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General Area in Yonkers : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 8, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former realtor and life long Yonkers area resident. The Lincoln Park area is OK but if you intend to live in Westchester, you will need to learn that your budget has to take priority over safety. Will you be renting or buying? Yonkers is cheaper than nearby towns and villages so you can get more for your money. On the flip side, the crime rate is higher in Yonkers than nearby towns and villages except for Mount Vernon. Because of the higher crime rate and low rated schools, this explains why housing is cheaper in Yonkers and Mount Vernon.

If you are on a limited budget, try New Rochelle first. Look at housing in 10801 and 10805. The crime rate is lower and the public schools are much better. Also instead of Lincoln Park, try north Yonkers (above Lake Ave.) The crime rate is lower at least.

If you can afford a higher budget, look in Mamaroneck, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, White Plains and Hartsdale.
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Sun Jun 12, 2016
zio2usa asked:
Is Yonkers NY crime statistics accurate on your map, and where do you get the statistics from?
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
Michael Levy answered:
Hi Drew,
Yonkers was just named the "hippest town" in the Hudson Valley by a poll held on lohud.com. The town has recently invested heavily in the arts, and as a result, there is a growing art community in Yonkers now. Please contact me know if you have any more questions.
Michael Levy
Principal Broker at Grand Lux Realty
914-273-9688
Grandluxrealty.com
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Fri Nov 21, 2014
June Treacy answered:
My residence is in the Bryn Mawr area. I have answered this question, please read below.

June Treacy, Associated Broker, Double C Realty.
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Tue Mar 8, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging; check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached. ... more
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
Carolyn Nisita-Top Producer answered:
Realtors have the best results, but you can try Craigs List and of course local papers. Also try used car and new car dealers. You may have to contact them in person. The may need the storage space. ... more
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
Robin Lynch answered:
Hi Annikanm,

Below please find some good articles about living in various neighborhoods in Yonkers from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/18/realestate/18LIVI.html?_r=1&scp=9&sq=yonkers&st=nyt

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/realestate/09livi.html?scp=10&sq=yonkers&st=nyt

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/26/realestate/if-you-re-thinking-living-crestwood-ny-yonkers-area-with-small-town-feeling.html?scp=30&sq=yonkers&st=nyt

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/17/realestate/if-you-re-thinking-living-runyon-heights-yonkers-dead-end-signs-recall-bitter.html?scp=33&sq=yonkers&st=nyt

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/21/realestate/if-you-re-thinking-of-living-in-cedar-knolls-a-landmark-subdivision-in-yonkers.html?scp=70&sq=yonkers&st=nyt

Robin Lynch
Keller Williams Realty Group
914-315-6182
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate answer, absolutely check with the local police department; explain your concerns and ask as many questions as needed in order for you to make your own determination.


Anna
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Candace Evans answered:
If you can wait a couple of weeks, there will be a Third Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at the Chema Center located at 435 Riverdale Avenue at 7:30 pm. You can find out the latest crime stats and there will be plenty of Park Hill neighbors to question about their opinions about schools, etc. Park Hill is a wonderful community! Hope to see you there. ... more
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Wed Jul 30, 2008
Peter A Harris answered:
The amount of tax is quite small and is likely less then you are paying in NYC resident taxes. In my real estate practice it has never dissuaded anyone from moving to Yonkers. Best of luck! ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2008
Ruthmarie Hicks answered:
You also might want to consider areas nearby along Broadway and the like. The waterfront area has a way to go and some neighboring areas are stable and not being turned inside out. The revitalization will lift those boats as well and you can still get splendid view s of the Hudson ... more
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