I'm lurking on every thread I can to try to figure out where we want to live. We are exploring some options in the Carmel/Brewster/Mahopac area and I'd love your input!!
Anyone know these towns? What can you tell me about schools, culture, politics, amenities, etc.?
ex-Californian, making my way on the East Coast with DS (10), DS (6) and WAHDH. Former extended BF'er, co-sleeper, and baby-wearer. Remembering how to garden.
I live in Cold Spring, 20-30 minutes from those towns. So I can't help too much. But I know a few things.
Carmel is a neat little town center, surrounded by strip malls and ruralish areas. Brewster is the same, but with a latin immigrant population as well (or at least that's how it was 10 years ago when I lived nearby for a while.) I'm pretty sure there is an attachment parenting group in the Carmel area, though I didn't find them with a quick internet search. If you pm me I may be able to connect you with a crunchy mama who lives in that area.
Brewster has Green Chimneys Farm School, a neat place to visit with your kids. They have preschool and day school too. I also know a great beekeeper in Brewster.
Sorry not to be more help. Best wishes!
I am looking for some "crunchy" (and not "crunchy"!) families in the area. I have also been seeking out a non-vac/alternate-vac pediatrician for my 4 year old daughter. Any help is appreciated! LMK if you end up in the area and we can plan a visit!
I live in Putnam Valley... so in the area.
Mamamimim, Riverside Pediatrics in Croton has peds who support non-vaxing. (Of the two head peds, one specializes in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture; the other in homeopathy.) I know that's a bit of a hike for you, but it's worth it for us.
Suz, mommy to 2 chess-playing, lightsaber-wielding boys