Top 16 Websites to Explore During Your Westchester Home Search

Jennifer Y. Ross
Jennifer Y. Ross
Published on December 21, 2017


As you begin your Westchester Community & Home search some of the easiest places to start your journey are online.  There is a wealth of information on various websites with special focus on community ratings & statistics, schools, lifestyles, dining and entertainment attractions.  We’ve compiled some of our favorite websites in this blog post.


As you dive into exploring websites don’t hesitate to shoot me an email, a text or FB messenger note with any questions or comments you have.  I truly enjoy being an active resource during your learning, exploring and search phase and even after you’re settled into your new community and home. You can also join a broader discussion on Facebook by joining “FromNYCtoWestchesterLiving” group.  Here you can follow existing conversations or post a question and get the inside scoop from locals across all of Westchester County.


During the exploration phase another great option is to join us at an event in your own NYC neighborhood.   We are the “FromNYCtoWestchesterLiving” market thought leaders – hosting events across NYC (Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Long Island City, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Financial District & Battery Park City).  Our event panel discussion is designed to provide guests with a fair and balanced approach to continuing life in NYC or exploring your NYC suburban options.  We bring together local NYC neighborhood real estate expert – so you can learn more first hand about your current neighborhood’s real estate market (upsizing/downsizing opportunities), a local mortgage lender (because financing is usually critically important) and our team of NYC Suburban real estate brokers from Long Island, Westchester, Fairfield County & Northern New Jersey.  We end the event with a lively Q&A where guests have historically engaged with the panel and other guests to ask questions and share stories.  Stay tuned for our first quarter 2018 event announcements.  Hope you can join us!


After you’ve gotten your feet wet exploring communities and homes online and at events – now you’ve got to get out and kick the tires.  This is where we truly excel.  Over the last decade we have perfected our signature private curated Suburban Excursion Tours (click link to learn more and register).  These fun, energetic and free tours offer prospective Westchester residents the opportunity for hands on exploration of selected towns, villages, communities & homes.  The tours will help you connect the dots between what you’ve read online and what you’ve heard from friends, family and colleagues.  Nothing beats seeing a local elementary school.  Stopping by a local park or playground.  Grabbing a coffee or stopping in for a meal at local popular dining establishment.  Walking the “Main St.” to check out local shopping options.  Try to strike up a conversation with the people around you – ask them questions.  I’m sure they will be happy to share their thoughts and feelings with you.


The whole process is intended to help you explore, feel & match the community vibe & culture with your wants, needs and desires.  Carefully consider what is your ideal outcome and begin to describe how you are going to move from beginning to end to achieve that outcome.  I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon! Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from my family to yours! Jenn, Michael, Braden, Devon & Zane

  GUIDES: Larchmont / Mamaroneck Guide  Scarsdale Guide Harrison / Purchase Guide Rye Guide Pelham Guide

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Inside the Ultimate Guide you’ll find valuable data and info on public schools, private schools, nursery schools, restaurants, arts & entertainment activities, shopping and several town guides.  If you missed it click the link above to request your free copy.

  Example links below are for Rye, NY




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Westchester Magazine TripAdvisor

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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. Jennifer’s Website: Jennifer Facebook Page: Jennifer’s Instagram:


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