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Old 03-29-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Having grown up in Bedford and having a lot of friends from Pound Ridge, it always seemed that everyone in PR went to New Canaan or Stamford to "do" anything that involved shopping or restaurants or movies, etc... Everything in that area is a 15-25 minute drive somewhere.

For a weekend place where you want a lot of peace and quiet, it's fine, but it's more upscale suburb than "country."
Fully agree (though add Mt Kisco for those on the Bedford Village side of town).

BUT.... when viewed through the eyes of Manhattanite it can easily look like "country" because the real country is something so remote that they've never experienced it and so desolate that they'd never want to. Hence the cheese and wine shop rivaling anything anywhere, for example. You don't find that in Woodsville NH.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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I was once in Tarrytown, dining at a popular pub, when I overheard someone at a nearby table say, "So, what do you think of Tarrytown?" the reply from the Manhattanite (OK, I'm stereotyping, but they were from somewhere in NYC) was "Oh, It's wonderful. I love getting away to the country!"

Westchester is by no means Midtown, but is it really 'the country', to anybody? Maybe it was all the trees along the parkway on the drive up.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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I was once in Tarrytown, dining at a popular pub, when I overheard someone at a nearby table say, "So, what do you think of Tarrytown?" the reply from the Manhattanite (OK, I'm stereotyping, but they were from somewhere in NYC) was "Oh, It's wonderful. I love getting away to the country!"

Westchester is by no means Midtown, but is it really 'the country', to anybody? Maybe it was all the trees along the parkway on the drive up.
Its all relative. Quite a few of the houses on my road are second homes owned by city folk. As a born and bred Brooklynite, northern Westchester feels very country-ish... That said, I've been to the country and I realize that this ain't it. Even faux country places like Milbrook are more rural.
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