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Old 06-08-2007, 10:03 AM
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I am moving to orange county this summer and am wondering where the best school districts are (Elementary for now) ! I am coming from the suburbs so I want to move to a more rural old country charm area opposed to the hustle and bustle of middletown, any advise y'all can give would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:19 AM
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Warwick NY
Florida NY
Cornwall NY
Montgomery NY

These are nice places.
All have nice villages. Cornwall schools are very well regarded. I'm not sure about the others.
Good Luck!
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:31 PM
Location: Somerset, NJ
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You can compare the school districts at SchoolMatters or GreatSchools.net then you know you are getting factual data rather then someone's own rendition of the school districts. To my knowledge, Warwick is rated the best out of the above 4. Monroe/Woodbury is rated just below Warwick.

Any other questions, feel free to let me know.

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Old 06-13-2007, 01:06 PM
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Florida Elem. (1) and Washingtonville Elem (3) are good too.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:09 PM
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Default Check out Pine bush also

I live in Pine Bush NY and it also has a pretty good rep for schools. Very bucolic feel - in fact there is a farm on the same road as my house. Tons of wildlife everywhere but still has a suburban feel. there are a few apts going up nearby but I'm not sure how much they are going for. Most houses around here start around 350s K and go all the way up. The village of pine bush has a very nice feel to it. Very friendly people. A couple of very nice festivals several times in the year.

If you need bigger stores Middletown is 20 mins to the south and if you're looking for a small College town feel New Paltz is 20-30 mins to the north. The only thing I would wish for is closer proximity to a major airport. Stewart will do for some flights and it is growing but most of the time when I fly out it is via JFK, Newark, LaGuardia, Albany.

Also in your considerations you may wish to think about how much fuel oil will cost. I'm spending around 2500-3000/year for c. 3000sf house. I mention this b/c I forgot when I first bought. I'm from the midwest and assumed it would be natural gas.

Hope this helps
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