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Old 03-01-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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NYC mom thinking of purchasing a country home in Pound Ridge. What is the community like? Would a biracial family feel comfortable there? Are their farms and farmer's markets near by? Was originally thinking of Rhinebeck but want to be able to jump in the car and get somewhere in under an hour. Thank you.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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NYC mom thinking of purchasing a country home in Pound Ridge. What is the community like? Would a biracial family feel comfortable there? Are their farms and farmer's markets near by? Was originally thinking of Rhinebeck but want to be able to jump in the car and get somewhere in under an hour. Thank you.
Search this forum, there's lots of general PR info. No real farms near by. It's not rural, it's a faux-rural uberaffluent suburbia. However, there a LOTS of weekend houses for NYC'ers that seem to think it's rural, so I guess it's rural enough and certainly easy to get to from NYC. Many weekenders find it a great alternative to the Hamptons - quiet, private, peaceful, not showy - IOW everything that the Hamptons are not. Biracialism means nothing. If you can afford to be there you'll be welcomed. People will assume you're in show biz or the arts.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Thank you so much. We looked this weekend and loved it! We are in show business..lol
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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Thank you so much. We looked this weekend and loved it! We are in show business..lol
Assuming that you're not the attention-seeking type you'll fit right in. The rich and famous come to PR so they can be ignored in peace. FWIW, the town park is terrific. Facilities are amazing. There's not much need for a country club unless you want to golf.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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Search this forum, there's lots of general PR info. No real farms near by. It's not rural, it's a faux-rural uberaffluent suburbia. However, there a LOTS of weekend houses for NYC'ers that seem to think it's rural, so I guess it's rural enough and certainly easy to get to from NYC. Many weekenders find it a great alternative to the Hamptons - quiet, private, peaceful, not showy - IOW everything that the Hamptons are not. Biracialism means nothing. If you can afford to be there you'll be welcomed. People will assume you're in show biz or the arts.
Curious what "faux-rural" is?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:22 AM
 
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Curious what "faux-rural" is?
Faux rural is a farm house with a kitchen with granite counter tops and a Viking and a Sub Zero.

Rural is a farm house with a farm, where the kitchen has butcherblock countertops and white whirlpool appliances.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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Faux rural is a farm house with a kitchen with granite counter tops and a Viking and a Sub Zero.

Rural is a farm house with a farm, where the kitchen has butcherblock countertops and white whirlpool appliances.
And an old looking but well maintained barn housing a collection of exotic cars, or large art, instead of animals.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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You might also consider South Salem, next door to Pound Ridge, which has the same look and feel and your money will go farther. Many real horse farms in South Salem and equally close proximity to nearby towns of New Canaan, Ridgefield, Stamford, etc. The town of Pound Ridge itself (Scott's Corner) is pretty much a dud.. one day there and you'll be moving onto more interesting places. Not as many celebrities here in South Salem, but we do have Stanley Tucci!
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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You might also consider South Salem, next door to Pound Ridge, which has the same look and feel and your money will go farther. Many real horse farms in South Salem and equally close proximity to nearby towns of New Canaan, Ridgefield, Stamford, etc. The town of Pound Ridge itself (Scott's Corner) is pretty much a dud.. one day there and you'll be moving onto more interesting places. Not as many celebrities here in South Salem, but we do have Stanley Tucci!
Don't sell Scott's Corners short. I'd give it more like 15 minutes. In fact I think we can agree that the "towns" of Pound Ridge, S Salem, Lewisboro and Bedford Village are all pretty much "duds" by most standards. In its defense, Scott's Corners (Pound ridge downtown) has a disproportionate number of fine antique shops, an astonishing wine store and a terrific cheese shop. These places can only exist since they also serve New Canaan. Bedford Village, OTOH, looks like a movie set for a tiny New England village. Of course nobody actually moves to any of theses places for their minuscule "towns," that's the whole point.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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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."
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