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Old 07-01-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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Currently, my wife and I reside in Astoria but we're looking to move to Westchester at the end of this year and so, I would like some general suggestions on where to start looking to rent an apartment. Our combined income is a little short of 90k. I work in Murray Hill while my wife works in White Plains. And I will list the oft-repeated requirements - neighborhood should be clean and safe. We're looking to shell $1,700-$1800 for a 2 bedroom apartment. Do you guys think WP, Tuckahoe, Mamaroneck, etc., are feasible options for us? Any advise is welcome.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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Yes it is possible in all three places, but in Mamaroneck and Tuckahoe there will be slim pickings there are maybe two or three 2 bedroom apartments in a multi-family building in this price range. You can get a 1 bedroom for that price in some co-op apartment buildings perhaps, but not a 2 bedroom. ...craigslist for by owner rentals.

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Old 07-01-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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How about Eastchester and Hartsdale? They are also nearby, perhaps you should consider these too?
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Ekulu, thanks for your help. I was also going to consider Hartsdale because of the proximity to the Metro North (which I will be using in order to get to work). But, as far as I know, there is no Metro-North service from Eastchester. Is there any other mode of public transportation I can use from Eastchester to the city?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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A 2BR in lower Westchester could be difficult at around $1800 a month, especially in Tuckahoe, Bronxville, and Scarsdale. It's not an impossible task, but it could be more challenging, since that is close to the price of a 1BR in much of this area. Hartsdale and White Plains might offer a bit more, but not too much more. Around White Plains, however, be careful about Port Chester, as some sections are decent neighborhoods and others not as desireable. Mamaroneck offers some choices, and you might find a 2BR apartment in a multi-family house. There are some apartments off Midland Avenue, that straddles the Yonkers-Bronxville line and some of those might be a little over $1800 for a 2BR and offer proximity to Metro North.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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Ekulu, thanks for your help. I was also going to consider Hartsdale because of the proximity to the Metro North (which I will be using in order to get to work). But, as far as I know, there is no Metro-North service from Eastchester. Is there any other mode of public transportation I can use from Eastchester to the city?
The metro north stations convenient to Eastchester are Crestwood and Tuckahoe, however you need to live within walking distance since you can't park at Tuckahoe station unless you are resident of the village and not sure about details regarding Crestwood but the station parking situation in Eastchester is very bad.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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A 2BR in lower Westchester could be difficult at around $1800 a month, especially in Tuckahoe, Bronxville, and Scarsdale. It's not an impossible task, but it could be more challenging, since that is close to the price of a 1BR in much of this area. Hartsdale and White Plains might offer a bit more, but not too much more. Around White Plains, however, be careful about Port Chester, as some sections are decent neighborhoods and others not as desireable. Mamaroneck offers some choices, and you might find a 2BR apartment in a multi-family house. There are some apartments off Midland Avenue, that straddles the Yonkers-Bronxville line and some of those might be a little over $1800 for a 2BR and offer proximity to Metro North.
Tuckahoe and Mamaroneck with regards to 2 bedroom rentals are the same about 2 or 3 appts in that price range on the market in that price range and these are in multi families. This is very typical.

Bronxville (I am referring to Bronxville village/school district and not Bronxville Postal Address/Eastchester, Tuckahoe or Yonkers schools) and Scarsdale (Scarsdale village/school district, again not Scarsdale PO, Eastchester or Yonkers schools) are of course in a league of their own and I don't believe you will get anything good in that price range and if you ever do it will be in a multifamily as well and not as good as the ones in Mamaroneck and Tuckahoe for the same money.

You should of course be able to find something for this range and much much less in Yonkers (Yonkers Schools) but again that is in a totally different league not on par with Tuckahoe or Mamaroneck and definitely not Bronxville or Scarsdale.

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Old 07-08-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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Why not consider living in White Plains? It meets all of your requirements, and has some great rental stock.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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I actually want to live in WP but I fear the prices, for apartments near the Metro-North, are not in our range. I'm also looking at Tarrytown now. What do you guys think about this town?
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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There are some merits to Tarrytown, that's for sure, and it has come a long way in the last few years. The commute is reasonable; to the city, Tarrytown has local and express trains, and to White Plains, there's the option of taking Tarrytown Road (119) which can be easier than 287, save for the traffic lights. Tarrytown offers river proximity, which is nice for the views and recreational opportunities, and there are a good number of restaurants and cafes in its downtown, and a decent selection of housing. The river towns tend to be frendlier and less formal than other Westchester towns, and since schools are not a concern and you're considering a rental, that opens up a lot more.
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