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Old 10-16-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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Hi! I saw this thread with I read with interest. We are about to move for a job opportunity. My husband will likely be based somewhere near Paramus, NJ. Yet when we visited we fell in love with Rye. Comin from Raleigh, NC where everything as suburban sprawl it was so amazing to us to see the beutiful town with everything....shops, library, arts center, schools etc within a walkable area. We also saw that a children's museum is opening on the waterfront!!!

We have two children 2 years and a first grader. We love our private school here for its warm nurturing environment. They are academically rigorous but make learning fun! It will be hard to give up!

My questions/concerns are .....Is Rye a horrible commute to northern NJ? I've been told it's against the traffic? Second, is Rye a friendly town? Are the people in general more wealthy and down to earth types or more wealthy and wear it on your sleeve types? Finally, are the schools fantastic or stressful and neurotically competetive on an elementary level.

Are there other communities I would be better of looking in to? We are very down to earth people. We want a good town with a walkable core and a strong sense of community.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! I'm going up there in a week to look around Westchester and Bergen county! Thanks!
Rye is a great town with great schools. It is a wealthy town, but not ostentatious. Schools are probably a bit competitive, as are most top notch Westchester schools. It has a great walkable downtown, about 35 minute train ride to Grand Central and beaches.

With no traffic- Paramus is about 30-35 minute drive- and yes- you would be going against the traffic.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:10 AM
 
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Default Small town with warm community

Check out Pelham.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:18 PM
 
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I liked your post. I live in AZ and the schools here do the same. It is called teaching to the test. It is interesting too how they all seem to get such "wonderful" grades isn't it?
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:29 PM
 
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My great uncle told me many years ago that the I M moved into the area, I guess it is true. I am referring to the comment about Joe 's
activities there.
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