Escaping the City Life? 9 Reasons to Relocate to Westchester With Fiona Dogan

In the fast-paced world of Manhattan and the hip neighborhoods of Brooklyn, city living has its allure. The convenience, the buzz, and the endless list of activities at your fingertips are hard to resist. However, as the recent pandemic unfolded, it’s apparent to many city dwellers that a change of scenery might be in order. That’s where Westchester County comes into the picture. 

Buyers considering a move away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll need expert guidance. I helped many families relocate from New York City to Westchester during the pandemic—and made the move myself 17 years ago. With extensive real estate knowledge and nearly two decades of hands-on experience, I can help you seamlessly transition from the city to the ‘burbs.   

9 reasons Why Westchester Should Be on Your Radar 

Space to Breathe

One of the first things you’ll notice when you move to Westchester County is the abundant space. No more cramped apartments or tight living quarters. Westchester offers roomy homes, sprawling backyards, waterfront recreation, verdant parks, sandy beaches, and a sense of peace and tranquility you won’t find in the city.  

Top-rated public schools

If you have children, the cost and stress of private schools in the city might be weighing on your mind. Westchester County boasts excellent public schools, alleviating the financial and emotional burden. Having raised three children in Rye’s top-ranked school system, I can offer personal insights into what you’ll find in Westchester.  

Close-Knit Communities

Westchester is synonymous with small, welcoming communities. It’s the kind of place where your neighbors become friends, and community events bring everyone together. I understand the importance of having a sense of belonging and can guide you to communities that have a strong community spirit. 

Quality of Life

If the high costs of city living are becoming overwhelming, Westchester offers a breath of fresh air. I know the Westchester market inside and out and can help you find a home that allows you to enjoy a better quality of life without breaking the bank. 

Work-Life Balance

Remote work opportunities are here to stay. I can help you find a property with that provides an ideal backdrop for a balanced lifestyle. Imagine working from your home office with a view of your own yard instead of a cramped city apartment! 

Education and Enrichment

Westchester County and its many towns and villages offer quality schools and a variety of enrichment activities. Your children can receive an excellent education, and you won’t have to sacrifice cultural experiences like arts and performances, which are readily available in nearby NYC. I can point you to the array of community resources available. 

Commuting Made Easy

Commuting is a significant factor for many considering a move. Westchester County strikes the right balance with its proximity to the city. I’ll help you find communities with easy train access, ensuring that you’re not too far from Manhattan. 

Escape Without Being Too Far

While Westchester provides a peaceful retreat from city life, it’s not so remote that you feel like you’re in a second home or vacation territory. It’s less than an hour from Manhattan, so you can still enjoy all the city has to offer without the daily stress. 

Affordable and Modern Housing

You can count on my expertise to help you identify comfortable housing options that work for your budget. With my seasoned guidance, you can explore the options that align best with your needs and preferences. Whether you’re a family looking for a more affordable and balanced lifestyle or an individual seeking a tranquil retreat from city living, Westchester County has got you covered. 

If you’re ready to escape the city and embrace a new way of life, I’d be happy to work with you. Ready to make the move? Contact me for a consultation. 

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