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Old 04-22-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Does anyone else do it? We are considering a move to a rivertown in Lower Westchester and are wondering what the Cross County Parkway traffic (to Hutch) is like. We know he'd have to pay $5 per bridge crossing, which adds up to $200+ per month (plus gas). But will the traffic be a nightmare?

Would it be better to look in Larchmont/Mamaroneck instead? My husband works in Port Washington on the north shore.

Thanks for any help here!
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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You'll cry. And then you'll drive through Queens, and cry some more. If you have to live in Westchester, live closer to the bridges. I know someone who did the reverse commute, and quit because it sucked so bad.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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I would not live in Westchester and commute to LI. I grew up in Westchester and my family still lives there, and live in LI now, so I make that drive frequently. It is HORRIBLE traffic wise even during non rush hour. There is no easy way to do it via car or public transport.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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when you get backed up before you even leave westchester on a random afternoon not during rush hours, something is wrong with the road system.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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Ask me why I moved from LI to Westchester

As suggested above, I wouldn't do it either, which is why I'm living here now. In my experience, it is not worth the hassle.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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Ugh. Sounds much worse than we thought.

Thanks everyone for your replies and help though. Not sure what we are going to do now.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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Hi- It all depends what time you leave and return home from work. My husband drives to Wall St everyday from Irvington- and takes him 1/2 hour- but he leaves around 5am. I know people who drive to LI from New Rochelle and Pelham everyday and they must not think it is too bad- since they have been doing it for 20+ years. If you leave after 7am to get there or after 4pm- I would say forget. Unless you are leaving really early or after rush hour- it is gonna be a long haul- but doable.
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