ would be your best bets depending on your price range.
If you need any help in Central Jersey, I know some very good agents down there.

Best of luck in your search!!!

~Joey
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:01 AM
 
Location: New York
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Commutable is relative. One of the reasons why I want to leave the NYC area, is because I don't consider over an hour, commutable. And even in the 1.5 hour range, the housing costs are steep.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Northern Westchester/Putnam
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Putnam county is definitely very commutable and affordable (well, comparing to Westchester!). Schools are good, people are very nice. Metro North trains take you directly to Grand Central. Housing-wise it is a buyers' market out here, good time to buy. Some towns to consider: Mahopac, Carmel, Southeast. Moderator cut: realtor soliciting
Good luck!
Natasha

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Old 07-16-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Rockland County, NY
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Hi!
Orange County is very good and pretty affordable and Rockland county also!
Both are very close to the city The market is still in your favor Moderator cut: realtor soliciting Good luck

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Old 07-17-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Pittsville, MD
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On the Long Island side... Hampton Bays is still somewhat affordable, West hampton, The moriches (East, Center etc) is where many of my friends now live. I am unsure about the school systems though sorry I have heard sayville, miller place and huntington have good schools but I am not sure.
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