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Old 07-29-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hello All,

My husband and I and my 13yr old daughter are wanting to move to Westchester county/New Rochelle. We are looking for a diverse area with a great diverse middle school. As far as housing we are looking to rent a house or an apartment in a older diverse neighborhood, anywhere between $1,000-$1,100 a month. As far as JOBS I am looking for Medical billing/Customer service... My husband is looking for anything in the Maintenance field. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated...Thank you.....

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Pick another area. You can't get anywhere close to NY for $1100 a month for a house...even a studio will cost more than that! Not even close.

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Old 07-29-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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You would have to look in Upstate NY to find what you are looking for if you want to be in NY State. There are some places I have in mind, but i don't know if that would appeal to you.

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Old 07-29-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You would have to look in Upstate NY to find what you are looking for if you want to be in NY State. There are some places I have in mind, but i don't know if that would appeal to you.

Yes please any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Also how are the JOBS we are looking alot on line but an heads up on the job market.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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So let's see if I get it. You want to move to Westchester, basically a mega-high-cost bedroom suburb for NYC commuters. And most of those commuters are high income professionals. And it sounds like you're in a blue collar/clerical/middle income professions in the hope of finding jobs up here. And you're moving from a much lower cost of living area.

What's the backstory here? If there isn't a good one then you guys are completely nuts.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Westchester is extremely expensive and I would say unless you can make at least 150k a year or more, then it may be best to look elsewhere. I left New York many years ago, like when I was 14 and I'm now 41. I was born and raised in Mahopac which is Putnam County, close to Westchester. If for whatever reason you want to live in New York I would look into Dutchess County. If I can remember correctly going in an upward direction it would be Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess. The closer you get to NYC the more it cost's to live, the farther away you get from NYC the more affordable the state becomes. Personally I now live in Virginia, I would pick Richmond over Westchester any day of the week. My wife and I have a household income of about 100k a year, we couldn't afford to live in Westchester.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: The Present
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You can find something maybe towards 1800 or close to 2k in some parts of New Rochelle (for a 2 bedroom at least). Yes, they won't be spectacular but it'll be enough to get by. I don't want to rag on a place or anything but South Florida is a pit and I commend you for taking the steps to get out of there. It is possible to find an apartment (1 bd) in places like White Plains, Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, NR, Port Chester for 1200 but you have to really look (as these places won't be advertised).

Although I think in your line of work you'll find openings in White Plains easily (along the platinum mile). There are plenty of businesses over there that employ people in medical billing (once again they normally don't advertise their openings). The thing is, I don't think you'll make enough with really scrapping by. I'm not too keen on maintenance work availabilities but I'd say you guys should also check out Stamford, Ct.

Good luck to you.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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Westchester is extremely expensive and I would say unless you can make at least 150k a year or more, then it may be best to look elsewhere. I left New York many years ago, like when I was 14 and I'm now 41. I was born and raised in Mahopac which is Putnam County, close to Westchester. If for whatever reason you want to live in New York I would look into Dutchess County. If I can remember correctly going in an upward direction it would be Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess. The closer you get to NYC the more it cost's to live, the farther away you get from NYC the more affordable the state becomes. Personally I now live in Virginia, I would pick Richmond over Westchester any day of the week. My wife and I have a household income of about 100k a year, we couldn't afford to live in Westchester.
@Steven R....I was born and raised in Westchester, and was relocated, due to a job, to Richmond several years ago. Although I was able to purchase a home twice the size of what I had in NY for 1/2 less in taxes.......I'd move back to Westchester in a heartbeat!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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@ Bluidblonde...Perhaps and I too miss New York and actually could afford Putnam I would presume. It's been many years since I lived there but it will always be considered home. As far as Richmond goes I think the city is great, lot's of history, diverse, things to see and do and alot more affordable then Westchester based on the Original Posters criteria. All New Yorkers who move south wish to go back until reality sets in. Where I live in Virginia I'm about 7.4 hours away from my hometown, I try to go back for a visit at least once every other year. I'm heading that way this October actually.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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I'm confused...the OP also wants to I've to Dallas and North Carolina in other posts. Not that we are an inhospitable bunch, but if you are making barely over minimum wage, go to one of the others by all means. You will be part of a permanent underclass in Westchester on that income.
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