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Old 08-24-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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We currently live in the Bay Area (CA)....I have a job opportunity in NYC so we are considering moving. My partner and I are in our 40s and have two small children. We live in a fairly affluent area (Marin County), with great schools, wonderful parks, a welcoming church, and seemingly everything a family would want...including a very inclusive, accepting, non-homophobic (for the most part) community of parents, teachers, neighbors. We're not alone here.

We are looking for all of these same characteristics in some cute little town with tree-lined streets, under :45 commute (hopefully less) by train to Manhattan. I've been to various areas of Westchester Cty through the years and it looks wonderful and schools sound great; my concern there is that some of the postings suggest it wouldn't be welcoming of a two-mommy family...true? Any suggestions (other than to not move)....this lingering concern about being on friendly turf here and less friendly turf there may just keep us here... thanks!
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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Generally speaking, the River side of Westchester tends to be more liberal than the rest of Westchester, having many more non-traditional people than are found in other areas of the county, including many artists and other non-conventional types. Depending upon what you want to spend for a house, you can likely find something in Croton, Hastings, Ardsley, or Irvington that would suit your family. Irvington can be a little stuffier than other areas, but it's an old money town. Commutes are pretty easy from these locations, on the Hudson Line trains to Grand Central Terminal and are under 45 minutes.

Also, I honestly think that you'd have less of an issue being a two-mommy family than if you were a two-daddy family, but most people in Westchester are pretty sophisticated, and the important thing is that you have children, sicne the towns and social networks in many places are driven by the schools.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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Thanks so much bmw-guy....I'm headed to NYC in a couple of weeks and will spend a day along the river!
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Spring Valley, NY
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We currently live in the Bay Area (CA)....I have a job opportunity in NYC so we are considering moving. My partner and I are in our 40s and have two small children. We live in a fairly affluent area (Marin County), with great schools, wonderful parks, a welcoming church, and seemingly everything a family would want...including a very inclusive, accepting, non-homophobic (for the most part) community of parents, teachers, neighbors. We're not alone here.

We are looking for all of these same characteristics in some cute little town with tree-lined streets, under :45 commute (hopefully less) by train to Manhattan. I've been to various areas of Westchester Cty through the years and it looks wonderful and schools sound great; my concern there is that some of the postings suggest it wouldn't be welcoming of a two-mommy family...true? Any suggestions (other than to not move)....this lingering concern about being on friendly turf here and less friendly turf there may just keep us here... thanks!
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Try Nyack NY or Piermont NY.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Thanks so much bmw-guy....I'm headed to NYC in a couple of weeks and will spend a day along the river!
You're welcome! Just be careful, as you might never want to leave. Have a great trip.
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