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Old 10-07-2020, 04:23 PM
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Hello! We are married gay couple looking to buy a house in NYC suburbs. We have budget up to $1M and our ideal neighborhood should be safe, walkable and lgbt friendly. In terms of commute, we can work from home at least half of a week, so close to train station is a plus but not a must.

We went to see some houses in Scarsdale, Manhasset and Garden city, all of three are very nice and walkable. However, we don’t plan to have kids in the next 5 years, so paying very high property tax for good school district doesn’t make sense for now, and for our budget, there are not many options in the town I mentioned.

Thanks for insight and advice!
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:10 PM
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This thread was posted about 2 years ago but I'm sure that most if not all of it still applies.


Out of the RiverTowns, you'd probably get the most out of your money in Tarrytown since they have the lowest rated schools.

White Plains likely makes sense too. I've also heard some of Peekskill, Croton & Ossining too.
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:54 AM
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We are an LGBT family living in Westchester. I definitely recommend the river towns, particularly Hastings on Hudson for maximum acceptance. Irvington is probably a close second. Croton on Hudson is pretty good too, know lots of LGBT couples (but not many with kids) living there. White Plains is a small city, not really suburban but lots of different types of people there. Greenburgh as well which is basically the more suburban outskirts of White Plains. If you are planning on having kids eventually it might make sense to go with a better school district so you don't have to move again - 5 years isn't that long to be in a house. New Rochelle might work too, budget goes pretty far there since the schools aren't as good. Scarsdale is definitely not what I would recommend, pretty uptight crowd there.
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