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Old 06-13-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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is there a big difference between south Salem, katonah (not in the village) and pound ridge? Looking at houses in the area. have young kids.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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I'm presuming all those places share the Katonah-Lewisboro school system.

I would look at your commute options and distance to middle school and high school for down the line. The kids sports program are all integrated. You will be traveling all over town for games and practices. Bear that in mind when making your selection.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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I'm presuming all those places share the Katonah-Lewisboro school system.
Not so. Pound Ridge is overwhelmingly in Bedford Central district / Fox Lane HS.

Other than that they're very similar. A few generalities:
Pound Ridge: Probably most laid back, artier.
S Salem: Horsiest. Really no downtown at all, farthest from anything
Katonah: Nice downtown, otherwise just another section of Bedford.

If you like the spread out quality of these towns you can't go wrong.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Another thought - what's your commute, if any? Katonah is much more heavily commuter-oriented that PR or SS cause it's on a train line.

And still another: I can't speak for SS, but Pound Ridge has lots of non-commuters and supposedly 1/3 of the houses are weekend houses (this statistic comes up again and again, I don't know where it comes from). Whatever it is, it's substantial. My impression is that this isn't the case in the other towns. I'm not sure what the impact of that is except less day-to-day congestion and occasional entertainment value when you see obvious NYC weekenders in the store or marveling at the ruralness of it all.

Last weekend I was greatly amused by a 30-something, BK emo-hipster couple in the market carrying on about finding the organic, no chemicals, homemade blah blah blah stuff that they required. They found what they were looking for - just like all the rest of us - but it was quite a show cause they were so loud and self-involved about it. It was an obvious show to make sure everybody in the store knew how cool they were yet without any awareness that everybody else in the place is buying the same stuff for the same reasons. All the rest of us were rolling our eyes at each other. I'm not sure if that happens in Katonah. And I'm not sure what it means.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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this was really helpful thanks. We meant to just use it for PT but we really like it up there so who knows.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Pt ?
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