Founded in 1688 by the French Huguenots, and referred to as the “Queen city of the Sound”,
New Rochelle is located in Westchester County, at the southeastern point of continental New
York State. It lies on the Long Island Sound, bordered on the west by Pelham, Pelham Manor
and Eastchester, by Scarsdale to the north and east, and Mamaroneck and Larchmont to the
Located a mere 20 miles from Mid-town Manhattan, New Rochelle Real Estate offers easy, hassle free
commuter access to NYC, via Metro North Railroad/Amtrak, or via one of its’ many scenic
parkways. Tree lined boulevards in the North End and picturesque waterfront views of the Long
Island Sound to the east, New Rochelle Real Estate offers the perfect blend of both city and suburban living.
New Rochelle was home to many famous historical and cultural icons, including baseball
legends Lou Gehrig and Willie Mays, artist Norman Rockwell, and Revolutionary War patriot
Thomas Paine, who was granted 300 acres of land in gratitude for his service to the cause of
Perfect for growing families with young children, New Rochelle Real Estate offers access to award winning schools include
one high school, two junior high schools and ten elementary schools. Nearby, renowned
primary and secondary schools include the Thornton Donovan School, Iona Grammar and
Preparatory School, Ursuline Girls School and Salesian High School. New Rochelle is also
home to Iona College, College of New Rochelle and Monroe College.
The North End, bordering the villages of Scarsdale and Eastchester, provides easy access to
parkways, features many parks, lakes and a nature preserve. It also includes some of New
Rochelle’s most sought after tree lined neighborhoods. Architectural styles include Elizabethan
and Cotswold Tudors, Mediterranean-style villas, and classic colonials. These communities
include Wykagyl, Bonnie Crest, Wilmont Woods, Beechmont, Forest Heights, Paine Heights and
Quaker Ridge. The North End has it all. Great schools, houses of worship, golf courses,
playgrounds and parks, diverse dining, shopping and more, are located here.
Closer to downtown, and the Long Island sound. the historical district of Residence Park, was
one of the first planned residential parks and garden city communities in the country, and
featuring several distinct home styles, including Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Tudors.
New Rochelle’s waterfront is also abundantly blessed with both unsurpassed beauty and
public accessibility. In addition to a number of popular beach clubs, three City and one County
park claim a good portion of the 9 mile coastline, offering passive and active recreational
opportunities. The 20-acre Echo Bay area in the city’s East End is currently in the planning
stage for a dynamic new waterfront development featuring residences, shops, restaurants, and
Arts and entertainment abound in New Rochelle. The Library’s Ossie Davis Theatre and New
Rochelle High School’s state-of- the-art Linda E. Kelly Theater and Museum of Arts and Culture
offer ongoing music and arts programs, enriching the community. And with 38 recreational
facilities including parks, lakes, nature areas, playgrounds, hiking trails and a municipal marina,
New Rochelle’s Department of Parks and Recreation provides year-round activities
Whether to live, work, invest, visit or play, New Rochelle is a city worth discovering. Come and
see what our wonderful community has to offer!
Neal Cohen is the consummate salesperson. In fact, he’s been selling most of his life. At age 4, he worked with his grandfather and father in their upstate New York shoe stores, learning early on that loyalty to customers isn’t just an important thing, it’s the only thing. This passion and dedication to serve clients’ needs with integrity has endured throughout his professional career.
Neal is a licensed real estate salesperson who works with buyers and sellers in the Westchester area specializing in the New Rochelle/Larchmont market. He has lived in lower Westchester for over 20 years and currently resides in New Rochelle with his wife, Alice, and their two “tween” boys, William and Adam. Raising his family in lower Westchester, Neal intimately understands the communities he services, the nuances which make them great and is excited to share this passion and knowledge with his clients.
Prior to joining Platinum Drive, Neal had a successful 25+ year career in the footwear and apparel industry, working for Etienne Aigner, Bally of Switzerland and Kenneth Cole Productions in such diverse roles as Wholesale Account Executive, National Sales Manager and Vice President of Wholesale Planning and Finance. In 2000, Neal received Kenneth Cole’s Salesperson of the Year award and in 2001 and 2002, the “Whatever It Takes” award, recognizing the account executive who demonstrates the ability and willingness to go the “extra mile” to service their clients, utilizing “best in class” organizational skills, attention to detail and tenacious follow through.
Neal is a member of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors & the National Association of Realtors.