The wife and I are sick of paying so goddamn much for rent in NYC and it's time to buy! Working in midtown, we'd like to stay within 40 min by train to Grand Central and find a neighborhood that will be safe to raise our first child in.

NE CSiers, what cities would you recommend checking out? I'd like to avoid NJ (don't wanna deal with the commute from that place) and stay East of the Hudson, but all recommendations appreciated!

We're looking to get something like a 3BR/2BA optimally around $350k-$400k...might be a reach, but just to give you an idea...if you are a broker haha. Thanks!
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