Westchester County, New York is a mixture of moderate size cities and small towns and villages. It is just north of the Bronx and an easy commute to Manhattan by either Metro North to Grand Central Station or Amtrak to Penn Station. This is one thing that you may want to take into consideration when choosing a community in Westchester County.
For less than $200,000 you will have a choice of studio, one and two bedroom co ops, mostly in pre war buildings, but there are some in converted town houses and garden apartment complexes. Take a look at this sample of what is available and you will get a really good idea of what you will find. Compared to the prices in Manhattan, co ops in Westchester County are real bargains, and some of them are less than a half hour from mid town.
If you see a community that interests you, take some time to come up and spend at least a day going around and getting a feel of the place and see if it matches your style. When you buy a property, you are also buying a life style and if you feel that the stores and attractions are places you would frequent, then it is a community to put on your yes list.
So do you homework, make sure you know what questions you want to ask, and connect with a realtor in the community you want. Realtors can find out about properties coming on the market before they are advertised and you can get a head start on the best ones.
Yonkers is one of the communities most convenient to Manhattan, and that is taking into considerations communities in the other Boroughs of New York City. It is so close to the North Bronx, you can almost reach out and shake hands with your neighbors there. Yonkers is a good size city, and there is an Amtrak station, as well as busses that go to Manhattan.
Studio co ops start at about $55,000
One bedroom at about $70,000
Two bedroom co ops at $115,000
Mount Vernon is another city in Westchester County, though not as large as Yonkers. It is also very convenient to Manhattan, only here the transportation is Metro North that takes you right to Grand Central Station in about a half hour.
Studio co ops start at about $60,000
one bedroom at about $75,000
two bedroom co ops at about $150,000
Peekskill is a little further north than Yonkers and Mount Vernon. It is also smaller and more country like. It is the home of Bear Mountain State Park and the transportation is by Metro North and will take close to an hour to reach Grand Central Station.
Studio co ops start at about $70,000
one bedroom co ops at about $115,000
two bedroom co ops at about $170,000
Croton on Hudson
Croton on Hudson is a nice small village in Westchester County, with a population of less than 10,000. It definitely has a different atmosphere than the larger cities. It has its own Amtrak Station
studio co ups start at about $75,000
Ossining is another small village in Westchester County and it is on the Metro North line,
studio co op starts at about $85,000
a one bedroom co op starts at about $100,000
a two bedroom co op at about $165,000
White Plains is a city in South Westchester County, but not bordering on New York City, It has an Amtrak Station and it is about an hour to Penn Station in Manhattan
studio co op starts at about $85,000
one bedroom co op starts at about $115,000
New Rochelle is a city an is just about 2 miles north of the Bronx and you have a choice of transportation here, Metro North to Grand Central Station
studio co ops start at about $90,000
one bedroom co ops start at about $100,000
a two bedroom at about $175,000
Walking the streets of the Village of Bronxville is like waling through a quaint English Tudor country village. It is about 15 miles north of Manhattan and on the Metro North Side.
studio co ops start at about $100,000
two bedroom co ops at about $160,000