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Old 12-16-2007, 06:38 AM
 
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My family is considering moving from Brooklyn to Westchester. We have two children. We want a home in a middle class suburan area with good schools. We can not afford the best schools (scarsdale, bronxville, etc.) Our price range is 500,000-600,000. Taxes around 5,000-7,000. We want a close knit community with a lot of families and family orientated events, functions, etc. but we are not looking to go too far north. Probably not much further north than White Plains.

I know White Plains and New Rochelle may have what I am looking for but my major concern is High School. I hear the HS in both cities are not very good. I prefer a small town.

Can anyone help. Thank you!
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:37 PM
 
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Actually, I have heard that the White Plains HS is a good system. While I live in the next town over - we're involved with community based programs in White Plains.

Every parent I speak with who has a child in White Plains says that there are some issues - but nothing out of the ordinary. They are all satisfied with it.

The same rings true with some of the teachers that I have spoken with. They all say it's a good district. You will also find that it is a highly desirable place to work for - competition to work in the district is fierce.

If anyone else has a different opinion - I'm all ears. I'm trying to find a way to buy into White Plains - mostly to enjoy the school district for my kids and would be very interested in hearing about your experiences.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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I answered in another post re: yorktown but would you consider dobbs ferry or pleasantville?

Pleasantville has decent homes in that price range and has great schools and a nice town. Dobbs Ferry is also nice with a great town and good schools. Both towns have a Metro North train that takes you into NYC.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:20 PM
 
Location: New York, Westchester
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Default You should try

Eastchester. Tuckahoe.Ardsley....................Good Luck
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