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 #6: Nancy & her family
Where did you move from?
We moved from Brooklyn almost 15 years ago
What were a couple of the deciding factors for moving to the suburbs?
We wanted great public schools, close to family and an easy commute to NYC for my husbands work.
Are you a Northern, Southern, Rivertowns, Sound Shore or Central Westchester resident & why?
I was born and raised in Briarcliff Manor. Growing up I spent my summers on the Long Island Sound. We knew we definitely wanted a Sound Shore town or River town.
What do you like most about your home’s community?
We love our community and neighborhood. There are tons of kids everywhere with a great park right down street. Its just low key and so easy going. We love that we are so close to the water, train and town which is so convenient. We try to take advantage of everything that the area has to offer.
What do you appreciate most about your suburban home?
We have a home that was originally built in 1904. When we remodeled 3 years ago we kept as many of the original features as we could instead of tearing the house down. I love the character, original floors that squeak and high ceilings.
Fill in the Blanks. My Favorite….
Restaurant = Saltaire Oyster Bar in Port Chester NY
Park / Outdoor Activity = SUP (paddle boarding :)) Favorite park is Harbor Island Park. They have a great playground for the kids, tons of green space plus it is right on the water and only a few steps away from Mamaroneck Avenue where you can eat and shop. I also happen to be the owner of SUP Westchester. I found my love for the water and fitness at a young age growing up in Westchester County. I spent the majority of my early years swimming competitively and later completed numerous Olympic distance triathlons. With a passion for the water and a drive to stay fit, I decided to take up paddle boarding 6 years ago. I’m a World Paddle Association Certified Instructor and American Red Cross certified in First Aid/CPR/AED and Waterfront Lifeguarding. I look forward to seeing all of you on the water soon! www.supwestchester.com Mamaroneck NY
Workout / Gym = I love Flywheel Sports in Scarsdale NY.
Local Retailers = Stephanie’s Kloset in Larchmont NY
Children’s Activity = My kids love going to Playland. They are at the age where they go on their own which is great and Rye NY is only a few minutes away.
Any advice for people considering a move from NYC or anywhere in the world to Westchester Living?
My advice would be to go for it! Living here you get the space, yard, schools and a friendly community while just 30 minutes away from the action.
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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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