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Old 05-04-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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I find the commute from MK to be unacceptable, but that's just me. Though I see the point about takeouts - you could probably get around this by taking out food in GC before you go home.

Making new friends - I don't think this will depend on your town. If it did, then you won't make a lot of new friends. More likely you will do this by joining a meetup group but then this can be done regardless of the town you live in. It's not like W-burg or Carroll Gardens where the pool of potential friends is large and singles are out in the open.
Or I could simply cook at home. I am a woman and I like to cook. my priorities really are : 1- safety , 2- reasonable commute time to GC because I need to be in Manhattan 5 times a week.

Since I learnt about the nuclear plan in croton on husdon and I am bit hesitant to search in this area.
How long is the commute from Mt. Kisco to GC? why do you think it is unacceptable?
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:27 AM
 
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It's >1hr for MK vs. 50 minutes for Croton-Harmon. But I think the advantage of Croton is that you benefit from having more trains pass through so if you miss one train, there's easily another following soon after and you're not stressed trying to catch a specific schedule.

As for the nuclear plant, it's actually in Cortlandt Manor and if something happens, the whole county will be affected.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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It's >1hr for MK vs. 50 minutes for Croton-Harmon. But I think the advantage of Croton is that you benefit from having more trains pass through so if you miss one train, there's easily another following soon after and you're not stressed trying to catch a specific schedule.

As for the nuclear plant, it's actually in Cortlandt Manor and if something happens, the whole county will be affected.


That is totally right. I think I will look for places in Croton as well.

I totally forgot about the car expenses. I don't have a car now because I have been living in NYC and relying on the subway. Now, that I am considering a move to Mt. Kisco or other areas in westchester, I will need to get one. I am not sure how much it would cost me to get a car. ( insurance, gas, etc.. ). would you give me an estimate? I would be taking the train to Manhattan and would only need the car on the weekends or for occasional trips.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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croton has much better commute than mt kisco. I used to live there and my parents still do. the downside of croton is there isn't much restaurants/shops. its not a starbucks kinda town. but its quiet, people are nice and its close enough to other towns for farmers markets etc. I would highly suggest croton out of the options you've given. peekskill is another good option
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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croton has much better commute than mt kisco. I used to live there and my parents still do. the downside of croton is there isn't much restaurants/shops. its not a starbucks kinda town. but its quiet, people are nice and its close enough to other towns for farmers markets etc. I would highly suggest croton out of the options you've given. peekskill is another good option



thank you. I will consider Croton too. I just need to know how much I should set aside for the car expenses. I haven't owned a car in NY before and I know that I'd need one if I move up to Westchester.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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There is little social life for educated people.
Only move here if you're married.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Please don't forget the cost of the monthly train commute. With the commute and having to buy a car, insure it etc. I doubt you will save much money.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Please don't forget the cost of the monthly train commute. With the commute and having to buy a car, insure it etc. I doubt you will save much money.
That's definitely true, especially if you live in a town where Metro-North is not in walking distance.

I never understood why anyone would drive to a train station, and then travel the rest of the way to work by train. If you have to maintain a car (gas, insurance, and so on), why not just drive to work?
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Superior, Wisconsin
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There is little social life for educated people.
Only move here if you're married.
I've lived here all my life (lived in 9 or 10 different places in Westchester), and that is very far from the truth.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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That's definitely true, especially if you live in a town where Metro-North is not in walking distance.

I never understood why anyone would drive to a train station, and then travel the rest of the way to work by train. If you have to maintain a car (gas, insurance, and so on), why not just drive to work?
Because then your car maintenance expenses and gas would be much higher. And you have to deal with driving into the city every day instead of being on the train and reading the newspaper, sleeping, sending emails, or even having a drink if you wanted. Those are not vehicle approved activities.

I am grateful to be walking distance to my train, but I know for a fact if I wasn't within walking distance and I had to drive to the station, that's as far as my car would take me.

Some people like driving to work, I like taking the train. You don't understand why people drive to a train station, I don't understand why people drive to the city when they have a train station nearby. It's nice to have the ability to choose what you want to do.
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