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Old 10-04-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Hi everyone! I just took a trip on Friday to look at some homes in Purdys/Somers - and I really liked the area. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about parking and whatnot at the Purdys train station. A couple of the houses I'm looking at are actually with in walking distance - but I was wondering if there was a waiting list for parking, how much it is, and if there are alternative places to park and what that cost would be. I'd appreciate any help! On another note - if anyone has anything to offer about the commute to NYC by driving - that would also be helpful! We would be commuting to NYC 5 or 6 days a week - I would mostly likely be going into the city very early in the morning and my husband would be going into the city in the evening. Thank you!
-Heather
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Hi everyone! I just took a trip on Friday to look at some homes in Purdys/Somers - and I really liked the area. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about parking and whatnot at the Purdys train station. A couple of the houses I'm looking at are actually with in walking distance - but I was wondering if there was a waiting list for parking, how much it is, and if there are alternative places to park and what that cost would be. I'd appreciate any help! On another note - if anyone has anything to offer about the commute to NYC by driving - that would also be helpful! We would be commuting to NYC 5 or 6 days a week - I would mostly likely be going into the city very early in the morning and my husband would be going into the city in the evening. Thank you!
-Heather
I can only comment on the commuting aspect. There are doubtless people with longer or worse commutes than Purdys (daily TZ bridge comes to mind), but driving 5-6 days per week would be a very wearying slog. You're talking about 50 miles or so to midtown, 1 hour under the very best of circumstances. The 1 hour is only possible if you adopt the the habit of driving 80+ mph down I-684 (don't worry, you'll have lots of company) AND don't hit any traffic at all. That's a lot of time in car. I guess the upside is having relatively fresh cars, since you're talking about 27,000 miles per year. Even if you get 150,000 miles out of a car, that's only 5 or 6 years, tops.

Given how easy the train is I can't imagine driving. You can sleep, work, or whatever. Driving is 100% downtime.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Thank you! Yeah - I think I would most likely be taking the train more than driving. I don't mind the commute on the train.
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