Co-op City in the Northeast Bronx - 6/8/2006
Our family has lived here for 18 yrs. This community consist of 35 sky scrapers,55,000 cooperators. Playgrounds,3 interior shopping centers and 2 exterior. The public schools need improvement(six), many private ones available by bus.This is a area that is congested by alot of traffic, next to I-95. Subsidized by state, so very affordable. About $22,000 for equity Approx. $1000 for 3 bdrm apt rent. High ceilings, lg rms,laundryrm discount.elec&gas,airconditing included. most maint included. Substidized & sevices for elderly and good for handicapped These Asso.on site. Medical throughout comm. Community Newspapers wkly. If you are just starting out this place is ok,crime is a concern. There isn't enough consideration for our youth. Daycare is available,After school, and summer camps for a price.
Not enough services for teens.Public Trans bus $2.00, free transfere to subway.Express bus $7.oneway to Manhattan. Orchard Beach 20min away by car or bus. Nice parks in general area, Movie house,etc. We were planning to move out as soon as my husband retires, but after writting this I wonder if we should. But seriously, there are many concerns with this place, such as many, always ongoing repairs and endless promises for improvements. I hope this helps someone.[more...]
Rockland County Real Estate - 4/30/2006
A vibrant, young population with a median age of 34, Rockland's communities have a small-town ambience with tree-lined streets, boutiques and antique shops, well-laid out residential developments of single-family homes and turn-of-the-century Victorian homes along the river. The five towns of Orangetown, Clarkstown, Ramapo, Haverstraw and Stony Point are broken up into numerous hamlets and villages each with its own distinctive flair - from New City, the county seat; to the river towns of Nyack, Piermont, Grandview and Haverstraw; and the more rural areas of Suffern, Pomona and Stony Point. Rockland County is the 'affordable' suburb to Manhattan with sought after schools!