My husband has been offered a job in White Plains. We currently live in North Carolina and know nothing about the area. Things are moving quickly and I need some advice from locals about where to live.
A few things about us. We’re in our early 40s and have no children. A main motivation for taking this position, and leaving the beach community that we love, would be easy access to NYC. We don’t want to live in the city (too much culture shock, I fear) but want to be able to easily access it. We like to eat at local (not chain) restaurants, go to bars and see live music, and are both athletic. I want to be able to walk around by myself and feel safe.
Right now I work from home and he drives about five minutes to his office. So I’m not sure about an hour-long (or longer!) commute.
We’re not sure how long we’ll be in the area (perhaps just a couple of years), so the two of us, along with our two Golden Retrievers, might be renting a home.
So, what areas should we consider? I’ve looked at White Plains, Greenwich, Stamford. Not sure about the commute times to White Plains from CT. Really unsure about all of this!!!
Thanks so much for your help!