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Old 09-22-2006, 10:17 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,


My company is relocating me to New York City. We have four young boys who are all in elementary school, or approaching elementary school. We are moving from a pretty rural area and would like to raise our boys in an place where they will have a great quality of life--plenty of trees to climb, water to swim in and interesting places to explore. Obviously, a great public school system, and affordable housing (preferably older housing stock) is also very important.

Can anyone suggest places that are within commuting distance to NYC? I would like to keep my commute to no more than 90 minutes. Is that even possible?

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:27 PM
 
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Carbon and Monroe Counties. I personally feel that Lehigh and Northampton counties are a bit far. 76-85 miles to NYC.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pike County is also a very good bet, especially as close to the Delaware River as possible to shorten your commutes. Personally, I like both Milford and Matamoras---Two quaint small towns near the river with enough conveniences within reach to keep your family satisfied. ;o)
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Old 09-24-2006, 01:10 AM
 
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The port jervis line from Milford area takes forever and a day to get to NYC and if you drive you are looking at a very long, frustrating haul..

Check out Orange County in NY. I have posted about it numerous times in the NY forum. This area is nice, but my father does know guys who commute from here and they are NOT happy!

What is your price range for housing? There is plenty of older housing in orange, lots of lakes and trees, orchards, horseback riding, too many activities to even post. And I can fill you in on schools if you are interested.

Pull up Monroe, Warwick, Montgomery, Walden, Wallkill, Goshen up on your favorite house hunting site. Let me know if those areas are within reach for you financially. If so, I am more than happy to discuss the area, it is my hometown.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:41 AM
 
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Bucks County, PA has excellent schools. You can either drive to NYC via I-95, or take the R7 Septa line to Trenton and transfer to NJ Transit or drive to Trenton (about 15 minutes), park your car and take NJ Transit. NJ Transit stops in Newark. If you work downtown, you can take the PATH. Or you can go through to Penn Station.

Another upside is that you are about 45 minutes to center city Philly.
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