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Old 10-25-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Hello, My name is: James, and my wife and I are relocating to the New York area. I am black and my wife is asian-Indian Thai. What would be the best place to move for inter-racially married couple? I we were thinking about Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, are whatever would be best for us. I'm a young 62 yrs old and we've been married for 32 yrs. And I am a Military Veteran. So, what do you think.

James
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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Hello, My name is: James, and my wife and I are relocating to the New York area. I am black and my wife is asian-Indian Thai. What would be the best place to move for inter-racially married couple? I we were thinking about Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, are whatever would be best for us. I'm a young 62 yrs old and we've been married for 32 yrs. And I am a Military Veteran. So, what do you think.

James
You might like White Plains more, as it is a bit more "diverse" and has a nice Downtown. Tuckahoe might be another community to consider.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:02 AM
 
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New Rochelle is great. I would think that any part of Westchester would be fine, though.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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For Mt. Vernon, I would suggest the Fleetwood area. Very diverse area (the rest of the city is almost 100% African-American, with an even split between "American" and immigrants from the Caribbean) and a lot like a more built-up version of Bronxville. Main issue with that area is schools; elementary school is fine but once you get past that most people look to private school or move (the MS and HS are 1 for the entire city), though based on your age, marriage years it doesn't sound like that would be an issue for you so could be a bargain for you housing-wise. Good luck!
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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Default Understanding the geography of "New Yawk"

jbok67, in case you are unfamiliar with the local geography:

What people refer to colloquially as "towns" are actually villages and hamlets, which are within actual towns; and, because villages and hamlets are referred to as "towns", then, many times, the error is compounded when actual towns are referred to as "townships".

Also, many colloquially refer to a "downtown business district" in a hamlet as a "village".

NYS Geographic Glossary may be of some help to you in understanding the geography of "New Yawk".


You can get a fact sheet for any city, village or hamlet in New York by going here American FactFinder and input the name of the city, village or hamlet for "city/town" (leave out the ZIP Code) and New York for "State", and then click "GO".

You'll get a lot of demographic, and some economic, statistics for the city, village or hamlet you selected, and if you click on "Reference map" (it's on the right hand side), you'll get a map.


When you do find a house that you like, you can find out in which community (city, village or CDP) that house is actually located, which is oftentimes different from the community named in that house's mailing address, by using the Census Bureau's online address search function. (CDP or Census Designated Place is the Census Bureau equivalent for a hamlet in "New Yawk".)

And, very importantly, among other things, the Census Bureau's online address search function also indicates in which school district an address is located.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Hi James, I am a Mount Vernon, NY resident of the Fleetwood area and have been my entire life (62 years). 7Wishes is right on target about the area. I am one of those people who chose to send my children to private schools rather than move. I am an apartment dweller and always have been but my home owning friends tell me the school taxes are very high because there are a lot of schools in Mount Vernon. The homes in this area are well kept. If one of these houses were in the neighboring village of Bronxville, it would cost three times as much! Good luck.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:38 AM
 
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I'd pick New Rochelle or White Plains over Mount Vernon. But if you're going to go with Mount Vernon, Fleetwood is the section. The area around Devonia Avenue is very nice. White Plains and New Rochelle have much better schools than Mount Vernon, but I'm guessing that's not a factor.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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I would like to thank all of you for your prompt replies; we have chosen New Rochelle, NY.


Sincerely,


James & Wylee
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