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Old 07-12-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Does anyone have any thoughts on the difference between "East Irvington" and "Irvington"? Is East Irvington a separate town or is it just a neighborhood? Are the schools/school districts the same? Is one area nicer/more expensive than the other? Some other reputational difference? Or is there really no difference at all?

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Old 07-12-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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It's part of Irvington per se, but often considered a separate area as it looks like a little town surrounded by woods and hils that seperate it from the rest of Irvington. I imagine it may have at one time been a separate town that was incorporated into Irvington. It's kind of cute, looks like places upstate. Reputation you'll have to ask someone else though, don't know much else regarding it vs. Irvington.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I grew up in Irvington, born and raised there. East Irvington is just a name for neighborhoods of Irvington off of East Sunnyside Lane. When I grew up in Irvington most of the homes and families were mostly blue collar middle class. The same for homes located on the side streets of Main Street. Ardsley Park and Matthiessen Park were wealthy and upper middle class. How times have changed! Today you have to be earning a pretty good salary to be able to buy anything in Irvington. Irvington with it's close proximity to the train station and the lack of big box stores and supermarkets yet it's convenience to them make it a desirable place to live. That is if you have to live in New York. I remember the Stearn's, Halsey's and Rutter's castles. Stearn's was demolished for the High School, Halsey's burned down and Rutter's was demolished for development. You could go up to the reservoir and feel like you were away from civilization but still be in your hometown. Now it's surrounded by houses. Growing up there Irvington was one great big family where everyone knew everyone for generations. You knew every kid from K-12. Now it's no different than any other affluent suburb of the city. Thank God, I now live in Arizona!
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