Mic, Home Buyer in 10605

Recommendation for towns in Westchester NY or Connecticut

Asked by Mic, 10605 Tue Sep 18, 2007

Looking for a house in either Westchester or Connecticut, easy commute to Tarrytown, low taxes, good school system, large lot and newer houses, around 1.8 mil. Any recommendations for the towns? Thank you.

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HI! Tarrytown is easily accessible from many Westchester towns.... Larchmont, Rye, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Harrison and White Plains being amongst them.. However, that list is somewhat narrowed down by taxes... White Plains - having more industry does boast lower taxes. Harrison also as a rule has lower taxes... With regard to schools, since every child has different needs, could I possibly direct your to my website where you can access Schoolreports.com. Does your child have learning differences, like sports, like the arts? All of these questions cannot be answered by good/bad schools but by a child's needs. I always recommend that parents interview schools prior to moving into a district. Also. If you would like to have a good knowledgeable agent in either the Harrison or White Plains area, please feel free to contact me, and I will direct you accordingly. Also remember that School taxes might be high in some areas, but it is money well spent in educating our children! Happy Holidays! Gay
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 22, 2007
Easy commute to Tarrytown can be found off the 117 corridor to Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville, stretching up to Chappaqua or over to parts of Mount Pleasant.

In terms of lower taxes and what you're seeking in terms of newer home construction, I find myself directing families to Armonk -- only 25 minutes from Tarrytown.

As for schools, the following link to School Reports should provide you with some helpful information -- http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/schools.html
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 26, 2007
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2007
Dear Mic: Firstly, I would suggest you interview the school districts. Every child has different needs, and you do not want to find the perfect house, perfect locale... and then discover that the school district isn't right for your child. For instance, does your child have learning differences? is artistically inclined, fares better in smaller class settings? All important questions, and ones you should look into before you start searching. You then need to decide what it is you REALLY want. $1.8 sounds wonderful and could encompass many things... I have clients willing to spend $1.8 but first started looking at $3 Million dollar homes until we had a discussion on same. I would suggest you do your homework first - agents aren't allowed to tell you which schools they feel are better than another based on fair housing laws and those answers could be misconstrued. There are many websites that can give you school stats - http://schoolmatters.com. SInce larger shool districts also include all of their various departments int heir overall stats - thus giving seemingly wrong data, is another reason to interview the school districts though. Then find an agent who is patient, has knowledge, and one who is willing to spend the time with you on your wonderful search. Good luck - the process can be daunting but can also be rewarding and great fun! Gay
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I AM LOOKING A RANCH HOUSE FOR MY MOTHER IN NYC STATEN ISLAND OR UPSTATE NY WERE COULD I FOUND A LOW COST FORECLOSURE?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 4, 2010
Why not take the time and explore Westchester and Connecticut and familiarize yourself with what each has to offer; visit a few towns; check out what is important to you, dine at a local eatery, look at the shopping, parks, etc and take it from there; you'll be glad you did and thank yourself later.

Anna
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 7, 2009
I am one of the top agents servicing Westchester county. Yorktown is only a 20 minute commute from Tarrytown and anywhere south of Yorktown (Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua, Millwood) would be an easy commute, especially if the town is close to the saw mill parkway. Please visit my website at http://www.nyhometeam.prudentialrand.com and feel free to call my cell phone with any questions! (914) 275-5988
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 15, 2008
You can try the border towns such as Dobbs Ferry, (I used to reside there), Ardsley, Irvington and Hastings. The schools in all those towns are excellent. If taxes are an issue you might want to look in Armonk, or North Stamford Ct. ( 30-40mins to Tarrytown) I deal with a great Realtor in Stamford that specializes in that area. Feel free to give me a call
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Hello Mic,

My wife and I are relocating in May to Southern California - due to my new job. We've enjoyed living in the Half Moon Bay community in Croton on Hudson (right on the water) and know the schools in this district are good. Croton is about 15-20min down 9 to Tarrytown.

We are selling our townhome at HMB, feel free to check it out. We are next to the Croton-Harmon train station with a 40min commute to NYC. Very convenient.

http://www.philipmoffett.com/p169156524/

Good luck with your search!
Philip
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 28, 2008
Mic,

I was born and raised in Westchester County so I would be glad to help. Most of the county has fairly high taxes especially the ones with the better school districts. Pleasantville might be a good place for you to look. It is close to the taconic, quiet, with decent schools. I do have a lot of brand new pre-foreclosures in Westchester county if you are interested. Contact me for more info!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 19, 2007
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