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“Whether you're just curious about real estate or actively looking, check out the Real Estate Showcase, where we feature some of the hottest properties on the market that you need to know about. From the tri-state area and beyond, we do the legwork to present the short list of the best of what’s out there. Click here to find out what we’re spotlighting in this week’s showcase.”


Why is contemplating a move to the suburbs so difficult? Because we love the city, of course: the street life, the shops, the convenience. How could you give it up? You don’t have to. We scoured the surrounding suburbs for good housing stock, schools and amenities, diversity, pedestrian-friendly streets, and a reasonable commute. Here are our top ten affordable suburbs where even the most die-hard urbanite can feel at home.
Montclair, N.J.
A cultural oasis
Ossining, N.Y.
Historic charm, modern edge
Maplewood, N.J.
A tree grows in Maplewood
Milford, Conn.
A beachy bedroom community
Katonah, N.Y.
Country living in Westchester
Pelham, N.Y.
A mecca for media types
Dix Hills, N.Y.
Down on the farm, out on L.I.
 Larchmont, N.Y.
So near and yet so far
Montville, N.J.
A crime-free Sleepy Hollow
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
A clubby North Shore enclave

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