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With the soaring prices of Brooklyn real estate, Brooklyn families who need more space may find themselves looking for a great new undiscovered area to settle down, hopefully for the long-term. For those who have vowed never to move to the “suburbs,” Brooklynites are finding that an often overlooked town at the edge of the city offers incredible value, a pedestrian-oriented culture, an easier commute, and great public schools.

The Town of Pelham sits right along the New York City border in Westchester County, but Arthur Scinta — the town’s top real estate agent and former mayor — says its residents bristle at being called “the suburbs.”

“Pelham has more in common with Park Slope than it does, say, with Chappaqua,” Scinta says, “which is why we have seen so many of our home buyers coming from Brooklyn.”