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Old 11-15-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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wow, talk about making big, sweeping assumptions and generalizations! They had ny plates! So what? Maybe they were from buffalo!
yeah right! Lol
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Let's not forget that there are equally relaxed and bucolic areas of Long Island. More Country Clubbish, less Horsey, but beautiful and spacious areas filled with decent human beings. The issue on Long Island is that you are literally boxed in by congested and less desirable areas. It creates a strange dynamic.
- Former Long Islander who now resides in Northern Westchester (I do miss the water, but I love where I live even more)
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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Let's not forget that there are equally relaxed and bucolic areas of Long Island. More Country Clubbish, less Horsey, but beautiful and spacious areas filled with decent human beings. The issue on Long Island is that you are literally boxed in by congested and less desirable areas. It creates a strange dynamic.
- Former Long Islander who now resides in Northern Westchester (I do miss the water, but I love where I live even more)
I'm in exactly the same situation- grew up on LI and live in Northern Westchester- the thing about Northern Westchester is that even though you are in the "country", due to the density of the east coast, even if you travel even farther from NYC, there are other cities and really the rest of the country.

For me, Danbury and Stamford are 30 miles away, Poughkeepsie is about 45, Hartford is about 1:20. On LI, the only way off the Island by car is through NYC- go the other direction and you get to what seems like the end of the world.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: The Present
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Its like two different counties, up north is definitely more laid back plus the quality of the air is incredible (northeast in particular).

One thing I like about northern westchester is that on a good day you can get in car and just drive for sheer enjoyment. I for one like to do this in the fall and in the summer, there's nothing like feeling that air hit head. The great thing is that you don't even have to book it in your car, if your driving to fast you kill the moment.

southern westchester is a different story, lots of dense neighborhoods and old town centers. The decentralization of certain town centers or particular strips will cause lots of traffic. When the parkway floods your f'd either way you look at it. Although there are lots of good things to do down here. You can either hang out by the Hudson or the sound when the weather permits, you can hop on the thruway and be in the city very quick as well. There commute on the metro north isn't as mind numbingly long as well. The difference between say lower westchester and eastern nassau is the housing stock as well. When you cross the city line on 241st your essentially still in the same neighborhood (likewise with Woodlawn). Whether your in a car or on the train/bus it's very easy to travel north/south here....but going east to west can be a bit of a pain (esp during rush hours).
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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The main difference in Westchester towns is: everyone thinks where they live is the best place with the best people, and all those 'other people' live in lesser towns, with ruder people.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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The main difference in Westchester towns is: everyone thinks where they live is the best place with the best people, and all those 'other people' live in lesser towns, with ruder people.
but we can all agree that we are very thankful that we don't live in LI or NJ.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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but we can all agree that we are very thankful that we don't live in LI or NJ.
Amen.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Northern schools typically have large grade sizes, especially at the high school level. Some school districts in the south may have around half as many students (taxes tend to be higher though).
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Northern schools typically have large grade sizes, especially at the high school level. Some school districts in the south may have around half as many students (taxes tend to be higher though).
huh? schools are much larger in So. West.... First time I have heard this.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Look at the senior grade sizes of Rye, Rye Neck, Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Pleasantville and compare with Chappaqua, Katonah-Lewisboro and Yorktown.
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