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If You're Thinking of Living in ...All About 115 Great Neighborhoods in and Around New York Paperback – February 2, 1999
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For many people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times is the first part of the newspaper they read each week. This book is drawn from one of the most popular features in that widely read section, "If You're Thinking of Living In . . ." Every week, the column gives a detailed snapshot of a suburban community in the tri-state area or a metropolitan neighborhood in New York City, enabling readers to clearly understand a new area and decide if it might be the right place for them to live.
Now, these columns have been updated and edited into a valuable guidebook for anyone planning a move into the tri-state area or already living in the region and considering a move to another community, as well as for browsers who just enjoy this popular and informative feature.
Will acquaint you with 115 metropolitan neighborhoods and suburban communities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Consists of illuminating profiles on each locale, including safety, housing, schools, transportation, cultural and recreational facilities, and quality of life
Includes at-a-glance reference boxes that list such valuable data as median income of a community; median price of a single-family home, co-op, or condo; midrange rental rates; and commuting times and costs
Highlights which communities have the strongest school districts
Educates prospective home buyers on assessing the investment opportunities of purchasing real estate
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Top Customer Reviews
Well the New York Times has compiled a book of essays about the area's best communities to live in, which should make the job of choosing the right neighborhood much more easier. "If You're Thinking..." provides plenty of statistical and residential information that will prove helpful to anyone looking for new communities in the city. Although the book is very outdated when it comes to rents (a 2 bedroom in story has shot up to $1,200 in 1999) and the author doesn't really cover the recent changes in the ethnic compositions of some neighborhoods (Astoria, Queens is becoming heavily Brazilian, Colombian, and Mexican; Riverdale in the Bronx has seen a huge influx of Dominican immigrants; Inwood in Manhattan has also a huge Dominican population; etc..).
Overall this is a good book to review your choices before moving to the area, however I feel that an updated version is needed in the market. If you want to check out updated neighborhood information, then search on the web, however read this book to get a good picture of life in the suburbs (most of the info in the book is still up-to-date).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book provides a wonderful overview of New York City and gives honest information regarding living choices. Read morePublished on September 19, 2008 by H. Gold
2007 is listed as the pub date for this kindle edition, but it's actually an electronic version of a 1998 book. When you read the sample, you discover that prices, etc. Read morePublished on March 6, 2008 by Sandra Wilde
Book published in 1999, and is in ***serious*** need of updating. NY real estate has transformed immensely in the last 7 years (as have most major cities in the US). Read morePublished on February 3, 2007 by melville
I was surprised to find out that areas I thought should be in this guide were not and that areas I wouldn't consider "around New York" were. Read morePublished on January 5, 2005 by Tookie Bean
For all New Yorkers anticipating moving to the suburbs and for all out-of-towenrs anticipating moving in the city or in the metropolitan area -- this is an excellent guide to some... Read morePublished on October 14, 2003 by Anton