*added 1-12-18 A must read link if NJ is on your short list:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-01-10/the-most-awful-transit-center-in-america-could-get-unimaginably-worse

1) Your Home’s Distance to Nearest Metro North Train Station

Many of Southern Westchester’s towns, villages and cities are in close proximity to train stations.  Some homes will offer an easy 5-15 minute walk or bicycle ride.  In other towns you might need to drive, utilize the local cab services which often act as train shuttles, or jump on the Bee Line public bus.  The further into Northern Westchester you settle it’s very likely you will be more dependent on driving to your train station.

2) Inquire About Parking Regulations & Availability at Your Home Town Train Station

It is absolutely necessary to call your prospective new community’s town hall to learn more about municipal parking availability, permitting, permit costs, wait lists and other parking option if municipal lots are full. Example Village of Larchmont Train Station Permits & Parking Info Example Town of Mamaroneck Parking Info

3) Explore Your Total Train Ride Time – Express & Local Trains

If you move from NYC and were an active subway commuter I often hear people compliment how comfortable the Metro North commute can be in comparison.  From time to time you might be the middle person in a three row seat which is considerably better than strap-hanging in a crowded subway.  Another silver lining…you’re sitting and now you can make the best of the commute time.  Check your emails, read a book or catch a 30 minute nap! Metro North (MTA) Website & Schedules

4) Download the Metro-North MTA Mobile Scheduling & E-Ticketing App

Link to eTix website

5) Carry an extra phone charger just in case!

The majority of the MTA trains have electrical outlets in each row.  To be on the safe side – carry an extra charger just in case.

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About Jenn: 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. Jennifer’s Website: westchesterliving.house Jennifer Facebook Page:  facebook.com/JenniferYRossRealtor Jennifer’s Instagram: instagram.com/westchesterlvng