A thriving, active community on the waters of the Long Island Sound, New Rochelle, NY, is one of the most popular places to live in the state. The city features an assortment of housing options for every situation and budget, including condos, townhouses, apartments and many single-family homes. Home buyers have a wealth of options at their fingertips, with stately homes for sale that feature water views, gated neighborhoods and lush, green lawns and also historic starter homes with charm and charisma. For the New York City commuter (it's only 23 miles south) there are several outstanding townhouses and condos that offer water access and private parking.
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People flock to New Rochelle for the wealth of activities, strong community spirit and scenic surroundings. In fact, New Rochelle has been nationally recognized for several outstanding feats, including: being one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America (second best in New York State) by the American Podiatric Medical Association, and being the best city in New York State (2008,) and one of the best places in the nation to raise children by Business Week. Residents enjoy the area's five waterfront parks that feature family-friendly beaches, picnic pavilions, spectacular gardens and a bird sanctuary. Walking paths and biking trails abound for the outdoor enthusiast, and it isn't uncommon to find the streets of New Rochelle filled with morning joggers and bikers. There is also a high abundance of boating enthusiasts, with the Long Island Sound marinas being filled with yachts, sailboats and fishing vessels.
New Rochelle has earned the nickname of the "Home Town" for its significant number of single-family homes available. Families love the area for the good school district, abundance of city and neighborhood parks and the impressive public library. The downtown area of New Rochelle features high-rise condos, nursing homes, office buildings and affordable housing complexes. With the scenic water views and abundance of activities, it's no wonder that Forbes magazine listed New Rochelle, NY, as one of the 500 most expensive zip codes in the country. The north end of town tends to be a bit more expensive than the others, and features sprawling home estates in new neighborhoods like Kensington Woods, Riviera Shores and The Greens at Cherry Lawn. The town has created an abundance of affordable housing options too, with community-centered townhouse homes available. To find your own piece of paradise in New Rochelle, New York, browse our listings of available real estate in this appealing town.