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Old 01-11-2016, 10:48 PM
 
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I frequent the Long Island forum often and many are descendants of people originally from Queens and Brooklyn....do people from Westchester have roots from the 5 boroughs too and namely, what parts?
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:07 AM
 
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Both places have many people that come from anywhere but the general trends that you'd probably see is:
Westchester=Bronx and Manhattan
Long Island= Queens and Brooklyn
Staten Island= Brooklyn
New Jersey= Not sure
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Westchester, NY
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Born on LI, went to College in Ct, then moved to Westchester.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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I think Westchester has very few people from the Bronx in general, but definitely lots and lots of young families who move to Westchester after living in Manhattan and Brooklyn as young professionals.


Among the people I know, many grew up in Westchester, with a smaller but sizable proportion of people having grown up in Connecticut and New Jersey. My wife grew up in Long Island and the trend appears to be that a good number of people who grew up there move to Westchester, but very few people from Westchester originally end up settling on Long Island. I don't have statistics to back this up, but anecdotally it's true.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Northern Westchester/Putnam
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In my experience I find a lot of homebuyers come up to Westchester from The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Fewer from Queens and some from Staten Island.
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:04 AM
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I've not met a former Bronx resident (but I'm not very familiar with Yonkers where I imagine some go). Quite a few former Brooklynites and some from Manhattan. One from SI, none from Queens either.


Many from out of the country.
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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I've not met a former Bronx resident (but I'm not very familiar with Yonkers where I imagine some go). Quite a few former Brooklynites and some from Manhattan. One from SI, none from Queens either.


Many from out of the country.

I'm from the Bronx and many of the people I grew up with moved to Westchester (only 1 family is in Crestwood in Yonkers). Come to think of it, most of the new friends I have met in Westchester are originally from the Bronx. Guess we flock to each other
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:46 AM
 
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My observation has been that Westchester was well established as a suburban enclave well before the post WWII exodus to the suburbs. That said when the migration began the town didn't really offer a lot of modest priced options and young families look elsewhere in their search. My mother said the towns were too old, too expensive and too close to my in-laws and even they chose Rockland. Even today based on the posting I read modest price options are far and few between making families look elsewhere or farther out.
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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If you're talking about 2nd or 3rd generation "Westchesterites", I think you're right that the roots of the first generation were a lot from the Bronx. My grandparents went from the Bronx, to Peekskill, then to WP in the 1960s. First generation from the last 10-15 years are transplants from all over NYC area, mostly Manhattan. I know a lot of people go from Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights to Maplewood and Montclair NJ because supposedly they are somewhat similar communities.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:36 AM
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My observation has been that Westchester was well established as a suburban enclave well before the post WWII exodus to the suburbs. That said when the migration began the town didn't really offer a lot of modest priced options and young families look elsewhere in their search. My mother said the towns were too old, too expensive and too close to my in-laws and even they chose Rockland. Even today based on the posting I read modest price options are far and few between making families look elsewhere or farther out.


A town can't be old enough by my reckoning!
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