Anyone familiar with this area of NY?
We just made the heartwrenching decision to move from our awesome 1929 home in the far north Chicago suburbs (I posted on it a while back when we first moved in to figure out what style it was) so my husband could take an incredible job offer in Pearl River, NY. We definitely want to stick with an old home!! I looked at some of the real estate offerings in the area, and it looks like we can get a nice colonial or victorian in the price range we want (could go higher, but prefer ~ 300K) - but we have no idea what the area is like. Rockford County looks a little more pricey (I assume this translates to "better" neighborhoods & schools?), so it looks like we might have a better chance finding something in Orange County. Does anyone here have any insight on these areas? Are the older homes generally well-kept-up (my parents live in rural NE CT where many older homes are - sadly - poorly maintained)? Any towns to focus on?
Thanks for any input you can give me,