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November
14

Your local brewery is one of the best places to find great food and drinks. Here are the Westchester County breweries you should visit.

The rise of craft beer has had a huge impact on communities all over the country, as new breweries are starting up all the time. However, breweries offer so much more than beer! They provide a unique atmosphere often filled with local art, great food, games, and entertainment.

It just so happens we have some of New York's best breweries right here in Westchester County. If you're looking for a laid-back atmosphere and delicious beer, and want to support local businesses, our REALTORS® recommend a visit to one of these fantastic local breweries:

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August
23

Pack a lunch and join your friends and family at these Westchester County picnic spots.

If you're looking for ways to enjoy this summer's final weekends, why not pack up some food, grab your friends and family, and head on over to your favorite Westchester County Park for a picnic? Picnics are a great way to get some sun and fresh air, plus our area's natural beauty can't be beat. It helps set the perfect backdrop for a picnic and also makes our local parks so special.

Our REALTORS® love picnicking on the weekends, and we've become quite the experts on our local parks and amenities. Here are our six favorite Westchester County picnic spots this year:

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July
26

Ready to make the big move? Here's why you should set your sights on Westchester County.

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:

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July
6

The patio is one of the most important spaces during the warmer months. Here's how you can give it an upgrade.

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:

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May
31

Looking for a dining experience you won't forget? Visit these Westchester County restaurants for exceptional food and wine.

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®.

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May
3

Selling a home and getting the price you want takes a lot of finesse. Here's how you can sell your property like a pro.

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:

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April
4

Gardening season is just about here, so we put together some pointers that will ensure you have a beautiful garden through summer.

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:

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March
21

Light, fluffy waffles are the perfect treat on the right morning. Here's where you can find them throughout Westchester County.

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.

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March
7

Home renovations can take a lot of energy out of you, which is why it's important to stay organized. Here's how you can keep up with all your projects.

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:

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February
21

Local Mexican restaurants are a staple in any community. Here's where you can find great Mexican cuisine in Westchester County.

Is there a better snack than a warm, crunchy tortilla chip? It's a favorite of Our REALTORS®, who love having lunch or dinner at some of our wonderful Westchester County Mexican restaurants.

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January
18

If chilly weather is lowering your spirits, try out these warm and delicious soups from Westchester County restaurants.

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:

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December
6

The fireplace stands out most in your home during the winter months. Here's how you can tastefully decorate it without being excessive.

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. 

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November
1

It takes a lot of skill to craft a perfect sandwich, which is why it should be no surprise there are so many great sandwich shops in Westchester County. Here are some you shouldn't pass up.

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.

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May
10

May is officially National Hamburger Month, so it's a great excuse to get out of the house, grab a burger, and try these Westchester County restaurants.

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:

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March
8

Break out your morning routine and stop by these top restaurants and cafes around Westchester County for a great breakfast.

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.

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December
7

Holiday Light Displays - Westchester County, NY - Park Sterling Realty

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.

  1. Westchester's Winter Wonderland — 1 Bronx River Pkwy Rd., Valhalla, NY 10595
    Since 2014, no Christmas has been complete without a stop to see the lights at Kensico Dam Plaza. Though they won't offer walking visits, you can still check out Westchester's Winter Wonderland via a drive-thru holiday light extravaganza. This affordable event features 1.2-miles of dazzling lights. Listen to their music conveniently through your car radio and wave to Santa as you pass by. If you're in the area all week inspecting Valhalla homes for sale, consider visiting the Winter Wonderland with your children multiple times as different characters make appearances each night.

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November
30

Bakeries for Cookies - Westchester, NY - Park Sterling Realty

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.  

  • Milk N Cookies - 270 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543
    Everyone's a kid at Milk N Cookies, a unique dessert spot that satisfies any sweet dreams. Their premium stuffed cookies come in tempting flavors such as churro, Oreo cheesecake, and oatmeal apple pie. Need more of a sugar rush? Belly up to the cereal bar, where you can blend Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, and other childhood favorites in ice cream and milkshakes. Purists can simply enjoy a bowl of cereal and milk. Treat yourself after a day of viewing Mamaroneck homes for sale. Hours are 11 a.m. - midnight Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.

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