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Old 05-03-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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Hello All,

I am considering buying a house in Poughkeepsie, NY but the house doesn't have a driveway and it says No parking for 23 hours and that would mean I would have to move my car everyday ! can someone give me some insight as to this and how are the schools there?
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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I am guessing that you are looking at a house in the City of Poughkeepsie. Yes, they have alternate side of the street parking on many streets and you have to move your car every morning between 8 and 9 am, except sundays. I live on such a street and there are some houses with no driveways and they have to make the move every morning, because the police drive by most mornings to hand out tickets. We have a driveway, but I have still gotten caught a few times. So this is a consideration when you are thinking about buying that house.
As far as schools are concerned, the city of Pok has a terrible reputation, but I don't think they are as bad as people say. You need to be aware that it is an inner city school district with a large minority population, and many children from poor families. My kids attended the public schools here and had a largely positive experience - got into good colleges and did very well. I think going to school with such a diverse population was an advantage for them. My youngest graduated 10 years ago, so I don't really know if things have changed in the schools since then. But my neighborhood is still the same, friendly and safe - the kind of old fashioned place where the kids can just go out and find their friends and play all day on the sidewalks and in the parks and yards.
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