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Old 08-07-2006, 10:46 AM
 
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Hi,

I have a house in contract in Yorktown Heights and just wanted to know if anyone was from the area. If so, how do most of the residents who work in Manhattan commute? Is there a bus that runs from Yorktown Heights in to the city? Does anyone have any feedback about the area in general? From what I've researched, it seems like a family friendly environment. My wife and I have a 2 year old son.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Brookfield CT-Sarasota FL
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JT,

my boss lives in Yorktown Heights, but he commutes to the Bronx by car. I believe most folks who commute to the city either drive to Katonah or other metro north station and take the train down. He has lived there for about 10 years. He has 4 kids and he enjoys living there. Alot of things to do.

I noticed nobody posted, so I decided to send you this.

I hope it can help you.

Oscar
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:21 PM
 
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Default Yorktown Heights

My cousin has lived there since he bought his house for "are you ready" $110,00 new which at the time I thought he lost his mind. He however commutes to Stamford CT but has always loved it there especially now that his children are grown and the house is worth 9x's what he bought it for, he only wishes he bought a few, as do I. The train is the best way because that driving will wear on you. Good luck!
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Old 08-27-2006, 06:45 PM
 
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yeah.I have family up there.My grandma lives across the street from the JV Mall in Yorktown.If you live that far north I suggust you drive to the goldens bridge station and take the metro north down to 42nd street.I will say though that I think that those people should move back to NYC.As the residents up there are all from the city.Mostly the Bronx.Its a shame to see the culture fade in once such great areas.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:34 AM
 
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I lived in Yorktown 6 years ago and used to travel to Grand Central Station using Meto North. I caught the train at Croton. I believe there is also a place right near town hall where you can park your car and take a bus into the city. I loved it in Yorktown. I now live in Mahopac.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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Is Yorktown Heights a nice place to live? My husband and I are looking to buy an house and we were thinking to look at Yorktown heights. I work in manhattan near grand central?
Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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Is Yorktown Heights a nice place to live? My husband and I are looking to buy an house and we were thinking to look at Yorktown heights. I work in manhattan near grand central?
Thanks.
My husband and I are also looking for a home and considered Yorktown Heights. I hear good things about the town and it doesn't appear to be suffering from some of the issues with illegal immigrants like towns like Ossinig, White Plains, etc. However, be advised that the taxes are pretty high.

There is a bus that can take you into city. However, we both work by Grand Central and would prefer to take the train. I believe Goldens Bridge is the nearest train station, which can be about a 10 minute drive depening on where you live. The ride into GCT is about 66-72 minutes (time varied depending on the express train).

Good luck!
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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Thank you for the information! I was wondering why it is easy to find houses at yorktown heights at a reasonable prices? do we have to avoid ceratin areas of yorktown heights? thanks in advance!
Good luck to you too Cyan29!
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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Yorktown is a nice community, very middle class suburbia. Schools are very good, especially if you have bright kids (gifted and talented) or special ed/special needs kids. Taxes are not worse than any other community in the area, but not cheap by any means.

Commuting: shortest to Grand Central station is Croton Harmon (called just plain Croton by most). For most homes in Yorktown it is about a 10 to 20 minutes drive and the morning express takes close to 45 minutes. Try the following link to see schedules:
mta.info | Metro-North Railroad Schedules

Have never seen the bus to the city but do know people use the commuter lot to catch the bus to North White Plains to pick up Metro North trains to the city.


The community has a good mix of people since IBM Research is in the town as well as an easy drive to, Pace University, medical centers and medical schools has a lot of legal white collar immigrants looking for places to bring up their kids.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:56 PM
 
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taxes are too high... prices of homes for what you get is too high. commute into the city it way too long. does this sound too neg. well that is because it is. if you have 600k to blow and 10-12k on taxes. go elsewhere... you are better off. sorry it true.
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