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Old 12-14-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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Hi Aleaxamommie,

In addition to desirable schools, it sounds like you are more interested in a tight-knit social neighborhood as opposed to being isolated. If that's the case, then you might want to consider moving into a development where the homes are closer together or a subdivision ( especially new ones) where typically there are younger families with kids who are more prone to socializing and having block parties, etc. You can locate subdivisions on Realtor.com, and you can find out about the schools there too, I think. When homes are further away from one another it can be isolating, and not as friendly as you might like. In Northern Westchester there are new ( or newer) subdivisions in Yorktown and Somers for example. One hour to the city via train for your hubby. Good schools for the kids. In Lower Westchester, if Larchmont, Scarsdale, Bronxville doesn't float your boat, you might look into the Edgemont area and schools. They are supposed to be excellent. I think Ardsley's are good too. Both are close to everything and very convenient to the city. 30 minutes. Hope this helped. Good Luck!
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Maui
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Briarcliff Manor has some of the best public schools in Westchester. My real estate agent wants to move out of Ossising and into Briarclff for that reason alone. Chappaqua is also right up there (along with high house prices!).

Good luck
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Westchester and Putnam County NY
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Is there an area in Westchester that is known to have young families and where they might be a bit more social, perhaps have block parties and events of such? Maybe I'm dreaming...
Sounds like you would like a development called "The Preserve at Somers" which has 188 homes and they have the kind of young family feel and social behavior you are looking for but the NYC commute may be a little bit much for your husband? I think it is 10 min to the train then another 50 min to Grand Central.

Prices vary from $800,000-$1,000,000.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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They're charging a million bucks to live in a development in Somers?

For that money why not just move to Scarsdale?

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Sounds like you would like a development called "The Preserve at Somers" which has 188 homes and they have the kind of young family feel and social behavior you are looking for but the NYC commute may be a little bit much for your husband? I think it is 10 min to the train then another 50 min to Grand Central.

Prices vary from $800,000-$1,000,000.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Westchester and Putnam County NY
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They're charging a million bucks to live in a development in Somers?

For that money why not just move to Scarsdale?
Because you can't find this in Scarsdale for that price. The houses are 3-5 years old, 2800-4000+ sq ft and on 1/2 - 1 acre lots. Would cost almost double to find the same type of house and development in Scarsdale.

If they can handle the commute this development is what they are looking for.

I looked at a house in Scarsdale last month, $900,000, 2400 sq. feet and 30 years old and no land.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah but that 30 year old house would be in Scarsdale, not in middle-of-nowhere-ville
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Westchester and Putnam County NY
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Yeah but that 30 year old house would be in Scarsdale, not in middle-of-nowhere-ville

Actually the location of the Preserve at Somers is close to everything, 1/2 mile to Rt.6, Somers Commons, few miles to the JV Mall, Taconic Parkway. This part of Somers (actually it is in Baldwin Place w/somers schools) is not up in the "farm area" which is what I think you are thinking.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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But its Scarsdale!

C'mon you know you can't win this argument

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Actually the location of the Preserve at Somers is close to everything, 1/2 mile to Rt.6, Somers Commons, few miles to the JV Mall, Taconic Parkway. This part of Somers (actually it is in Baldwin Place w/somers schools) is not up in the "farm area" which is what I think you are thinking.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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my vote is for scarsdale...
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Upper Westchester
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Somers is beautiful, if you like the country and want some nice living, you cant beat it. Scarsdale is nice, but the traffic down there is crazy. Central ave can be a nightmare. Somers has a great school system and its not in the boonies as some of you might think. Depends on what you are looking for. 2 very good choices.
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