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Old 06-18-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Currently living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, I love it but it's too much and I need a change of pace. I am single in my 30's and looking to rent a 1br for $1000-$1200 a month. Work very near Grand Central, so walk to Metro North train would be nice as well. Neighborhood needs to be clean and safe, local bars/restaurants are a plus of course. Where should I start looking? So far I've been looking at Eastchester, Bronxville, Fleetwood, etc. Considered Yonkers and New Rochelle, but I've heard bad stories about neighborhoods there. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Look in White Plains. As a single person, it's probably the right place for you. The other towns you mentioned are more family-oriented. Yonkers has some lovely new condos and apartments being built along the river but the town itself might come up short for you. Have a look at Greenwich, CT. too, while you're at it.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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$1,000 - $1,200 for a 1 br is definitely towards the lower end of the spectrum in Westchester. You might be limited to Yonkers/New Rochelle with your budget.
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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White Plains is out of your price range for a decent 1-bedroom, as is Bronxville. In Eastchester you could probably could rent a 1-bedroom in a 2-family house that is clean but has not been renovated in decades.

At your price point, I would try Fleetwood. It's very close to Manhattan, there are lots of stores and restaurants to walk to, and the rents should be cheaper.

Good Luck!
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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You might want to consider Woodlawn in The Bronx....
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:11 AM
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Default Try the Greystone in Yonkers

Hey, I'm also moving to Westchester (from Virginia) and did a fair amount of research on the area. My best friend lives on Warburton in the northwestern section of Yonkers - I mean he is just hundreds of yards from the Yonkers/Hastings city line. His apartment building is going condo so not the building for you, but all these buildings along that stretch of Warburton are right on the Hudson River with pretty views (depending on their location in the building). There's a co-op building called The Greystone at 1085 Warburton - there are usually a few rentals in there, and probably near your price range. The great thing about that building is that it has an elevator that goes down to the basement and you literally walk right out to the train platform for the Hudson line (Greystone station) - 30 minute ride to Grand Central! I really wanted to rent in that building for the convenience, but decided to go into Hastings because I have a special needs kid and I was worried about the schools (that was a whole 'nother posting). Anyway, I'm not sure how to check out rentals in the Greystone, I was on some email list for some rental agent and that's where I saw the rentals. I think it would be a good fit for you. If I can find the emails or website I'll come back and post it.

good luck.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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If you factor in the cost of a car, insurance, and Metro North ticket, btw, you might be able to find a nice 1 bedroom right in Manhattan in your budget. Just some advice from someone moving out of the Upper West Side! (I was paying $1400 for a 450 sq ft apartment).
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