Hope that helps, the 1 hour commute makes Mahopac very convenient.
The town is quiet but it is a stress to get to places with out a car. It is sure time to update. We are sorry we brought here. Plus we are parents and the town has no real recreation activities for it's kids the Sycamore Park only has programs during the week for stay at home parents, so, if you plan on doing somthing recreational with your children or want your child to have an after school exprience this is not the town unless your have a lot of money for their over priced day care programs. You couldn't get any teenager to want to go to. If your child is all sports this is the place. I watch a lot of boared teenagers in this town and I hear thier complaints.
1 - I drive to Commuter Lot next to town hall in Yorktown Heights.
2 - Cross street and take #10 Bee Line bus to Croton Harmon Station (15-20 minute ride)
Thats it. Leaves you in front of station steps and the cost is minimal and VERY dependable. BTW- parking in Croton is now $8.00 per day. It costs about an extra 50-60 bucks when you buy the Uniticket Train Pass.
Check this web site for details on the route. http://www.westchestergov.com/beelinebus/timetables.htm and look at 10 Croton Commuter. Good luck
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You have a very understanding girlfriend if she's considering a train ride of more than 70 mins which will mean probably 100+ min commute. Look for stations with lots of metered spots, you can usually find spots at meters if you're in the early rush hour without much problem in southern westchester. I'd assume northern is similar but others could comment better.
You should also consider the Brewster area. Property taxes are probably the lowest in Putnam County and there is parking for over 1,700 cars between the two train stations.
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Man, they really have to figure something out for commuters up in this area. Not being able to park at the train station(s) is a big problem with no clear solution in sight.
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You are correct about the parking situation at the Croton Falls train station. It is congested and there are not shuttle buses to the station. An alternate train would be the Peekskill station, but that would require an additional 20 minutes by car on Route 6 west just to the train - and is a 60 minute train ride. The train from CF is a 76 minute ride. Mahopac will have a better price point in housing than Katonah. A second alternative, if you are not commited to Mahopac right now is Somers and from the Golden's Bridge Station is 63 minutes. Again, you are now in Westchester and you possibley will get less. To my understanding, the permit issue is going on at almost all train stations. Perhaps, Metro-North can be very up front with you and say where your best shot is at and then you can work out from there, because it sounds like accessibility to a train is very important to you for commuting. Also, on the other end of the spectrum, Pawling in Dutchess county is a very quaint town w/ many options with in walking distance to the train and town. However, it's a 98 minute ride. Please go to the web site attached and take a look around.
Look at the local fall market report for 2007 on this link as well. It lists townships within an area.
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