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Old 10-13-2013, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by sxebmx View Post
We moved to Peekskill from Brooklyn last spring because we were having a baby and didn't want to have a child in the city. Our experience has been pretty good.

The commute:
I commute to Midtown Manhattan daily, fortunately my office is only a few blocks from Grand Central, and my commute is ~ an hour and 15 minutes (we live in downtown Peekskill, I walk to the train.) The parks and community are pretty great.
There are a good amount of young families and city transplants, though there are just as many if not more less desirable neighbors and areas. If you are moving because you have kids, be wary about the schools.
We have a few years before they matter, and are up in the air as to wether or not to buy in Peekskill, but we feel that there are enough young 'hip' people working their way up there, as it is the last affordable town on the Hudson in Westchester, so it will have to gentrify itself sooner or later...

We are a couple in our late thirties non Caucasian and feel we have been priced out of lower Westchester. We are professionals however even on our income we are not able to find what we are looking for in a diverse Westchester community. We like semi city vibe close by and a nice quiet home to return to. No children yet but In a year or two. We like some newer homes in Peekskill near northern area close to beach shopping area. We do enjoy diversity, safety, clean, well kept environment close to amenities, shopping, And good restaurants but we don't mind driving. We are also only able to afford 400-430. With taxes less than 12,000. Is Peekskill for us? Coming from white plains, lived in nyc and Orange County. We both work in lower Westchester.
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