About Corey

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I’m a mom of two young girls and recently moved from Brooklyn to Larchmont, NY in Westchester County. My family and I lived in Brooklyn Heights for 5 years, and prior to that I had lived in Manhattan for 6 years. I loved NYC, but after having kids city life became increasingly more stressful and difficult. In search of good schools, more living space, the outdoors and a short commute, our hunt brought us here. We are transitioning well, with occasional hiccups, but for the most part I have not looked back.

– Corey

15 thoughts on “About Corey

  1. miriam says:

    good luck Corey!!! buena suerte!!!!! i moved to the burbs but from the city of buenos aires to maschwitz, like manhattan to connecticut, i wisho you the best my friend!!!!

  2. Jean says:

    Beautifully said Corey. One of the many things I love about you is your sense of adventure and I know you will pass that on to your wonderful inquisitive daughters, my super wonderful ,super smart Grand daughters. You will find a place in the burb community. You are witty and such fun to be with. Your friends will always be a text away. Good luck!!!

  3. Thanks for this Jean. We are starting to settle in and the girls are enjoying..

  4. Clytee says:

    I just read your blog….really enjoyed it.

  5. alison says:

    Corey did you decide to rent for a while and then are considering buying later in larchmont? Curious to hear what you think is a good approach. Also, any other close areas you’d consider in addition to larchmont, now that you know the area? Seems like a slightly less pretentious area as far as Westchester goes, and is pretty…

    • Corey, Brooklyn to the Burbs says:

      Thanks for reading our blog, Alison. I highly recommend renting. If you’re not completely sure of your plan, like us, it’s a great way to find out and takes the pressure off. Even if you still decide on a town and are certain of that choice, I still recommend renting because you may not be totally familiar with the different neighborhoods. I have friends here renting before they buy, and are so glad they’re renting for that very reason. You’re right, Larchmont is less pretentious, that’s why we chose to move here. I wouldn’t say it’s significantly less expensive though (our main issue). Towns that people seem to look at around here in addition to Larchmont are Rye and Bronxville. Also check out Edgemont – not much of a town but great school system. My favorite town in Westchester is Katonah – pretty, artsy, like the vibe – and I would have moved there in a heartbeat but alas far and a long commute to city. Hope that helps! Good luck!

      • alison says:

        Thanks Corey, looking forward to following your blog! Looking forward to seeing how things unfold for you in terms of buying/renting and life in general. I’d love to hear more as summer comes up on pools, beaches, things to do up there.. thanks.

      • Corey, Brooklyn to the Burbs says:

        I am sure I will be posting lots of stuff about summer activities here – stay tuned!

  6. Hi Corey,
    Good to see you at the Pink Party yesterday! Christy mentioned that you wrote a blog -Having followed a similar path – from Manhattan to Brooklyn Heights, to Larchmont, and to blogging, I stumbled on your blog in the past. We are coming up on our fifth year here – hard to believe. I still miss Bklyn but can you imagine what utter chaos a Pink Party would be there!?

    Best,
    Elaine

    • Corey, Brooklyn to the Burbs says:

      Thanks for writing Elaine, and yes that’s hilarious about Pink Party in BK – total and utter chaos! I had no idea you lived in Brooklyn Heights..we will have to share stories sometime. We lived on Willow Place and our preschool was Plymouth, but you may have moved before the preschool years. Anyhow I’m sure we’ll be seeing each other again through Christy, and I look forward to checking out your blog! Corey

      • What a small world – we were on 135 Willow St.! We did not make it to preschool – once we had twins our 1bdrm didn’t cut it so we had to leave…
        See you soon,
        Elaine

      • Corey, Brooklyn to the Burbs says:

        Funny – we were 39 Willow Place between State and Joralemon but our mail always used to go to Willow Street by accident, as well as new visitors to the hood. We know Willow Street well!

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