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I'm in Westcheste County & a former realtor. I have sold homes in the Bronx as well as lived there for 13 years. Do NOT move to the Grand Concourse or Mott Haven. My suggestions as follows:
You will be much happier, safer & better off buying a 2 or 3 bedroom co-op or condo instead of a house. Some safe, decent areas to live in: along Pelham Parkway, Throgs Neck, Riverdale all in the Bronx with easy access to busses & subway lines. In Westchester, look into Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, White Plains. All have easy access to busses and walking distance to Metro North stations. Some busses go into the Bronx.
At $430K your budget is too low for a single family house in most places. There are single family houses available for $430K and less but they are located in low income neighborhoods and high crime areas so it's not worth it.... more
Hello, I am currently searching for a 1-2 bedroom apartment in the Bronx for myself and my son. I am employed and also have the Enhanced One Shot Deal. This program will cover Broker's fee, Security Deposit and up to Four Months rent. I have been searching for a couple of months now with no luck. If you can assist in anyway, please contact me .... email@example.com. I would greatly appreciate any bit of info. Have a Great day All.... more
I'm a former realtor in Westchester and at least I can tell you about the different school districts without violating Fair Housing Laws.
Avoid Yonkers period. The Yonkers school district is a mess and horrible. They have had financial problems for decades, low test scores and students are bussed. Need I say more? If you work in the Bronx, you need to live in New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Hastings on Hudson, Dobbs Ferry or White Plains. All of these towns have decent school districts and reasonable priced homes. The other communities are Pelham, Eastchester, Irvington and Tarrytown. Housing is more expensive but the schools are very good.
If buying a single family house is too expensive, please consider a condo or even a co-op. You can at least live in a top rated school district but you will have to sacrifice on the type of home you can afford. Remember property taxes are high but for the most part, it's worth it because the schools are great.
As for Mount Vernon, avoid that also. It's mostly low income and the schools are not good.... more