Westchester Real Estate 2012: The Most Popular Condominium Complexes in Westchester
We called. We emailed. We nagged, and nagged some more. Realtors are busy people, but we don’t give up. We asked: What are the most popular condominium complexes in the county? Their answers follow.
Discovery Cove at Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Dr, Croton-on-Hudson
This 167-unit, townhouse-style condominium complex, situated right on the Hudson and just a quarter-mile from the Croton Metro-North station, is designed for “active people who appreciate the outdoors.” There is a riverwalk with unobstructed views of the Hudson, tennis courts, two clubhouses, a weight room, and two heated pools. “It’s the only condo in Westchester that has a marina of one hundred seventy-three boats,” reports Coldwell Banker realtor Annette Gasparro. “Also, you can see gorgeous sunsets and the Palisades.” And for the not-so-active, there’s a jitney to the train.
Price Range: $375K to $1.5M Price Per Sq Ft: $280 to $371 Units for Sale: 3 Realtor Contact: Annette Gasparro (914) 329-7204/(914) 271-8500, ext 122; firstname.lastname@example.org
300 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
This eight-story, high-rise complex “is fairly new construction—2005—with two hundred eighty-one spacious units,” says Better Homes and Garden realtor Ken Sposato. “Additionally, the location in downtown White Plains means you can walk to anything. And the fitness center is great.” The walk to the Metro-North is about 20 minutes, but one of the best lunch sandwiches in the county can be had Melt Sandwich Shop—just across the street.
Price Range: $290K to $500K Price Per Sq Ft: $379 to $439 Units for Sale: 9 Realtor Contact: Ken Sposato (914) 774-9595; email@example.com
Route 9, Ossining
Less pricey than the more recently constructed Discovery Cove in Croton but offering similar Hudson River views, this waterside complex, built in 1999, consists of 140 semi-attached homes and 28 clustered town homes. Arthur Haviland, property manager, says Mystic has a significant reserve fund. “The condo is proactive in adding money to the reserve.” Among the amenities: a clubhouse with bar, sauna, and pool table; jitney service from 5 am until late night to the Ossining Metro-North train station (2.2 miles away); pool; nature trail to river; tennis court; and fitness center.
Price Range: $550K to $640K Price Per Sq Ft: $174 to $241 Units for Sale: 3 Realtor Contact: Michael Trinchitella, RE/MAX Classic Realty (914) 403-4868; firstname.lastname@example.org
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1 Scarsdale Rd, Tuckahoe
A former factory was converted
into this six-floor, 88-unit, loft-style condominium complex in 2008; units have white ceramic tile in the bath, Kohler sinks, and oak floors. “We attract a lot of first-time young buyers, empty-nesters, and business people from Manhattan who love the fact they can walk across the street to the Metro-North,” says sales agent Bonnie Paolucci. “It’s twenty-nine minutes to Midtown. Also, all the apartments have gas fireplaces and feel larger than they are because the ceilings range from eleven to fourteen feet high.” A pool, tennis court, lighted riverwalk, sauna, and fitness center with Pilates and yoga room make it a building for healthy-living junkies.
Price Range: $535K to $640K Price Per Sq Ft: $365 to $431 Units for Sale: 5 Realtor Contact: Bonnie Paolucci (914) 961-9003
1 Water’s Edge, Rye
These 76 townhouse-style residences built in 1980 sit on the tony Rye waterfront. “Buyers really like that it’s a shoreline property,” says sales agent Frank Pagnani. “Oakland Beach is right across the street, and Rye Town Park right beyond that. The units have great light, most have a patio, and all have a fireplace. A serene environment.” If the beach isn’t your thing, there’s a waterside pool on the grounds.
Price Range: $840K to $1.2M Price Per Sq Ft: $394 to $467 Units for Sale: 2 Realtor Contact: Frank Pagnani, HarborView Properties (914) 834-8200, ext 105.