(DNAINFO)Â Amy ZimmerÂ âÂ Judith and Jonathan Heimowitz left their rental on the Upper East Side last year for a 1960s colonial with a backyard and pool inÂ Edgemont, a small, leafy community near Scarsdale, whose school district was recently heralded asÂ No. 1 in the country.
When “toddlers started to happen,” they realized it was time to leave Manhattan, said Judith, 32, a digital marketer who now stays home with her 3-year-old and 1-year-old, with another on the way.
Before they moved, schools had already become a stressor. On the Upper East Side, where many nurseries require parents write application essays, “preschool put people over the edge financially and emotionally,” she said.