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Old 06-09-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Hi folks...

I work in Sleepy Hollow and presently live in Queens (Forest Hills). For various reasons, I'd like to move north. I've been looking primarily in Westchester and Putnam (mostly the river towns) but am having a hard time finding houses that I can afford ($400k and under). Ideally, I'd move to New Paltz, but I think the daily commute would be horrible (approx. 150 miles/day). I'm single (no kids), so I don't want to move to an area populated solely by families, nor do I need to pay a premium for the "best" schools. I'd like access to cultural activities and like minded people (hikers, kayakers, mtn bikers, etc.), but don't necessarily want to be more than 40-50 miles from work. While I realize Beacon may meet some of my qualifications, the fact that it is across the river from Newburgh is of serious concern.

Any and all suggestions/advice is much appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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Did you look into Peekskill? Seems to have a wide range of housing types and prices.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:05 AM
 
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Not yet...have heard mixed things. Any other thoughts?
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Any other thoughts?
Stay where you are...
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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Oberon_1: Why?
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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Oberon_1: Why?
You listed the reasons:
1) I'm single (no kids), so I don't want to move to an area populated solely by families
2) nor do I need to pay a premium for the "best" schools
3) I'd like access to cultural activities and like minded people
These requirements point strongly at NYC. That being said, why not check an area like Riverdale in the Bronx, where you can have access to both the city and Sleepy Hollow.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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ahh new paltz is awesome...rhinebeck as well. Honestly...look into cold spring(south of beacon)..its got a walkable downtown, train station and has a very hip and artsy vibe to it. Its really cool.


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Beacon...nahhhh...but dont worry about newburgh..LOL. One, its over the bridge and really its like long island and westchester. "What happens over that side of the bridge, stays on that side of the bridge"-no matter if you are in beacon or newburgh.

Kind of like long islanders really dont know much about westchester and vice versa.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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mom2gurls: I've spent a good deal of time in Cold Spring & love it, but am not sure there's enough to do there (that and the fact that the only thing I can afford are the Forge Gate or Springbrook condos). Think I should look more seriously into Beacon?

oberon_1: There's got to be something in "exurbia" that meets what I'm looking for, no?

Do we all agree that New Paltz would be a ridiculous commute?
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: The Present
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new paltz is a very ridiculous commute to go to sleepy hollow/tarrytown. Its just way too long, I second the other poster who suggested Riverdale, that way you could still take public transportation to work or drive (its not that long). I used to live in Tarrytown and I commuted to the Bronx/Manhattan on a regular basis within 30 minutes using the metro north.

Even Beacon/Poughkeepsie, those are still long commutes but to each their own. Good luck on your decision!
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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Maybe look in the Danbury area. The taxes are much more favorable.
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