In addition to being part of the award-winning Byram Hills School District, the area between Armonk and the Village of Pleasantville--between Nannyhagen and continuing on Bear Ridge Road--offers residents access to the best that both towns have to offer and more.
“The Pleasantville side of town has its benefits,” says Sabrina Christiansen who lives in the Suzanne Lane neighborhood. “We’ve got quick and easy access to four towns, Armonk, Pleasantville, Chappaqua and Hawthorne, where my husband takes an economical train ride to the city.” This part of the County also offers quick and convenient access from King Street to Route 22 South for those wanting to hop on the express trains at North White Plains or White Plains.
“It’s incredibly family-oriented and everyone looks out for one another,” says Neil Lesher, Pheasant Run resident and owner of Bowls in Armonk. Living in a wooded area with rolling hills where deer are a familiar sight, Neil adds, “We feel like we’re in the country, while not being far from the city.”
“If convenient location and strong sense of community are what you are looking for, I’ll show you The Estates and the residences in the Deerfield and Suzanne Lane areas,” says Mike Neeley, Associate Real Estate Broker and Brokerage Manager of Houlihan Lawrence. “You’ll find people using their yards and children biking, skateboarding and playing games on the wide streets.”
“Once listed, houses here often sell before the price needs to be reduced,” continues Mike. “For example, in Mount Pleasant with Byram Hills Schools, we’ve had one closing a month since January, eight homes are in contract and 21 homes are active listings with several accepted offers.”
Contributing to that sense of community and found on Bear Ridge Road is the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, which among its many services, offers preschool, after-school, tween, teen, adult and summer camp programs.
Being in the middle is also beneficial on the cultural front. In Armonk, residents can enjoy and participate in community theatre with the Armonk Players and The Small Town Theatre Company’s varied performing arts programs. In Pleasantville, the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab offer independent, documentary and films from the world’s cinema, as well as classes in this medium.
“Sometimes it’s nice to be close to everything, but not in the center of everything,” adds Sabrina, who notes she appreciates the privacy and seclusion of her home. “We don’t always get cell service, but I’m just fine not ‘being connected’ all the time.”
Armonk has so many great restaurants and shops to offer. Pleasantville has its own selection of these offerings as well, not to mention a weekly farmer’s market, a book store, a diner, a shoe store, and some of the best gas prices around. So now you see why being in the middle can be just the place to be.
You can visit Houlihan Lawrence at 399 Main Street, Armonk, or call (914) 273-9505 and speak with our Brokerage Manager Barry Graziano. For more information and property inventory, see www.houlihanlawrence.com.