Brooklynites Turn Out for “Moving to the ‘Burbs” Event at Brooklyn Historical Society

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    Brooklynites and others interested in moving out of New York City to points east, west and north got an earful of advice from those who’ve done it at “Moving to the ‘Burbs” Thursday, November 8.

    Six agents shared their experiences and perspective on living in the suburbs vs. New York City. Jessica Fields, Heather Harrison, Deena Weinhouse, Ginge Calhoun, Allison Ziefert and Alana Mitnick Benjamin of Compass dished on where to dine out and special features of towns in Westchester; Port Washington in Long Island; and Maplewood, South Orange and Montclair in New Jersey.

    Among the takeaways:

    *Real estate prices vary according to proximity to commuter rail lines.
    *High property taxes in the suburbs can be offset by not having to pay personal income tax in New York City.
    *Port Washington has a direct train line to New York City with no transfers at Jamaica (because that’s where the head of the LIRR lived).

    The event was the third in the Brownstoner Home Events series, a program of workshops and panels for prospective home buyers, sellers and homeowners.

    Sponsors were CompassAlana Mitnick BenjaminAllison Ziefert Real Estate GroupBeyond BrooklynCitizens Bank and Movers Not Shakers.

    To learn about hosting and sponsorship opportunities for Brownstoner Home Events, please get in touch here.

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    [Photos by Corazon Aguirre]

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