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Old 09-01-2007, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Queens
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Let's compare the cost of living in the city of Yonkers, to the city of New York
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: New York, Westchester
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Default Apples and Oranges

That would be a better comparison
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Queens
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Yonkers has cheaper cigarrettes. Manhattan and the outer boroughs are sky high in all bills. However, Yonkers has a pretty high auto insurance bill. Supposedly, the area has a high accident rate. Metro-North is also expensive but there are ways to avoid the train. But it can be a hassle.

I take the Bee-Line bus to the subway station in Wakefield. Takes me 3 minutes. I'd rather buy an unlimited metrocard than a monthly metro-north pass. ($76-compared to-$143+)

However, the crime in Yonkers is low for a city it's size. It is somewhat safer than areas like the south Bronx but may be more problematic than areas like Woodlawn or Morris Park.

What are you're opinions Yonkites?
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Default Overpriced ,old, and overcrowded! You can do better!

Yonkers is great for singles but would not recommend raising a family due to the schools and bad areas close to every good neighborhood ! Born and raised there and now I'm enjoying California winters!Taxes are the reason for a mass exit out of there too.it makes me sad that I can't raise my kid where I grew up cause it's changed so much from the 70s-80s.but truly not worth it money wise when you discover what you can get elsewhere !!
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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Default I'd rather not....

Been living here the last 9 years, and now raising my 2 yo here. I am personally not happy with it. Is it convenient - yes. Nice areas - yes, Pretty good shopping - yes. But the big issues for me are the schools - absolutely the pits, the corruption in all of the public services groups (especially PD) and the taxes that keep going up and up, and I get nothing worth while in return for it. The casino was an interesting addition over the last few years, but where is all that money going to?? Previous mayor Amicone was asked by a constituent this exact question, to which he said, "well, I could have raised your taxes by 20% but the casino is off-setting that, so I'm only raising them by 14%". We're currently looking to buy a home elsewhere. If I'm going to pay significant taxes, I would at least like to be able to benefit from a solid school system, adequate public services, and a generally decent town. I'd rather not be living here......
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