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Old 01-07-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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I live here and I don't even know what that means!
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Here is an article about it, and you can google it too.
ON LANGUAGE - New York Times
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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And, seriously, people do care how you dress. I have a friend born and raised in Larchmont who doesn't go into some stores because the salespeople won't help you if you want something inexpensive. The same thing has happened to me. The first time I visited Larchmont, I left in tears. I've never experienced that sort of snobbery in Greenwich.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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I think I'm going to totally crack up the first time I hear Larchmont lockjaw

On the snobbery in stores issue, do people rate businesses using Yelp there? I've only reviewed a handful of businesses that I either really really liked, or disliked. But I've read a gazillion reviews when deciding where to go for dinner, where to get new tires, where to find an activity for the kids, just about anything. Since the businesses (at least here in the Bay Area, CA) know they are vulnerable to these reviews, better service for everyone!
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Hi: this dialogue is regrettably not helping my decision process. can someone shed some light on strengths and weaknesses of the communities, especially when pitted against one another?
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Harrison
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All of the towns on the Hudson are hilly, like REALLY REALLY hilly. I personally don't like it, and I wouldn't want to drive around there in the winter. Yikes!

We are moving to Mamaroneck soon, so my bias is for the Sound Shore...
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Good point streetsmart. I love hills and knew about them, but hadn't considered in icy conditions.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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Both are great towns. Larchmont has a great town center. It has a bigger school district with more diversity. You will have a great commute but shopping and traffic will be much less pleasant than Irvington.

I think Irvington is smaller and has more of a small town vibe. There is less traffic. Great schools but less diversity. Better location within the county.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Bedford Hills
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Personally I find the overall traffic better in the hudson towns than the LI Sound towns, if that makes a difference.

Also, if you commute into the city, the hudson line is infinitely better than the New Haven line with all trains being newer (although New Haven trains are being updated slowly) and a magical, and calming, view of the Hudson River and palisades.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:02 PM
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Yea, you should consider the commute, even try doing it. I pass through Larchmont on my commute, and the trains around 8 and 8.20am are usually a scramble at Larchmont.
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