Westchester County, New York, USA
With some of the most exclusive real estate in the country, Westchester County is the ideal setting for suburban luxury living with easy access to first-class urban amenities.
Steeped in history, Westchester County played a critical role in the Revolutionary War and later provided a pastoral country retreat for the industrialists who helped build the nation. Many of its most prestigious communities such as Rye, Larchmont, Chappaqua, Bedford and Scarsdaleoffer sumptuous residential options that typify the elegant lifestyle the region is famous for. They range from magnificent estates and villas to historic Victorians and Colonials—even some that George Washington may have slept in.
Framed by the Hudson River on the west and the Long Island Sound to the southeast, Westchester offers plenty of waterfront properties--many with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Exclusive Manursing Island in Rye is home to a number of extraordinary residences. Eight-figure sales prices for custom-built manor homes with water views are not uncommon.
The county’s interior is a geographical playground, with parks, rolling hills, rivers and room to grow especially in the northern communities. The hamlet of Chappaqua is one of the most exclusive addresses on the globe. Those seeking country estates can choose among such options as a 20-room Colonial with a private lake and indoor basketball court to a 20-acre estate nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Westchester residents have easy access to Manhattan and everything “The City That Never Sleeps” offers, yet they can also enjoy plenty of art, culture, theater, shopping and fine dining on their own turf. There are more than 50 parks and recreational centers, numerous golf courses, farms for children to explore and historic sites such as the Hudson River Museum and Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow. The village of Sleepy Hollow is famous in its own right, especially during Halloween with its many ghost tours and witching season attractions.