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Old 09-06-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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I work in Elmsford, but don't live there. From what I've seen of Elmsford, it's a hole. But, I've really only seen the route 119 and N Central Ave parts of it. Are there ANY nice parts? Is there ANY nice shopping area? Is there any supermarket aside from the Stop & Shop on 119? I just can't imagine living in Elmsford. The N Central Ave part is like a tiny highway with all the trucks and crazy construction vehicles, and tons of gas stations.

Does Elmsford only exist as a way on and off 287 for the trucks, or is there some nice part of Elmsford I haven't found?
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Also, North Central Avenue was definitely not designed for the kind of use it's getting now. No segments of the roadway were designed for the huge trucks and the number of school buses that are there constantly now. I can't believe how many accidents I see because there's just not enough room for these vehicles. And the exit from the Northbound Saw Mill Parkway onto 119 is a joke because of all the traffic on 119 - there have been times where the traffic is backed up INTO the Saw Mill Parkway oncoming traffic and I haven't been able to take the exit because of it.

The whole town needs an overhaul. As someone told me, at some point lives will be lost because of the traffic situation and local officials will have some difficult questions to answer.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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I guess the answer is...nothing.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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Why do you care? Just go to work and then go home.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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Well I lived there growing up between the ages of 5-18 and can honestly vouch that there isn't much going on in Elmsford. Always went into White Plains for anything but it wasn't a problem because it's a 3 minute drive away. However, moving to San Francisco for undergraduate school was one of the best decision's I've made. Though I still visit it twice yearly because all my family is there and my parents own a pizzeria and a laundromat, I don't make it a point to stay long. E-4D is great just because of my connection to it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:35 AM
 
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pabs, good move getting the hell out. Only the losers stay.
Get a job in a major city after college, and NEVER come back here.
Once you're married with kids, maybe it will be an option,
but not a day sooner. Enjoy city life. 914 is a social cesspool!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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Why do you care?
Thanks for making the effort of moving your hand to the keyboard.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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914 is a social cesspool!
If you believe this statement applies to all 450 square miles of Westchester, you're part of the problem.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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I've lived here for 3 years and while it certainly wasn't my first choice, I absolutely love it here. I have great friends who are young professionals who are in the same boat as us -- we like visiting NYC but don't want to live there anymore for a variety of reasons. I'm an organizer for a meet-up, active in church, worked at a couple local retail stores part-time and I have really enjoyed everyone I've met in Westchester. My husband and I (30 and 28 respectively) have no kids, but we're very happy here and plan to stay here long-term.

So there.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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What town are you in? Not Elmsford, I hope.
That's an industrial town.
It's the tool shed of Westchester.
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