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Old 01-11-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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Hi. I currently live in Mount Vernon in a 1 bedroom apartment with my husband and baby. We are looking to upgrade to a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment (a house is our dream of course). I want to base our decision on schools, safety, easy commute to NYC and a diverse neighborhood. I absolutely love the Fleetwood area where we live now but am interested in persuing Yonkers because the cost of housing is much less. From what I understand there are some decent public elementary schools but I was hoping to get some advice. I have no idea what schools/neighborhoods to look into. One of the things that we LOVE about where we live now is that it is 2 blocks from the MEtro North and my husband and I both commute to NYC and work fulltime. I know Pelham is super expensive but I was impressed by the schools stats. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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I lived in Mount Vernon we moved also lived in Yonkers, rented. Near the Cross County shopping area. Either way you will pay to much for housing, and taxes. We then moved up to Dutchess (town of Poughkeepsie) and the home we got for the money the taxes are low, and great area, hop on the train and 45min or so and your in the city.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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Thats odd. All of the MetroNorth trains that I'm aware of take 90-105 minutes to get into Grand Central from Poughkeepsie and costs between $12.75-$17.00 each way. Which train gets into the city from Poughkeepside in 45 minutes? Does Amtrak run it?

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I lived in Mount Vernon we moved also lived in Yonkers, rented. Near the Cross County shopping area. Either way you will pay to much for housing, and taxes. We then moved up to Dutchess (town of Poughkeepsie) and the home we got for the money the taxes are low, and great area, hop on the train and 45min or so and your in the city.
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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What are you looking to spend to purchase? Have you seen any 2/3 bedrooms in Mount Vernon that you like?
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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I lived in Mount Vernon we moved also lived in Yonkers, rented. Near the Cross County shopping area. Either way you will pay to much for housing, and taxes. We then moved up to Dutchess (town of Poughkeepsie) and the home we got for the money the taxes are low, and great area, hop on the train and 45min or so and your in the city.
is it?
I was apartment hunting online and came across a good one I said i'd check into, but its in Poughkeepsie, but my mum lives in Mt. Vernon..
How long does it actually take to get from there to Mt. Vernon by train then?
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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Thats odd. All of the MetroNorth trains that I'm aware of take 90-105 minutes to get into Grand Central from Poughkeepsie and costs between $12.75-$17.00 each way. Which train gets into the city from Poughkeepside in 45 minutes? Does Amtrak run it?
There is no train getting into NYC from Poughkeepsie in 45 min. I grew up in Mt. Kisco and that train takes an hour, and is way closer to NYC than Poughkeepsie.
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