The New York Times > Real Estate > Is It Worth It?:
"Mindy Schuss, an ex-Upper East Sider, moved six years ago to Dix Hills, on Long Island, with her 2-year-old twins and husband, Dean, from whom she is now divorced. 'It was very lonely,' she said of the five-bedroom home she found with Maddy Camay, an associate broker at Re/Max North Shore. The house sits on an acre about a 10-minute drive from the nearest shopping area."
Oh My 10 Minutes
Bet she has one of those Gawd-Awful SUV's too!
Frankly - stay in the city!
Remember that Madison Ave is in THE CITY
And they (think) that they know what is best for the rest of us
At least how to cram it down our throats
"It's a springtime ritual: Like pollen shaking loose from the trees, many young Manhattan families are preparing to scatter toward the suburbs and a new phase of life. Others are merely thinking about it, wondering about the tradeoffs, and the psychic toll.
Is there any way to know in advance whether moving to the suburbs will work out - or be a big, expensive mistake? Will fine schools, backyards and breathing room compensate for tedious commutes, fewer conveniences and a possibly somnolent lifestyle? Will the suburbs be populated by like-minded transplants or insular unsophisticates? Are the restaurants really that bad?"
Beth Little of Summit, N.J., said a good selection of restaurants is "the one thing we always say we miss."
"The food is definitely not as good; I cook all the time now instead of ordering," said Ms. Little, who lives with her husband, Bill, and four children aged 10 months to 6 years, in a house they found with the help of Elizabeth Crosby and Ms. Cavazini of Lois Schneider Realtor. "I think it's healthier and it's better and good in a lot of ways, but there's certainly times when I wish I could just pick up the phone and call."
Comment : fits the NYTimes mindset of RedState-BlueState
City is sophisticated, non-city is for hicks.
Rural is Scary ...
And the "Sound of Silence" (thank you Simon & Garfinkle) is much scarier than the Sound of Sirens ...
Stick to the City!