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Old 06-23-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Hi all. I'm considering a move to the NYC area for a job in Manhattan. While I can afford to rent in Manhattan, I will want to buy a home within the next year, and so part of my decision-making will include figuring out where I'll ultimately want to live. I know that I can't afford to buy a home in Manhattan and will have to look in the surrounding areas (Westchester, Brooklyn, NJ...). Considering Westchester as an option, I'm wondering how happy I'll be there as a single 40-something. And how it would compare to other areas. Does anyone have any insight into where the single 40-somethings with no children live? Any feedback is much appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Riverdale (Bronx),NY
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Default possibility in Westchester

Maybe look at the towns (Ardsley, Hastings on Hudson, etc. up to Tarrytown). I am not 100% but having worked in Irvington before I knew some people who were single and love living there. People are very nice in that area. To me they seem inclusive of all...HTH

link:Historic River Towns of Westchester County, New York - Home Page (http://www.hudsonriver.com/rivertowns/ - broken link) (please don't be turn off by the dated pics!)

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Aside: Brooklyn is good too but I lived there when going to Pratt and sections like Park Slope, etc. seemed a little more family oriented, e.g. a lot of mom and baby strollers . Others who live there can probably give you a better assessment.

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Old 06-23-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Thanks global_gal!! I'll check out those areas.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Off the river in Westchester, you might like Bronxville and Tuckahoe as they offer nice village character and easy commutes to Manhattan. I would also consider looking in Riverdale, which is a section of the Bronx, on the Hudson below Yonkers as it's an historic area that combines the city feel with a suburban environment while being within NYC. Park Slope is very family-oriented and you don't get too much for the money in the better areas of Brooklyn these days, compared to what you can get in the closer-in suburbs. And, it seems to me, from the people I know in Park Slope, and who have lived there previously, that it's a great place for starting a family before moving to Westchester when it's time for the children to go to school.
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