Considering a move to The Big Apple, but don't want to deal with the bustling city life of Manhattan? Westchester County is the perfect option for families who love the charming small town vibe but also want to maintain close proximity to the city. You'll find beautiful homes and calm, easy living across a number of our historic communities. If you do decide you'd like to get out and experience all excitement of city life, Manhattan is just a 30-minute train ride away.
There are many reasons why Westchester County is considered one of the best places to live in America. Since Our REALTORS® are always telling clients about all the great things Westchester County has to offer, we thought we'd share a few with you:
Our REALTORS® have been busy spending weekends grilling and relaxing on the patio this summer, so we're constantly thinking of new ways to improve our outdoor space. Beautifully maintained landscaping and a comfortable porch or patio can make your outdoor space more relaxing, and it can also make your home more attractive when it comes time to sell. It's definitely worth the investment.
If you're looking for new ways to make your exterior and landscaping shine this summer, here are some great tips:
We're all about great dining experiences in Westchester County, and our huge selection of amazing restaurants has given rise to a great local food scene. We're home to many of the region's top fine dining establishments.
Enjoying a meal at an upscale restaurant is often a great way to celebrate life's biggest events. Whether it's a romantic first date, a wedding shower, or a family celebration, dining at a nice restaurant can make the event even more special. If you're looking for some of the highest quality cuisine, an elegant or classy atmosphere, and excellent service, here are some great local dining recommendations from our REALTORS®.
Your home is among your most valuable assets, so when it comes time to sell, you naturally want to do everything in your power to maximize your return on investment. Even small actions can have a huge impact on your sale price, especially in today's hot real estate market. Fortunately, the steps for a successful home sale are fairly straightforward and have been proven effective time and time again.
When our clients ask how they can get the best return on their home sale, our REALTORS® always recommend the following actions:
Gardening season is finally upon us. As winter finally rolls to an end, our REALTORS® are already busy gathering gardening supplies and preparing for the warm weather. Creating the perfect spring garden requires a lot of work and preparation, so we often spend the last couple of weeks of cold weather getting everything in order. Things can get busy when planting time comes around, so it never hurts to start early.
To help you get ready for gardening season, here is a quick list of things you can do now to prepare:
Our REALTORS® are already busy making breakfast plans for March 25th in celebration of Waffle Day. Whether you're in need of a filling meal or looking for a sweet treat, waffles can fit either need! Waffles are so versatile; you can make them any way you like. We love them with a slightly crispy exterior, warm fluffy interior, and topped with delicious syrup and butter.
Home renovation projects are a good way to increase your property value and earn a higher ROI when it comes time to sell. Updates and upgrades come in all shapes and sizes and often selecting, organizing, and prioritizing them can be a challenge.
While DIY home improvement projects can save you a lot of money, they can also be complicated and time-consuming. Whether you're looking to finish the basement, replace a roof, or add new flooring, our REALTORS® always recommend bringing a sense of order and organization to your home renovation projects to keep you on track. Here are some tips to help you along the way:
If you're looking for a good way to cope with the winter chill this year, might we suggest a warm bowl of soup? January is National Soup Month, so now is the time to head out and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup at your favorite Westchester Restaurant. Soup is so versatile — whether it's French Onion, Chicken Noodle, or Broccoli & Cheese, our REALTORS® have so many favorites that they could easily eat soup every night of the week. Here are some of our top recommendations for soup destinations in Westchester County:
Interior decorating is a favorite wintertime activity for our REALTORS®, and we've become quite the pros when it comes to sprucing up our mantles. Your fireplace and mantle are the centers and focal points of your entire living room, which is why it's always a good idea to get your decor just right.
Known for their versatility and deliciousness, sandwiches are the quintessential American meal. Whether you like them hot or cold, everybody has their own unique favorite combination of bread, meat, cheese, and veggies.
Did you know National Sandwich Day is November 3? Talk about a great opportunity to head out and grab your favorite signature sandwich, sub, or wrap. New York is famous for its deli-style sandwiches, so our REALTORS® thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share a list of our favorite sandwich destinations around Westchester County.
May is officially National Hamburger Month, so it's a great excuse to get out of the house, grab a burger, and try a new local restaurant. One of the best things about burgers is that they're so customizable, so they can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of taste preferences or dietary restrictions. There are so many Westchester restaurants known for their delicious burgers, but our REALTORS® selected five of their favorite burger joints in the area:
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in Westchester County, it's also the most delicious. Some of our favorite local restaurants pride themselves on their healthy, delicious breakfasts — and residents love them. Whether you enjoy pancakes and eggs, or oatmeal and yogurt, Westchester County restaurants have breakfast options for everyone.
Our REALTORS® love starting their day by spending quality time with family around breakfast, so they compiled a list of the top breakfast spots in Westchester County.
Winter is on its way to Westchester, which means the holidays will be here before we know it. Our REALTORS® agree that it's been a tough year for everyone and that good tidings mixed with some holiday cheer will brighten our spirits. Though holiday events will look a little different this year, you can still enjoy a magical evening with your family by driving to see these stunning holiday light displays around Westchester.
Santa's not the only one who loves cookies during the holidays. These iconic treats are so popular that Cookie Day is celebrated each year. On Friday, December 4, join our REALTORS® by indulging your sweet tooth at these wonderful bakeries around Westchester.