First hand thoughts, comments and experiences from real people and neighbors, living, working and raising families all across Suburban Westchester County NY.  We look forward to sharing many more stories with you over the coming weeks, months and years.

Guest Profile Week #4:  Dana & her Family

Where did you move from? 

We moved from Hoboken, New Jersey to Westchester County twelve years ago.  My husband and I are both from New Jersey and met at law school at Rutgers Law School – Newark.

What were a couple of the deciding factors for moving to the suburbs?

My husband took a job in Purchase, New York and I was working in Manhattan.  We grew up in and love the suburbs and had our son, who was two at the time, so we decided that Westchester was the perfect place for us.  The commute to Manhattan was very easy, the towns are so lovely here and Westchester has some of the country’s top-notch schools.  Now, my husband reverse commutes to Manhattan and I work in Westchester.

Are you a Northern, Southern, Rivertowns, Sound Shore or Central Westchester resident & why?

Southern Westchester – We love all of Westchester but live in Southern Westchester.  The commute to Manhattan cannot be beat.  We also love the convenience here of so many great shopping options, supermarkets and restaurants.

What do you like most about your home’s community?

Rye Brook is a very small town with a small town feel.  There is a tremendous sense of community here.  Everyone really helps each other and it is extremely organized.  We live right down the block from a terrific park with many ball fields and a brand new playground.  My kids have instant get-togethers with their friends at the park.

What do you appreciate most about your suburban home?

I appreciate my backyard, where we have room for a trampoline, ping-pong table and basketball hoop to keep the kids active outside.  We have a great garden (my husband has a green thumb) in which we plant vegetables sold by my sons’ school’s PTA.

Fill in the Blanks.  My Favorite….

Restaurant = Bar Taco and Tarry Lodge, both in Port Chester, right next to Rye Brook, and Restaurant North in Armonk.

Park = Pine Ridge Park – Located right across from my house.

Workout / Gym = Lifetime Fitness – I have been a member since it opened.  It is close by and has classes that work out every body part!

Children’s Store = Lester’s in Rye Brook and Kohls in Port Chester.

Children’s Activity = going to see Westchester Knicks games at The County Center.

Any advice for people considering a move from NYC or anywhere in the world to Westchester Living?

Find a great and knowledgeable realtor to help you find your perfect home!  I have my own law practice in Westchester specializing in residential real estate law.  I love hearing how much my clients love their homes and community – whether they are buying or selling them!

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Jennifer epitomizes Platinum Drive Realty’s motto “I grew up here. I live here. I sell homes here” and she is known for providing each of her clients with an exceptional experience guided by her expert local knowledge.  She works tirelessly to ensure each of her clients has a professional, enjoyable and successful Westchester community & home buying search or selling experience.  She often remains very friendly with her clients and welcomes the opportunity to be an ongoing resource as they settle into Westchester Living.  Every step she takes will embody her core principals; integrity can never be compromised, clients’ interests always come first and character, commitment, and passion truly matter. For her buyer clients, Jennifer looks forward to the opportunity of being “Your NYC to Westchester” guide and real estate broker.  For her seller clients, Jennifer is proficient at implementing an aggressive marketing strategy in order to obtain the best price possible in a highly efficient and seamless manner.

Jennifer thoroughly enjoys assisting buyer clients in navigating the landscape of  the Westchester residential real estate market.  She is skilled at enabling clients to define where they see opportunity & facilitating the process from initial search through closing.  Jennifer was awarded the Platinum Drive Star Award for Outstanding Performance in Sales & Client Services in 2014 & Platinum Drive Realty’s Superstar Award for Excellence in Sales and Client Services 2015 & 2016 for her outstanding performance in sales and client service.

In addition to her passion for local real estate, Jennifer has a firsthand understanding of home renovation and new construction.  Upon moving from NYC to Scarsdale, she and her husband performed an extensive renovation on their first home.  After completion, they moved onto their second project in Larchmont, a full house renovation and expansion.  More recently she is active with local developers who specialize in new home construction, home expansions and renovations.  Jennifer has the ability to understand a home’s full potential and can help clients find or create their dream home.

Jennifer is the Manager of Platinum Drive Realty’s Larchmont Office.  Jennifer was raised in Scarsdale.  After graduating from Scarsdale High School, Jennifer received a BA in Child Study & Sociology from Tufts University and an MA in Language & Literacy from New York University.  Jennifer currently lives in Larchmont with her husband, Michael, and their three sons, Braden, Devon & Zane.  She specializes in communities in Southern Westchester with a concentrated focus on the Sound Shore Communities of Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye Neck, Rye, New Rochelle as well as her hometown of Scarsdale.  Prior to real estate, Jennifer was a teacher in the Mamaroneck Public Schools.  Jennifer has a deep understanding of the local school systems and the needs of young families.

Professional Associations & Accreditations

Jennifer is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker & has her Accredited Buyer Representative designation (ABR) and her Seller Representative Specialist designation (SRS).  Jennifer is a member of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors & the National Association of Realtors.

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