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Old 09-05-2007, 01:58 AM
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I am wondering what people think about Elmsford, New York? It seems like a little town. Can anyone tell me anything about the schools, commute to NYC, things to do and/or stores in the area. (Is there a Starbucks at least as this is a requirement for me!) If Elmsford is not up to par with you what about other areas with apartment rentals (preferably communities) without a million floors and people crammed on top of each other. I am looking for a suburban town but still with plenty of stores, malls, grocery stores, things to do and good schools. Decent commute with out feeling like I am in the middle of nowhere. Thank you for your time in helping me with this!
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:27 PM
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okay so i have lived in elmsford all my life. It is a pretty small town but there are so many things here. I live in the condo complex next to the movie theatre. As far as shopping in town goes, there is a Sam's Club and that should take care of all your grocery shopping there is also a Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples, and a shopping complex nearby. There is a movie theatre within walking distance of Sam's Club and within walking distance of the condo complex. There is a Dunkin Donughts, Subway, KFC/Taco Bell, pizzerias, Wendy's, Burger King, and a couple of diners for fast food. I went to Pocantico Hills which is located on the Rockefeller Estate about a 7 minute drive away and is a very good school. They dont have their own high school but instead they offer three great choices of high schools that you can attend that you otherwise wouldn't be able to go to because you don't live in the district. You can go to Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, or Briarcliff High School. All three of these school are very good and offer many many oppurtunities for kids. There isn't a Starbucks but I heard rumors that they are going to start one where the old Micheal and Sons Nursery is. Elmsford is like 30 minutes away from everywhere. It is a 30 minute drive to the Bronx, 45 min. to the city, 15-20 min. to White Plains, and 30-40 min to the Palisades. Seriously, without traffic you really can get anywhere in under an hour. I love it and ill miss it so much when i leave. I hope this answers your questions.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:10 PM
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Default Elmsford is a nice family town ...

Elmsford is a nice town and a family friendly and affordable town. You didn't say if you would be working in the area or commuting into Manhattan. Elmsford is in Westchester County - and Westchester has many different towns, villages and cities with their own distinct personalities.

White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle and Mount Vernon are the four largest cities in Westchester and are all fairly close of each other. Metro North Railroad takes you in and out of NYC for many areas in Westchester.

Elmsford is nice but if it doesn't fit your needs, do a web search on Westchester County, NY and look at all the surrounding towns, villages and cities.

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Old 10-07-2007, 05:17 PM
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with so many nicer towns and superior school systems around Elmsford (its more of a large spread of businesses) I recommend Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow (lots of cafes and charm)., Irvington is simply rustic and quiet, Ardsley has a starbucks, dobbs ferry or hastings all have real main streets with good cafe's, boutiques, and restaurants. The schools are blueribbon and yu belong to a community. If yu belong to town of greenburgh you get to use their great pools in other recreation.
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