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Area Resources

Our Area Resource Center opens the doors to loads of valuable information on schools, tax laws, relocation, child care, contractors and more! We are confident that the people we recommend will be more than satisfactory.  If you click on the links below or scroll down you will see lots of great people recommended by us.

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Area Info

Best Places to Live – See how White Plains ranks among the best places to live.
Community Profiles – Free community profiles
Google Earth – Download this program and view our area from the sky. Then fly to the house of your dreams.
Lower Hudson Online – Guide to the lower Hudson valley’s local sports, entertainment and lifestyle.
View your neighborhood from the sky – Aerial photos of your property
Westchester County Historical Society – Do you want to find out about the history of your home? The beginnings of the town where you live?.
White Plains CitizeNetReporter – White Plains area news.
Whole Foods Market – Come enjoy this fabulous food store in downtown White Plains.
WHUD – WHUD is a local radio station. Find out what’s going on in the area.
Your Community Calendar – For Up-to-date information onyour community

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Arts

Artists site – Paintings by Peyton Higginson of Maine
Arts Calendar & Arts Exchange – Arts Calendar by The Arts Exchange – bringing the arts to Westchester. Get up-to-date information on what’s going on in the Arts in the Westchester County area.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale – This music school is widely recognized for the quality and range of musical instruments it offers.
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY – a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema.
Music – Charlie Lagond teaches clarinet, saxophone, and flute
Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains – Music instruction on any instrument, vocal coaching and more for children up to adults.
Performing Arts Center Purchase College

Attorneys – Real Estate

James Dibbini, Esq. – Yonkers
Julia Heilman, Esq. – White Plains, Greenburg
Liz Coleman – White Plains
Office:914-965-1011      Office:914-428-9766 
Office:914-946-0150  
Fax: 914-245-2262
Fax: 914-285-9769
Fax: 914-997-0375

Banks & Financial Services

Classic Appraisals – Blake Schoenberg at 914-738-6582  
Financial Advisor at Ameriprise – Doug Adams at 845-687-2700 

Will help you with a financial plan to achieve your goals for your future and retirement.
Saving for College in NY. Welcome to New York’s 529 College Savings Program. Join free and earn rewards to go towards college.

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Child Care in Westchester County

Briarcliff Nursery School – Briarcliff Nursery School has morning and afternoon classes that meet five, four, three or two days a week. A teacher and an assistant teacher are assigned to each class. Class size is limited.
Child Care Council of Westchester – Locate child care near you.
Day Camps & Summer Camps – Parents Guide to Day Camps & Summer Camps in Westchester.

City and Town Sites

American Town Network – AmericanTowns.com is an online resource where you can find local information and a community calendar for towns in Westchester County
City of White Plains Site
Sleepy Hollow – The third Friday of every month is a Sleepy Hollow Happening.
Town of Greenburgh – Detailed assessment information on every home in the town, along with current property taxes, and more!
Town of Mt. Pleasant
Town of New Castle (Chappaqua)
Town of North Castle (Armonk)
Town of Ossining – Helpful information about taxes, the assessors office, the planning board and more!
White Plains Times – The pulse of the city keeping you up to date on what’s going on locally, the community calendar, classifieds, movie listings and much more!

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Condos and Coops

*Visit Cloud9Condos.com – My newest web site specializing in Westchester County condos, coops, and townhouses. Complexes listed by town with loads of photos, amenities and price Ranges.
Condo vs. Coop – This article discusses the differences, and the advantages and disadvantages of each form of ownership. Make sure you scroll down the whole article.
Handicap Accessible Condos
Pet Friendly Condominiums – White Plains, Hartsdale, Valhalla
Ritz Carlton Residences – Have us show you the tallest hi-rise in White Plains – the exclusive Ritz Carlton with all the amenities of hotel living in perfect downtown location.
The Seasons Condominium Resort – Urban convenience, suburban serenity. These condos feature an indoor heated swimming pool, gym with professional trainers and masseurs, full sized barbeques, garage access from lobby, 24 hour concierge and private outdoor garden. Units from 1 bedroom to 2 bedrooms plus den.
Watch Hill in Tarrytown – View this lovely homeowner association complex with townhouses called “Watch Hill” in Tarrytown. Email me if you would like to see the active listings!
Winding Ridge – Recently built townhouses ranging from 2-4 br’s and up to 3000 sq feet they are conveniently located and stunning inside.  Amenities include pool, clubhouse, tennis and gym.

Wimbledon Residences – Gracious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium of 32 homes on Church St in White Plains. We will be happy to take you!

Decorating

A C Moore – Great for arts & crafts and inexpensive decorating ideas.
Behr Paints
Blinds, Lighting, Curtains, Rugs, Accessories – The newest and easiest way to decorate your home! Save up to 85% off retail.
Calico Corners – Thousands of designer fabrics 30% to 60% below showroom prices. Visit the local stores in the area.

Frontgate – Peruse their “home of the month” as well as buy hi end home furnishings with outdoor patio sets and holiday gift ideas.
Home Highlighting Ltd.
– Sheilia Black is a talented Home Stager. She’ll make your home look like a model home, which means it will sell for top dollar. Email: Sheila@homehighlighting.com,Office: (914) 831-7341   Cell: (914) 880-7252 
Kathy Schoemer Antiques – Find early American antique treasures for your new home.
Window Treatments – Order any size window shades and blinds from this site.

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Donations

Big Brothers – Big Sisters
Breast Cancer Website – This doesn’t cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammograms in exchange for advertising. Here’s the web site! Pass it along to people you know.
Donate Your Car – Did you know donating your vehicle to a charity organization gets you a tax write off for the full market value of the vehicle…not to mention the wonderful feeling that goes with the knowledge that you are doing your part to help animals in crisis.
EBAY – Call Susan Longo’s Internet Sales and Service on 914-923-8443  or email sdurtschi@earthlink.net if you would like to turn your unwanted items into income on eBay.
Elmsford Animal Shelter – Adopt a homeless pet.
Food Bank in Westchester – Accepts donations like canned food and linens.
Fresh Air Fund – Help a Child – Enjoy a child from NYC for 2 weeks during the summer, a valuable experience for your children! I highly recommend it, having done it several times!
Goodwill Industries – Locate the nearest Goodwill for most of your donations
Green Chimneys, Brewster, NY – Local organization that helps children thru nurture and nature.
Habitat for Humanity – Donate money or your time for building local homes for people in need.
Junkluggers – They LUG away just about anything: furniture, appliances, construction material, yard debris and MORE!They do all the work and clean up after. You don’t lift a finger! Junkluggers has partnered with charitable organizations to give you tax deductible receipts. Call 1-800-LUG-JUNK   for a free quote!
Salvation Army – For donation information and how to have your furniture picked up by the Salvation Army

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Favorite Links

101 Favorite Things in Westchester – Places, services and eats that will make you glad to call Westchester home.
Car Safety – Government crash test results.
Catalog Choice – How to unsubscribe from catalogs you do not want.
Consumer Reports – Get the ratings on everything from autos to appliances
Craigs List – Westchester – Post an ad for anything or take a look – anything and everything you can imagine is on this terrific site!
Date You Were Born – Find out everything about the day you were born.
Favorite animated E-Cards – These unique e-cards will be enjoyed by all for many different special occasions.
Find anyone or anything in the Yellow/White Pages
Find your favorite spot to live – Take our fun online quiz We’ll instantly provide you with a tailored list of the best cities and small towns that fit YOU.
FlyLady – Follow FlyLady as she weaves her way through housecleaning and organizing tips with humor.
Guide to health, food & nutrition – Home of Prevention Magazine – easy-to-follow guides to keep you healthy, fit, and happy.
I Tunes – Download your favorite songs
Insurance Car Safety Results
Protect your stuff! – Protect your devices from loss. Just attach a label and watch is get returned.
Smithsonian Store – Become a Smithsonian member for $12 and get 10% off.
Wacky Uses for Familiar Products – Discover hundreds of little-known uses for well-known products!
Web Shots – Download fantastic photos to your computer desktop.
Yard Sales – Tips on having a spectacular yard sale.
Zen Places – The Chinese art of “feng shui” manipulates energy to create the most positive flow within a person’s home and life. Open your life and home to a new way of thinking and living. Call 1-877-336-7484  

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Finding a Contractor

How to Hire a Contractor
National Contractors

Fun Things to do

American Museum of Natural History – The Museum has science-rich Web site for kids. Winner of 2004 Distinguished Achievement Awards for Interactivity and Navigation from The Association of Educational Publishers.
Botanical Garden – The New York Botanical Garden is where all the joys of the season—twinkling lights, magical model trains, tasty treats, stunning gifts, and gorgeous greenery—come together, along with a few surprises.
Bronx Zoo
Enjoy Hudson Valley – Visit the leading web site on where to go and what to do in the Hudson Valley. Includes an event calendar for the Hudson Valley.
Greenburgh Nature Center – 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. 914-723-3470 
Irvington Town Hall Theater – *Calendar *Rentals *Box Office *Commission *History *Auditions *Children’s Theater & Classes *Photo Gallery *Irvington Village *Local dining
Pleasantville Music Festival – Annual music festival, an all-day, outdoor event in Pleasantville, NY, featuring Jonathan Edwards, Gandalf Murphy, Patricia Shih, Dough, and many others!
Season of Savings – Get a discount to shows on and off Broadway. Sign up and every 250 people get 2 free tickets to a show of their choice!
The Hudson River Museum – *Exhibitions *Calendar *Programs *Seniors and Art *Ed Resources *Glenview *Planetarium *Collection *Gift Shop *Cafe *Membership info

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Furniture Shopping

Audi Stickley (White Plains)
Crate & Barrel (White Plains) – Located at the Westchester Mall
Lillian August
Outdoor Furniture – Shop for outdoor furniture, pool tables and more. Local stores in Mt. Kisco and Scarsdale.
Pottery Barn
Renovator’s Supply – Wonderful assortment of hardware lighting fixtures, weathervanes, mailboxes and accessories.
Restoration Hardware – Also in the local mall: the Westchester. Find light fixtures, cabinet knobs, all sorts of great stuff.
Thomasville
United House Wrecking, Connecticut’s largest source for antiques and home decor. In Stamford.

Gifts

Home Portraits – Paintings of your new home and notecards
House Paintings – Eric does paintings of your old house or your new houses. Just email him a photo. Reasonable prices.
Shop on line – Fine gifts for inside and outside your new home.

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History of Westchester County

Westchester County Historical Society – Founded in 1874, the mission of WCHS is to collect and preserve books and pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, and periodicals pertaining to the history of Westchester County, to promote the knowledge and understanding of that history, and to advocate for the preservation of the county’s architectural heritage.

Home Improvement

Alarm Systems – Call 914-993-9800  and ask for Guy Arcuri.
Carpenters – Home Services Shop in Pleasantville 914-769-1100  or 244-6666, will do all the small jobs around your home. They offer a preventive care & maintenance program too!
Checking on Home Improvement Contractors in Westchester – Use Our Licensed Home Improvement Contractors Search See if the contractor you may use is licensed to work in Westchester. E-Mail Us to Request a Complaint History on a Home Improvement Contractor
Custom Woodworking – Norman Hay
Decks – Enlarge your present deck, or get a new one, call 914-741-2210  Don LeBlanc. Recommended highly by a client!
Door entries and Garage doors – Elegant makeover – doors, windows, garage doors, siding – Turn the house you have into the house you’ve always wanted!
Doors – Interior & Exterior – Custom order beautiful doors online.
eHow – Great resource for learning to be the handyman around the house.
Expo Home Design Center in New Rochelle – This is the upscale Home Depot – Great for Kitchen & Baths
Gil Garcia, Handyman – Phone: 914-923-1062  Cell: 914-275-6627 
Habitat ReStores – Sells new and used household items and building materials at deep discounts. – Phone: 914-636-8335 
HGTV – Home and Garden Television – Ideas, Information, Inspiration…
Humidex – As they say: “Humidex is Guaranteed to Make Your Home Drier & Healthier.”
Korth & Shannahan Painting – Will give you a professional proposal, in business since 1979, located in Chappaqua. William Korth is the owner, 914-238-5388 
Lighting Fixtures – Great site for choosing lite fixtures
National Wood Flooring Association
Roofers – David St. Lawrence – He can be reached on 914-739-2164  or 914-490-7991   (cell)
The Green Guide – From National Geographic: How to do a planet-friendly green home makeover.
Window Cleaning – Crystal Clear Window Cleaning. Phone 845-431-6967 
Window Repairs and Screen Repairs – Windows-Repair, Replace, Maintain. A set of resources for the homeowner and the do-it-yourselfer on safe and easy ways to repair, replace and maintain windows.

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Homeowner’s Insurance

5 Important tips for shopping for Homeowner’s Insurance
A. Zeeman Company – If you have any questions in regards to insurance call Ron Altman at 914-241-2555   or 212-923-3100 
Liberty Mutual Group – Call 800-486-6189  for auto and home insurance.
State Farm Insurance – State Farm is the largest insurer in the country. To reach our local office in Pleasantville, call 914-769-8910

Hospitals

Northern Westchester Hospital Center – 400 E. Main St, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 Tel. 914-666-1200 
Phelps Hospital – Located at 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Tel. 914-366-3000 
Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla – Tel. 914-493-7400 
White Plains Hospital Center – Davis Ave. at East Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601 Tel. 914-681-0600  

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Hotels

Comfort Inn & Suites in Hawthorne – Offers suites with pool, fitness center, restaurants and more.
Doral Arrowwood Hotel – An upscale hotel offering luxurious amenities in Rye Brook, NY
Furnished Housing – Corporate Services offers corporate housing and extended stay rentals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and across the country
Homestay – Temporary Housing. Whether you are renovating your house or have closing delays, or have a temporary job assignment or corporate internship, you have a place to stay with Homestay.
Marriott Residence Inn – White Plains
Pet Friendly Hotels – Among the 26 hotels in Westchester, 12 allow dogs (and other pets).
Summerfield Suites by Wyndham – Located at 101 Corporate Park Drive in White Plains, call 914-251-9700 
The Castle Inn in Tarrytown
The Esplanade – Located in the heart of White Plains at 95 S. Broadway, call The Esplanade at 914-761-8100  for short term rentals.
The Kittle House Rest. & Inn in Chappaqua

Inspectors & Engineers

Advanced Tank Services Co. – Oil tank testing with results available on-site! Specializing in tank corrosion analysis, soil testing and locating abandoned tanks.
Carnell Engineering, Valhalla, NY
Environmental Oil Tank Specialist
Envirostar Corp – Mold and oil tank removal services
Housemasters – This company has several good inspectors who give you an immediate written report from their laptop. I particularly recommend Bob Horvath, Michael Lasher and Yuri Tsakos. Call 1-800-603-8134  .
J P McHale Pest Control – Jim McHale can be reached at 914-739-4472 
John Nicolai Home Inspections – Recommended house inspector, call 914-769-6254  or cell 914-522-3458  email Jnicolai@optonline.net.
Parkway Termite & Pest Control – Phone: 914-725-5997 
Spectrum Environmental. Asbestos, lead, and mold removal. Phone: 914-472-0843 
What is a Home Inspection?

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Kitchen Remodeling

Appliances – Buying New – Berger Appliances
Eurostyle Marble & Granite, Inc. Visit 203 N Highland Ave, Ossining or call 914-941-3778  for great choices and prices in granite and marble for kitchen and baths.
Majestic Kitchens in Mamaroneck, NY
Reface your kitchen cabinets – Joel Lafleur is reasonable and reliable and your cabinets will look like new! He can be reached at 845-739-3808  (w) or 845-641-4987  (cell).

Landscaping & Pools

All American Pools & Spas – In Norwalk Ct, in business since 1977, telephone 1-800-ALL-POOL 
Coral Sea Pools – In Briarcliff Manor, custom installation of inground gunite pools & spas. Tel 914-762-1133  

Local Utilities to call when moving

Choose Your Electric & Gas Provider – Power Your Way makes it easy to choose from energy service companies (ESCOs) that can supply you with electricity and natural gas.
Con Edison for Electric & Gas
Local Cable Company – The local cable company which also offers excellent high speed internet access (Optonline.)
New phone service – Find the best phone deals at your new address!
NY State Electric & Gas – Electric & Gas service in the far north sections of the County.
Oil prices – shop for the lowest price in heating oil
Verizon – To move your cellular service, log into My Account, under the “bill” tab, select “account profile” and “ez move” and follow instructions OR call 1-877-316-1747  from a landline or another phone.

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Maps

Local “Green” Map – Westchester County Green map with Local recycling info.
Local Map – Westchester County.
Mapquest – Maps, driving directions, road trip planner…
Westchester County Flood Maps – Find out if a property is located in a flood zone. Just select the community that interests you.

Mortgage

 

We recommend these Mortgage Companies:

Spiro Spiliotis, 917-494-6042, Citibank, 120 Bloomingdale Rd Suite 101, White Plains, NY 10605

Veronica Finkel,  914-421-1180,JP Morgan Chase,191 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY

Matthew Fiorillo, 914-286-5007, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 50 Main , White Plain, NY

Michael Stafford, 203-26-6551, Prime Lending

Annual credit report – This central site allows you to request a free credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies.
How Mortgage Loans work – When are you paying interest? When are you paying toward the principal? How are you building equity? Find out here.
Learning about your FICO score
Mortgage 101 – Your guide to understanding the mortgage process, tips for shopping around, how to get a mortgage with less-than-perfect credit, and many other useful tips.
Mortgage Tools – Tools on how to calculate your up front costs, payments and more.

 

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Moving & Storage Companies

1-800-PACK-RAT   – Receive 10% off the first month’s rental and local delivery. Call 1-800-722-5728  promo code KELLER.Temporary storage for decluttering and staging your house while on the market.
Barr Brothers Moving Company – 86 Millwood Rd # B, Millwood, NY 10546, 914-762-8542 
CITIMOVE – Find the best mover and more by reading customer reviews.
Collins Brothers in Larchmont, NY
Interstate Moving Information – To assist consumers moving across State lines (Interstate), FMCSA has developed this web site. If you experience a problem with your mover, you can file a complaint by calling FMCSA’s 24-hour toll-free hotline (888-368-7238  or online at http://www.1-888-dot-saft.com. (Federal Relay Service for TTY: 1-800-877-8339   McAvey Moving Co. – A full service moving company since 1987, McAvey Moving Co. has been a leader in Westchester County, now with 9 vehicles and over 25 full time movers. McAvey specializes in long distance moving, relocation, storage (in a climate controlled warehouse), packing and crating and international moves! Let the “McAvey Moving Team” take the hassles out of your next move! Office 914-747-1533  or email: mcaveymove@aol.com
PODS – Save 10% by putting in promo code KWRE. Store your stuff and declutter your house! PODS will bring a container to your door. They will store it or move it. Sell your house for more money!
Shleppers Moving & Storage Co – Call toll free at 1-800-84-SHLEP   for a free estimate.
Storage USA1-800-STOR-USA   are located in White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon and Mahopac

Newspapers

Business News in Westchester – The Westchester Business Journal is an excellent paper that comes out weekly.
Local Newspapers & Magazines – The Journal News is the predominant newspaper in Westchester County.

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NY Laws

Agency Relationships-NYS Law – Explanation of Buyer, Seller, And Dual Agency
Amber Alert – New York State Missing and Exploited Children
Better Business Bureau
Carbon Monoxide Detector Law – This link from the NYS web site explains the law requiring a carbon monoxide detector.
DO NOT CALL Registry – Sign up for the National “Do Not Call” Registry if you would like to stop receiving telemarketing calls at home.
1031 Exchanges – Are you an investor looking to exchange a property?
Mansion tax on Sales over $1 million
NY Sex Offender Registry
Register to vote in NY or other States
Seller Disclosure Law – If seller’s do not complete the disclosure form, the seller is required to give $500 to the buyer at the closing
Tax info on Homes for sale – How the Capital Gains is calculated
Tenant & Landlord Laws
Well Water Law – Learn about the new well water testing law and the seller’s responsiblities.
Westchester Residential Opportunities is a non-profit organization promoting non-discriminatory housing. Phone: 914-428-4507  

Painting

Benjamin Moore Paints – Amazing site where you can paint a room, or order inexpensive software and imagine how your own rooms will look in any color!
Behr Paints

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Parks and Recreation

Club Fit – Join the Briarcliff Manor or Jefferson Valley club for exercise.
Golf Course – Westchester’s newest public golf course in Ossining, Hudson Hills.
Hollow Brook Golf Club – Are you a golf lover? Now you can join an affordable private golf club in Westchester County! Membership allows you to play five other nationally ranked golf courses, all within driving distance!
Westchester County Parks & Recreation – There are exciting and amazing parks all over the county.

Pets

Adopt a Pet – A.W.A.N.- Animal Welfare Adoption Network is the area’s leading, all volunteer, pet adoption agency. Located in Ulster County, NY
Traveling with Pets – How to travel with pets, pet-friendly lodgings, and emergency veterinarians en route.

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Plumbers

Bruni & Campisi – Make your plumbing request online.
Don Henken. Phone: 914-769-2208 
TCB Plumbing & Heating. Call Elliot Rivera at 914-960-8003  

Relocation Links

Extended Stay – Furnished housing – Churchill provides corporate housing and extended stay rentals across America with more than 8,000 luxury rental apartments.
National Weather – find weather info anywhere in the US
Search for homes across the US – Search thousands of listings across America with our company web site, kw.com
Search for homes in our tri-state area – Here is our local company web site with multiple listings in the NY, NJ & CT areas.
US State Departments of Education – see the list of all 50 states
USPS Movers Guide – help for planning and executing your move
Westchester County Main Site

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Restaurants I recommend

Culinary Institute in Hyde Park – For a real treat, visit the 4 restaurants at the CIA. You must make reservations well in advance!
Equus at the Castle in Tarrytown.
Iron Horse Grill in Pleasantville.
OpenTable is an easy way to make reservations online.
Restaurant Reviews.
Swaddee House of Thai Food in Thornwood. Located at 886 Franklin Ave (Rte. 141) this is an excellent thai restaurant with award winning cuisine and good service.
The Kittle House in Chappaqua
Umami Cafe in Croton-on-Hudson

School Information

Alphabetical List of Schools in NY
Catholic and Private Schools
Newsweek – Top 1,300 schools nationwide for 2008
School Information – free school profiles
State dept. of education – school reports, statistics, demographics….
Westchester Magazines 2007 Public School Report
– Once a year this local magazine reports on all the Westchester High Schools.  
Public and Private School Information

Westchester County School Sites:

Ardsley School District
Bedford School District
Blind Brook School District
Briarcliff Manor School District
Bronxville School District
Byram Hills School District (Armonk)
Chappaqua School District
Croton-Harmon School District
Eastchester School District
Edgemont School District
Elmsford School District
Greenburgh School District
Harrison School District
Hastings on Hudson School District
Hendrick Hudson: Buchanan/Montrose/Cortlandt Manor School District
Katonah – Lewisboro School District
Lakeland School District
Mamaroneck School District
Mount Kisco School District
Mount Pleasant School District
Mount Vernon School District
New Castle School District
New Rochelle School District
North Salem School District
Ossining School District
Peekskill School District
Pelham School District
Pleasantville School District
Pocantico Hills School District
Port Chester School District
Rye Neck School District
Rye School District
Scarsdale School District
Somers School District
Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow School District
Tuckahoe School District
Valhalla School District
White Plains School District
Yonkers School District
Yorktown School District

Putnam County School Sites:

Brewster School District
Carmel School District
Cold Spring School District
Garrison School District
Haldane School District
Mahopac School District
Nelsonville School District
Putnam Valley School District
Southeast School District

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Senior Living

Cambridge on the Hudson, Ossining, NY – Call 914-762-1980  for further information.
Drum Hill Senior Living Community – An affordable senior living community.
Kendal on Hudson – A Hudson Valley retirement community. Phone 914-922-1000 
Somerset Gardens – Somerset Gardens combines all the comforts of home with individualized senior care options. Each day is filled with a variety of activities, services, and options that enhance our residents’ sense of comfort and belonging, and, if they choose, also make for a busy social calendar.
Sterling Glen – Distinctive living for seniors in a Rye Brook retirement residence.
Sunrise Senior Living – New housing in Mt. Vernon and Crestwood. Tel 914-395-3500 
The Esplanade – Located in the heart of White Plains at 95 S. Broadway, call The Esplanade at 914-761-8100  for senior living.
The Osborn – The Osborn is beautiful Maintenance-free senior housing in Rye, NY.
Westchester Meadows – Westchester Meadows is a life care retirement community, the first in Westchester County, located in Valhalla, NY.

Tax Information

Assessments – Understanding assessments
First-time homeowners
Homeowner deductions information
How to report moving expenses
NY State STAR Program & Star Tax Reductions Forms & Info – Here is your State of NY tax savings with the STAR program
Reducing your Tax Assessment – I highly recommend Jim Simons of GMS associates at 591-4111. He will be honest about whether he can get you a tax reduction.
Selling your home – This will link you to the IRS site to learn more about the $250/$500,000 exclusion
STAR Tax Rebate – NY state residents should log on her to get their 2007 STAR tax rebate.

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Tourism

History along the Hudson – A Tour of History along the Hudson River
Hudson Valley Heritage – The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area’s official site highlighting the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley.
Kykuit, The Rockefeller Mansion & Grounds
NY State Tourist Attractions – New York is full of things to do as seen on this great site!
The Bronx Zoo – Great and inexpensive place to spend the day with your children!

Transportation

Bee Line Bus Service – Bee Line Buses are all over the county!
Dept of Motor Vehicles - All the info needed for obtaining a NY Driver’s License and registering your car.
EZ Pass – Get your ez pass for your car so you can breeze thru our toll booths.
Hudson Valley Traveler – Links for traffic information and construction site.
Metro North Railroad Map of Stations
Metro-North Railroads – Railroad schedules for the Hudson, Harlem & New Haven train lines to NYC.
Westchester County Current Traffic Conditions - I-287, I-95, New York State Thruway, and more.
Traffic Cams and Maps – Local traffic reports and airport information.

Westchester County Home Sale Statistics

Provided by the Westchester Bd of Realtors - Quarterly sales statistics for single family, condos, coops and multi family homes

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