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Old 08-01-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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Larchmont without a doubt! It is very cosmopolitan, most people work in the city, about a 35 minute train ride to GC and a large percentage of immigrants- mostly European. Obviously- the closer you live to the city- the less house and pretty much no land-BUT people walk and ride bikes everywhere in Larchmont- so not much need for a large yard. Also- amazing restaurants. Good Luck!
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Are you sure you were in the town center of Scarsdale? What is it that you didn't like about it? I think that it has a great "nice town feel". Regardless of what I or anybody else thinks about Scarsdale in general, I'm pretty sure most people would agree that it has a pretty nice little village center.
Beautiful downtown architecturally, but loaded with chi chi shops that most people probably have no need for. And other than the ice cream parlor, the village shuts down at 6PM.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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did you try rye?
great schools, local kids' programs, cute village, beach and playland, access to 95, 287, hutch/merrit, 684.
it's safe, convenient has almost too many restaurants and is family friendly -just not too "personally" friendly ----- making friends is hard to do when you don't have kids --- but that's not your case.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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When living in europe I was horrified by a certain common (though by no means universal) American expat mentality that revealed itself by traveling huge distances for peanut butter and complaining bitterly that it wasn't widely available. My advice was forget peanut butter, adjust to where they were and eat local. These guys should never have left the states.

Sounds like your situation is similar. You're not ready to move. Even in NYC a combined income of $1mio is substantial and you're going to be able to live a pretty reasonable lifestyle. You'll miss the stuff you like about the city and that will block you from discovering what's good in the 'burbs.

Stay put until the noise/crowds/social scene or something else impels you seek the change so you can embrace it.
Thanks for the advice, we are actually still in the city and undecided. Our kids are in preschools, different for each as they have very different personalities and preferences. Our nanny is just a few blocks away from their other activities, and if I walk home it takes me 30 minutes. So we still haven't moved!

That said, we keep looking and thinking about it, and although we haven't grown out of our apartment just yet, some extra room and a nice large backyard would be nice. Thanks everyone for the answers, I really appreciate it! I will keep lurking around the posts for now =)
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