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    Any suggestions of places to live outside NY?


    Brooklyn Yenta

    Lakewood, Monsey, Passaic, Woodbury, Clifton, what area?



    Well what kind of community are you looking for?



    So it happens to be we are really looking to move out of our apt since we cant stand the ppl on top of us. They are beyond disgusting. whatever! anyways we figured while we’re at it we might as well move out of our community. Although we only got married 10 months ago we dont like the schools here 100%. one of the schools has 6 parallel classes per grade with like 25 kids in each class. its ridiculous. aside from that, we just want to go somewhere else but we need to be near a chabad house!



    If you’re Lubab you have more destinations to choose from than the rest of us. There are thousands of Chabad houses all over the world.



    Chicago has a nice Lubab community and its a nice place to live. You should check it out!



    There are many beautiful Jewish communities outside of New York with cheap housing, low taxes, and lots of job opportunities. Check out Atlanta, Denver, Norfolk Va, Phoenix, Dallas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and more! All of these cities have shuls, kosher food, and Jewish schools. Some of them have even more educational opportunities – bais yaakov high schools and yeshiva high schools — Atlanta, Denver, Norfolk, and Dallas for example. And then there are of course the older, more established “out of town” communities – Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami.


    Other than a Chabad house and decent upstairs neighbors, what type of community infrastructures do you need?


    At home bubbie

    Look in to Baltimore


    Pashuteh Yid

    Blstrasburger, you left out Boston/Brookline/Brighton and Sharon, MA. They have a number of fine Chabad houses and schools.


    ☕️coffee addict

    Boston/Brookline/Brighton and Sharon, MA.

    In Rhode Island, there’s Providence and Warwick (Chabad Houses)



    my hubs is from Boston but we dont want to live there.



    There is a lovely Chabad House in Scottsdale, Arizona. The real estate market there is one of the most depressed in the country, so if you can get a job, you will live well for much less.

    Good luck in your search!



    Pashuteh Yid, I wanted to focus on places with low taxes and more robust economic growth. For that, you need to head south and west (Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Denver, Norfolk). Not to mention that the weather is better! But of course, Boston also has a very nice community. Same with Scranton and Cleveland and Detroit and Milwaukee… Also we shouldn’t forget Seattle and Portland.

    All major cities in the United States have Orthodox communities that would welcome new families. Some cities have more options in terms of chinuch and shuls than others, but you can’t go wrong with any major city. And you’ll be doing your family a favor in terms of Jewish life and quality of life in general.



    do you all live in NY?



    Pittsburgh has a very nice large Lubavich community and a relatively low cost of living.



    Barnard, missouri



    is lubab a proper thing to call someone? unfortunatly ive heard some people use that term derogatorily



    There is no place outside of NY (in chutz laaretz) that has the intensity of Torah and Yiddishkeit as New York. That’s why most frum Jews in America call New York their home.



    Yerushalayim, Kiryat Sefer, Bnei Brak, Be’er Sheva, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Netanya, Ra’anana, Imanu’el, the list goes on and on . . . If you’re looking to go through the hassle of moving, then why not move to Israel?



    being a lubab its not a deragatory term. if u mean it as derogatory then it is but usually not. its the same as u call a chassidish guy a belzer or bobover is a stolliner etc etc


    cutie pie

    Gabboim- HEY! HOW ABOUT LAKEWOOD?!?!!

    I think it’s much more Torahdik!!!!



    cutie pie: There is more Torah in New York. In Lakewood it’s more concentrated though.




    houston, hollywood,FL, Madison,WI, Sandy Springs,GA, Savanna,GA, Los Angeles,CA, Detroit,MI, St.Louis,Missouri, Indianappolis, Minneapolis,MN, San Antonio, San Francisco, Jacksonville,FL, Charlotte,NC, Seattle,WA, Denver, Milwaukee, Washington, Silver Spring,Portland, Tuscon, Cleveland, Raleigh,NC, Tampa. Toledo, Buffalo,NY, Orlando, Birmingham,AL, Irvine,CA, Des Moines, Fort Lauderdale,FL, Vancouver, Eugene,OR, Boulder…..the list goes on and on and on and so many of them have great school with small classes, where each kid in the class isn’t a clone or some mold or cookie to fit into the cookie cutter, or whatever other metaphor people use….you will actually be needed and feel like you have a purpose…so much to give jewishly….your kids will feel proud to be Jewish and will behave accordingly (in many cases…)…..



    St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is lovely this time of year AND they have a Chabad House.



    Monsey, Lakewood, Passaic.



    I agree with Dr Charlie Hall that Pittsburgh is a nice option.

    Go Steelers !



    Ramat, places you mentioned have such limited Jewish communities. Ft Lauderdale, for example, just researched, hard to find a minyan for mincha unless you can make it on a very strict timing, no other options in town, same for Maariv. Limited Kosher food options if you keep cholov yisroel and no bakery with pas Yis. How big can the school be? and if any, most kids would be kiruv kids, no mainstream. I love the larger communities, with full services……


    Professional: Ft Lauderdale is a 5 minute drive from Aventura, which has several properly Kosher stores (pas and cholov yisroel, very good hechsher) and several shuls and, two yeshivas, as well as about a 7 minute drive from Hollywood which also has several shuls….



    No one seems to have mentioned Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We have relatively cheap housing, kosher food, pizza store, restaurant, schools, Chabad houses all over the Philadelphia area and outside the area, lots of young families and it’s less than a 2-hour drive to Brooklyn! Quite a few Chabad families live here and it’s a nice out of town area to bring up your kids.


    If you’re tired of the snow and the cold,consider Phoenix. As a previous entry noted there is an active Chabad in Scottsdale but Phoenix has the larger community.In Phoenix,there are a number of preschool options , including Chabad ; there is a day school through 8th grade, a separate boys and girls high schools, a kollel; a number of shuls – Chabad, Young Israel, Ohr HaTorah ( affiliated with the kollel), Beth Joseph ( at the day school), and two Bukharian congregations; morning minyanim are 6:30, 7:00(Chabad), 7:30(boys high school), mincha at 1:25 at the boys high school, 3:30 at the day school, the rest at shekia. There’s a ma’ariv at 8 at the boys high school and 9 at one of the Bukharian shuls. There are presently two pizza shops, two delis with sit down service and a kosher market in each, another kosher market in Phoenix, and Chabad has a kosher restaurant and market in Scottsdale. There is also another fleishig restaurant in Phoenix that does not have a market, and a new fleishig restaurant in nearby Glendale opening today. Housing is cheap compared to NY, you can find for under $200,000, and you’ll get a nice backyard for you sukkah. Job situation depends on what your credentials are . You don’t make as much as in NY but it’s cheaper here to live.

    I suggest you call Rabbi Zalman Levertov at Chabad of Phoenix for any information. Hatzlacha.



    Can I hijack the thread a bit?

    Which FRUM communities are:

    1- Easy to get to Brooklyn or NYC with public transportation (in 1 hr or less),

    2- Where you can walk to a grocery, and

    3- Get a nice size house for something over 500,000.

    Do any exist? If not, which communities come closest to the above specifications?


    of course,,,you can get a nice house EVERYWHERE for over $500,000…..



    thank you e.o for your input i appreciate it.

    Chaimberlin-do you live there?



    “If you’re tired of the snow and the cold,consider Phoenix”

    Do visit it in the summer though before you commit, the heat then is unbelievable.



    how about waterbury? not so far but not so close to nyc- maybe hour and a half drive. great houses and a nice jewish community.


    I have lived in Phoenix now for over 17 years. Feel free to ask whatever you’d like.



    Can I put in a plug for Cleveland, Ohio? It is only 1 hour by plane to NY, has a great community and several (3 Orthodox) schools to choose from. My son is friendly with the son of a local Chabad Rabbi – they live literally around the corner from us and the shul is one block away to the other side of us. Housing is very affordable. When we sold our house about 2 1/2 years ago, we were asking $150,000 and we were told that a similar house in NY would cost around $850,000! There are 4 dairy restaurants (all Cholov Yisroel – one is a drive up pizza place) and 4 meat restaurants, including a kosher Subway. We also have 3 kosher butchers and 2 bookstores. I know that this may seem laughable to those from NY, but for an “out of town” town, it is one of the nicest places to live outside of NY. We moved here about 6 years ago and are happy we did. All the other towns mentioned (Detroit, St. Louis, etc.) are all smaller than Cleveland. Let me know if you want more information. 🙂



    chaimberlin702 – Do you like having guests on Shabbos?

    Are you near the hotel?



    There is only one place in the world for Jews to live, our homeland ISRAEL! Come home we are waiting for you!



    porty-i know people from there. but they all moved away…it does seem nice though.

    Chaimberlin-how about we come out to you and check it out???? lol


    I don’t understand what everyone is talking about.

    I’m 99.97% sure that outside of NY there are only swamps, deserts and maybe a village or two. But I’m no geology expert.



    wait, theres places in the world other than flatbush?



    So I assume the below specs dont exist?

    1- Easy to get to Brooklyn or NYC with public transportation (in an hr or less),

    2- Where you can walk to a grocery, and

    3- Get a nice size house for something over 500,000

    If not, which communities come closest to the above specifications?


    ☕️coffee addict

    To wisewoman: If interested there is a house for sale in Sharon MA

    4 bed/2.5 bath for $415,000

    To ofcourse: Passaic NJ fits all three criterias



    well there is passaic. depending on where you live, you can walk to the local grocery (Kosher Konnection) and the houses are priced over 500,000. its finding one for less that is the issue. its also less than an hour to manhatten by public




    Of course there is!!!

    M O N S E Y



    Smile_its_EZ, I hear Monsey taxes are outrageous.



    Cincinnati, Ohio.

    1) Chabad elementary school and Yeshiva.

    2) Low cost of living

    3) VERY reasonable house prices (3-4 bedrooms $120,000)

    4) EDchoice vouchers!!

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