Monday, February 21, 2011

Census: Residents leaving high-cost region (Westchester)

Census: Residents leaving high-cost region

By Tim Henderson • February 21, 2011
Seth Granville left his Lower Hudson Valley hometown in 2008 and hasn't looked back.
The price of his co-op in Hartsdale, about $250,000, bought a custom-built home in the suburbs of Austin, Texas.

"I'm never coming back," said Granville, 31, a paramedic and an Ardsley native. In fact, his mother has since moved down, and his wife, Kristen, is from Yorktown Heights.

"They can tell I'm from New York by my accent," Granville said. "But now my daughter (Madeleine, born in August) and my dog are both native Texans."