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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #585 on: July 01, 2013, 06:32:32 PM »
Looking to move out of our 1BR in Crown Heights.

We're looking for a 3BR 2BA. Most such units in Crown Heights  appear to be priced above $2500, with a few on the outskirts of the Jewish community pricing in at about 2000 per month.  Some people told us to check out Kew Garden Hills. Are the prices any better there? It's pretty important to us to find a place with a reasonable commute to Grand Central.
What about Teaneck? Monsey too far of a commute?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #586 on: July 01, 2013, 06:33:57 PM »
Right now I'm looking for a place to live in the USA that's not NY or Cali. I hope to visit Houston, Coral Springs and the suburbs of Philly to check them out over the summer. (I know, not the best time to go but I can't travel as easily after the summer).
I haven't noticed anything on those cities in this thread, is there anyone here who has any info? Asking specifically about the Chabad communities.
What do you do for a living?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #587 on: July 01, 2013, 06:39:38 PM »
Looking to move out of our 1BR in Crown Heights.

We're looking for a 3BR 2BA. Most such units in Crown Heights  appear to be priced above $2500, with a few on the outskirts of the Jewish community pricing in at about 2000 per month.  Some people told us to check out Kew Garden Hills. Are the prices any better there? It's pretty important to us to find a place with a reasonable commute to Grand Central.

If you choose KHG, you'll have to take a bus to a train every day to get to GC.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #588 on: July 01, 2013, 06:42:26 PM »
Right now I'm looking for a place to live in the USA that's not NY or Cali. I hope to visit Houston, Coral Springs and the suburbs of Philly to check them out over the summer. (I know, not the best time to go but I can't travel as easily after the summer).
I haven't noticed anything on those cities in this thread, is there anyone here who has any info? Asking specifically about the Chabad communities.
I'm don't know much about the Lubavitch community, but maybe check out Elizabeth
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #589 on: July 01, 2013, 06:44:03 PM »
If you choose KHG, you'll have to take a bus to a train every day to get to GC.
or just an express bus from what I understand, reading the QM1 and QM5 schedule. This is definitely an advantage of Crown Heights where both the 5 and 4 are within 15 minutes walk with express trains to Manhattan every few minutes in the mornings.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #590 on: July 01, 2013, 07:05:04 PM »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #591 on: July 01, 2013, 07:09:22 PM »
Houston and Coral Springs I get if you want warm weather.
But Philly? Doesn't that open up pretty much anywhere in the country? PIT? ORD? CLE? MKE? BWI? etc,
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #592 on: July 01, 2013, 07:19:31 PM »
Each one of those places have their own issues, I don't like the crime in Chicago, pittsburgh is boring and in the middle of nowhere. I'm looking for a place with chabad schools and a decent size chabad community.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #593 on: July 01, 2013, 07:22:59 PM »
Right now I'm looking for a place to live in the USA that's not NY or Cali. I hope to visit Houston, Coral Springs and the suburbs of Philly to check them out over the summer. (I know, not the best time to go but I can't travel as easily after the summer).
I haven't noticed anything on those cities in this thread, is there anyone here who has any info? Asking specifically about the Chabad communities.
My brother in law is moving to Coral Springs in 3 weeks. He's done a lot of research on it. PM me and I can put you in touch with him. He's Chabad.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #594 on: July 01, 2013, 07:24:43 PM »
Each one of those places have their own issues, I don't like the crime in Chicago, pittsburgh is boring and in the middle of nowhere. I'm looking for a place with chabad schools and a decent size chabad community.

If Pittsburgh is the middle of nowhere then where is Huston?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #595 on: July 01, 2013, 07:29:04 PM »
Looking to move out of our 1BR in Crown Heights.

We're looking for a 3BR 2BA. Most such units in Crown Heights  appear to be priced above $2500, with a few on the outskirts of the Jewish community pricing in at about 2000 per month.  Some people told us to check out Kew Garden Hills. Are the prices any better there? It's pretty important to us to find a place with a reasonable commute to Grand Central.
Definitely not looking to buy? There are relatively cheap homes 3 blocks across Eastern parkway on Sterling. It is right near a large assistant living center which adds a feeling and reality of better security on that block.

I know a guy from Cleveland who bought there relatively recently, if you are interested at all.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #596 on: July 01, 2013, 07:29:20 PM »
My brother in law is moving to Coral Springs in 3 weeks. He's done a lot of research on it. PM me and I can put you in touch with him. He's Chabad.
thanks, I have a friend who lives there already!
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #597 on: July 01, 2013, 07:32:42 PM »
If Pittsburgh is the middle of nowhere then where is Huston?
easy to fly to Hawaii :)
Seriously, zero state income tax (like Florida), when it's not humid, it's really nice, growing economy so easy to find work if things don't work out with my business, and good economy + good public schools which means the people on the street are normal...
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #598 on: July 01, 2013, 07:34:09 PM »
easy to fly to Hawaii :)
Seriously, zero state income tax (like Florida), when it's not humid, it's really nice, growing economy so easy to find work if things don't work out with my business, and good economy + good public schools which means the people on the street are normal...
You didn't mention state income tax. That seems to be the strongest argument for you to mover to TX or FL.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #599 on: July 01, 2013, 07:46:41 PM »
You didn't mention state income tax. That seems to be the strongest argument for you to mover to TX or FL.
Yup, though the humidity is tougher for me to deal with than the snow.

Anyway if you'd like to check out Beachwood you're more than welcome to stay by me.  You're only 4,500 Avios away from being back in the middle of somewhere :D
Starting next year small businesses will get a massive state income tax cut though I'll admit 0% sure is enticing.
If a place like CA with an amazing climate had 0% I'd probably be living there.
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