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Old 05-20-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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If you're after a sense of community, there is no reason to suffer a subdivision (which to me would be akin to a long painful death). There are numerous villages in upper Westchester with strong neighborhood associations-- Croton, Katonah, Yorktown Heights--where you will find a great sense of community and lots of socializing. One of my favorite areas is the Mt Airy Trails in Croton--the neighborhood association has regular potlucks and get-togethers, holiday parties, etc, and neighbors socialize a great deal. There are no sidewalks, but the streets are very safe to walk on. I live in a more rural, spread-out area, but our community association (Huntersville, in Yorktown) has regular get-togthers and parties and neighbors organize get-togethers all the time. We have regular play groups, parties for the kids on the bus route, and so on.

The point is, you can get a great sense of community wihout buying a cookie-cutter Mchouse that looks like all of the others on the street and that is in a completely artificial, characterless, and totally false envirinment. Not that I dislike developemnts or anything.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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Thanks so much for your responses. Neighborhoods or villages I guess is what I am looking for then. I guess Sub-divisions do kind of get a bad rap with their rules and cookie cutter houses, but where I live those are the types of areas that have the "neighborhood feel", not the older neighborhoods or individual streets (probably just because there are not as many families w/ younger kids). Please keep the suggestions coming if you live in or know of an area with that "neighborly" feel. Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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If you're after a sense of community, there is no reason to suffer a subdivision (which to me would be akin to a long painful death). . . .
The point is, you can get a great sense of community wihout buying a cookie-cutter Mchouse that looks like all of the others on the street and that is in a completely artificial, characterless, and totally false envirinment. Not that I dislike developemnts or anything.
ouch, i guess i'll just take my artificial, characterless and false soul & leave.
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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Neighborhoods or villages I guess is what I am looking for then.

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