When you live in the city, the suburbs can seem like a distant and foreign land. Driving a car? Having a backyard? Sure, these seem like nice things, but will you have to trade all of the convenience and excitement of the city when moving from NYC to the suburbs? Not exactly. Here are three things you should know about the NYC suburbs (and some of the best places to live outside of New York City).
Commuting can be a breeze
There are three Metro-North lines that serve the counties of Westchester and Fairfield: Harlem, Hudson and New Haven. The line that you use depends on the specific neighborhood you live in. There are several express trains to Grand Central in the NYC commuter towns, offering full express service (making no stops in between) or partial express service (making one or two stops in between). While most towns have at least one full express stop, others have multiple, making them convenient and ideal locations for commuters. See the list below for some of the best place to commute to NYC.
The Harlem Line Serving the South County and North County Top Full Express: White Plains, Scarsdale, Crestwood, Mount Vernon West
The Hudson Line Serving the Rivertowns Top Full Express: Croton-Harmon, Tarrytown, Yonkers Top Partial Express: Ossining
The New Haven Line Serving Sound Shore and Fairfield County, CT Top Full Express: Stamford, Rye, Larchmont Top Partial Express: Greenwich
To learn more about the commutes from different towns, view the Metro-North MTA Schedule here.
We're not your typical real estate agents.As former city dwellers, we appreciate the qualities that make city lifestyle so unique, from the convenience of walking to your favorite restaurant or corner store to the vast and diverse cultural and entertainment activities. But we’ve also experienced the challenges and frustrations that are motivating you to seek change. During our transition from the city to the suburbs, we had the same thoughts, concerns and questions, prompting us to create a better way to navigate the suburban home buying journey for others.