Safe and affordable neighborhoods in NY for commuting to NYC.

Asked by sagoglia, New York Sat Oct 26, 2013

I am looking for find some safe and affordable neighborhoods that are within 45 minutes of NYC. I would like to stay in New York. Thank you for the help!

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pvijeh, , New York, NY
Sat Oct 26, 2013
It depends on what you mean by safe and affordable. These are pretty relative terms. That being said- relative to other large cities in the world, or in the US, most of NYC is quite safe.

However, relative to most other cities, it is also quite affordable.

It would be better if you told us more about your budget- however, in the meantime

here are some suggestions:…

This article covers safety of different neighborhoods:

Hope that helps.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sat Oct 26, 2013
Much will depend on your budget, if interested in the Queens or Western Nassau County check When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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John Peitler, Agent, NY,
Mon Oct 28, 2013
Please contact me for assistance. My name is Dennis and I can be reached at 212-714-1027 ext 12. Thank you and good luck.
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Elizabeth Lo…, Agent,
Mon Oct 28, 2013
Downtown Jersey City it's about a 10 to 20 minute commute depending on where you are trying to get to in the city and yes, the trains run all night long. I'm licensed in both New York and New Jersey.

Elizabeth Logan
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
917-392-0291 (cell)
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Joseph Hasti…, Agent, Bayside, NY
Sun Oct 27, 2013
So now you are aware that NYS licensees cannot directly comment on 'safe' neighborhoods as that has to potential to be considered discriminatory. it's all relative anyway. Mr.Dawson had it right on pricing also. it's all relative.

Ask yourself what neighborhoods you know and like. Is it the upper east side or Brooklyn heights. Perhaps Forest Hills or Long Island City in Queens. You may have more options that you're aware of. Are schools important? how about public transportation, shopping? there are many aspects to a neighborhood.

I would think you've been looking online at property. pick a loaction and go look at some places already. Good luck.
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Janet Nation,…, Agent, Baldwin, NY
Sat Oct 26, 2013
Safe and affordable is subjective. We unfortunately cannot comment on safe, we're not the police department and we are also not allowed to "steer" buyers in any one particular location it's a violation of our laws. Think about where you might want to live and then inquire to see if the prices fall within your budget. Good luck.
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Tom Dawson, Agent, New York, NY
Sat Oct 26, 2013
My apology. My numbers relate to the rental market but the same idea is true if you are buying. Just make the figures 200, 000 and 10 million
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Christian Mo…, Agent, Rockville Centre, NY
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Have you considered Long Island (Nassau County). The county itself has great school districts and it is an easy commute to NYC. You can reach me at any time I would be happy to help you.

Thank you,
Christian Monge
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allan erps,A…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Rockland County has some amazing possibilities for you with great transportation via Train or Bus + affordable homes(great value), 2 Malls & plenty of things to do(parks & recreation areas). Drop me a line at to discuss your situation. Allan
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Tom Dawson, Agent, New York, NY
Sat Oct 26, 2013
What does "affordable" mean to you? For some that might be $2000 or less while for someone else that could mean $10000 or more. Any broker will need a lot more info to help but a price point is a good place to start.
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