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Old 04-27-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: long island, ny
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School district looks great, but what is the area REALLY like? Looking to relocate. Single mom with 7 yo. All info (+ and -) is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:32 PM
 
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Default Brooklyn?

Are you talking about the Red Hook section of Brooklyn?
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Are you talking about the Red Hook outside the city or in Brooklyn? Red Hook (not in Brooklyn) has good schools and is a nice town.

The Red Hook in Brooklyn is NOT good.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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Very industrial. Very hispanic.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:58 PM
 
Location: long island, ny
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Smile re: need info on Red Hook

Sorry, I was asking about upstate.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:22 PM
 
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Default Nice place to live

I grew up and lived in RH tho it was several years ago now. It has become much more sophisticated than it was back then. It's a great small town with most conveniences ex. CVS, small grocery store, larger one on outskirts of town. All the basics are there and then you are just 10 minutes away from lots of large box stores over the bridge in Kingston. Red Hook is a very attractive small town with lots of charm today however I don't think there are any bargains on housing prices. There are no bad or seedy areas that I can think of. No crime either or nothing of major importance. I think it would be a great place for a single mom and child. Would like to live there ourselves, unfortunately the commute would have been too long to work.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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I lived in Red Hook for many years and my son went through the Red Hook school system - very good system! The town itself is very nice, friendly, and as another poster said, close to the "big box" stores if needed. There are shops in town that meet the "basic needs."

Red Hook is experiencing growth and with that growth has come higher priced homes/taxes. If you are going to rent, I would check out the Gazette Advertiser, the Kingston Freeman, the Poughkeepsie Journal and even the Pennysaver to find an apartment. If you are going to buy, there are quite a few realtors in the Red Hook/Rhinebeck area that have listings in Red Hook.

I have and aunt and cousin who just moved to Red Hook from Long Island about a year ago and did experience some "culture shock" but it wasn't a major adjustment for them to make
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