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Old 05-19-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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We are looking for a commutable (to midtown, NYC )home with excellent schools. We like the small size of edgemont but the taxes are crazy! Is it worth it? What if they go up another 50 percent in the next ten years. Will I be able to sell? For example, a house asking one million has 2012 taxes of 30k.
Compared with Scarsdale, the houses in Edgemont are bigger and usually have a big lot, that would explain the 30k taxes for a one million house.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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Default Edgemont = Highway robbery

The short answer is no. I owned a house on Forthill Road for nearly 10 years and the taxes went up EVERY year without fail. Appeals were a waste of time as the Town of Greenburgh looks to Edgemont as a cash cow to milk for the many other jurisdictions that do not have homes over $0.5m - Edgemont homes are typically over a $1m and go up to several million dollars. Paul Feiner the town supervisor (Greenburgh) is only interested in perpetuating his sinecure and has done nothing to make the town efficient either by trimming government waste - believe me there is plenty with proof positive whenever (heaven forbid) you try to do any work for which a permit is needed. You will wait till eternity before it is approved.

The schools are good but overrated in proportion to the taxes paid. You are far better off in Scarsdale next door (Edgemont is NOT Scarsdale)
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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Location Location Location baby..

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Edgemont High School in Scarsdale has been named one of the most challenging high schools in Westchester County, ranking ninth in the area and the 31st-most challenging high school in New York State, according to a new national study of public and private high schools conducted by the Washington Post.
Scarsdale High School also made the cut in the study, ranked as the 17th-most challenging high school in Westchester County and 120th in New York State with an index score of 1.157

According to the report, the study ranks schools through an index formula that is a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.

Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, according to the report.
Edgemont High School received an index score of 3.321 with its 99-percent four-year graduation rate, average SAT score of 1,839, an average ACT score of 26.2 and an offering of 17 Advanced Placement classes.
Edgemont also was ranked the 42nd-most challenging school in the Northeast region and 381st nationally.

City Honors in Buffalo was ranked the most challenging school in New York State with an index of 9.121. American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, Calif., was named the most challenging school in America with an index of 21.909 in the Post's study.

The top 10 most-challenging high schools in Westchester County, according to the study are:

1. Bronxville High School (4.933)
2. Rye High School (4.220)
3. Yonkers High School (4.212)
4. Harrison High School (4.205)
5. Irvington High School (3.882)
6. Dobbs Ferry High School (3.537)
7. Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua (3.371)
8. Croton-Harmon High School, Croton (3.349)
9. Edgemont High School, Scarsdale (3.321)
10. Rye Neck High School, Mamaroneck (3.155)
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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Is this ranking a joke?

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Location Location Location baby..

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Edgemont High School in Scarsdale has been named one of the most challenging high schools in Westchester County, ranking ninth in the area and the 31st-most challenging high school in New York State, according to a new national study of public and private high schools conducted by the Washington Post.
Scarsdale High School also made the cut in the study, ranked as the 17th-most challenging high school in Westchester County and 120th in New York State with an index score of 1.157

According to the report, the study ranks schools through an index formula that is a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.

Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, according to the report.
Edgemont High School received an index score of 3.321 with its 99-percent four-year graduation rate, average SAT score of 1,839, an average ACT score of 26.2 and an offering of 17 Advanced Placement classes.
Edgemont also was ranked the 42nd-most challenging school in the Northeast region and 381st nationally.

City Honors in Buffalo was ranked the most challenging school in New York State with an index of 9.121. American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, Calif., was named the most challenging school in America with an index of 21.909 in the Post's study.

The top 10 most-challenging high schools in Westchester County, according to the study are:

1. Bronxville High School (4.933)
2. Rye High School (4.220)
3. Yonkers High School (4.212)
4. Harrison High School (4.205)
5. Irvington High School (3.882)
6. Dobbs Ferry High School (3.537)
7. Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua (3.371)
8. Croton-Harmon High School, Croton (3.349)
9. Edgemont High School, Scarsdale (3.321)
10. Rye Neck High School, Mamaroneck (3.155)
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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How are they different?
Scarsdale is the Jewish town and Rye is the preppy Protestant/Irish Catholic town.

There are actually plenty of non-Jews in Scarsdale (lots of Asians), and a few Jews in Rye. But that's the stereotype. So lots of Jews won't buy a house in Rye, and lots of Christians won't buy a house in Scarsdale. It's all about your comfort level, I guess.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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I'm surprised to hear that there are so many Asians in Scarsdale. I thought it was still as heavily Jewish as it was 20 years ago.

I'd expect more Jews to live in Rye than Asians in Scarsdale, for that matter.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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I'm surprised to hear that there are so many Asians in Scarsdale. I thought it was still as heavily Jewish as it was 20 years ago.

I'd expect more Jews to live in Rye than Asians in Scarsdale, for that matter.
Scarsdale is as heavily Jewish as it was 20 years ago. I didn't mean to convey that there are "so many" Asians, but they are there. Jews in Rye? Unless someone has better information than me, I just don't think there are that many.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Edgemont is lame.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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Smile Edgemont was the highest-ranked school in Westchester County and ninth in New York state

Location Location Location baby..

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Edgemont and Scarsdale High Schools were named among the top high schools in New York and were two of only 500 schools nationwide to receive a gold medal rating in the annual U.S. News & World Report study.
Edgemont was the highest-ranked school in Westchester County and ninth in New York state. If you discount charter and magnet schools, Edgemont actually ranked as the best public school in New York. Nationally, Edgemont was ranked 58th.
Scarsdale High School ranked 46th in the state and is the 10th-highest-ranked school in Westchester. Nationally, Scarsdale ranked 403rd.
U.S. News analyzed more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has published data on more than 19,400, including student demographics and results on state exams and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
The 500 gold medal schools make up less than 2 percent of the total schools studied.
In addition, 1,519 schools took home silver medals, and 2,688 were awarded bronze.
The top 10 schools in Westchester County -- all of which received gold medal ratings -- were ranked in this order by U.S. News:

1. Edgemont High School, Scarsdale
2. Rye High School
3. Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua
4. Yonkers High School
5. Hastings High School
6. Byram Hills High School, Armonk
7. Briarcliff High School
8. North Salem High School
9. Rye Neck High School, Mamaroneck
10. Scarsdale High School
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:04 AM
 
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We are looking for a commutable (to midtown, NYC )home with excellent schools. We like the small size of edgemont but the taxes are crazy! Is it worth it? What if they go up another 50 percent in the next ten years. Will I be able to sell? For example, a house asking one million has 2012 taxes of 30k.

Absolutely no! HOWEVER, since taxes cannot go down as renovation and maintenance costs, then one should only buy if there is a significant discount on the sale price. Unfortunately not only this is not the case but prices are in bubble territory. Stay where you are until economy makes people rational.

Also don't pay attention to school rankings. They might be of use for HS but not elementary schools. Depending where you live NYC might offer an equally good zoned school but also g&t, charter alternatives, not to mention NYC culture.
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