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Old 02-25-2007, 01:35 AM
 
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My brother lives in the Crestwood section of Yonkers. It's lovely but his kids go to Catholic school. There are NO decent public schools in Yonkers. Also, if the city decides to put a housing project in your neighborhood, you can't do anything about it. There goes your equity.

Take a serious look at Eastchester. It's not as expensive as Scarsdale or Bronxville, not as snobby either, and the schools are great. Yeah, property taxes will make you gag but anywhere in Westchester is like that. My other brother lives there with his family and they have a great life - typical comfortable, middle class. The kids went through the schools and have done very well.

Not a glamorous town but then again, neither is Yonkers. In fact you will never see the words 'Yonkers' and 'glamorous' in the same sentence.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:21 AM
 
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My brother lives in the Crestwood section of Yonkers. It's lovely but his kids go to Catholic school. There are NO decent public schools in Yonkers. Also, if the city decides to put a housing project in your neighborhood, you can't do anything about it. There goes your equity.

Take a serious look at Eastchester. It's not as expensive as Scarsdale or Bronxville, not as snobby either, and the schools are great. Yeah, property taxes will make you gag but anywhere in Westchester is like that. My other brother lives there with his family and they have a great life - typical comfortable, middle class. The kids went through the schools and have done very well.

Not a glamorous town but then again, neither is Yonkers. In fact you will never see the words 'Yonkers' and 'glamorous' in the same sentence.
Yes, but these days you will never see the words 'middle class' & 'westchester' in the same sentence at least these days when 'starter homes' start at only $700,000 or so even with this so called slow real estate market.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm a parent in Yonkers... yes the public schools absolutely SUCK! There are a few Blue ribbon schools... ( Pearls - requires a entry exam (k-8) Museum Jr. HS, and Saunders Tech H.S, Bill Gates has also given a great to open a gifted HS in the city) These schools of course are hard to get into, and having your child in a great preschool program is a terrific start to prepping them for entry exams......the other alternitive is the Parochial schools....there are lots of good ones- Sacred Heart ( elementary & H.S.), Christ the King, St Anthony's, ... many more My suggestion is to do what great parents are supposed to do... research. I really don't think you should for go the city because of this...there are great areas, (skip sw yonkers until the waterfront rejuvination is complete- i'm from there and i don't even go there since i moved to another area 8 years ago) but definately consider it... the pricing of homes are in your range and i think you'll be happy! Close to the city, shopping, movies evrything-- still city feel in the suburbs!

Best of Luck!
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