The Landing Lifestyle | Dobbs Ferry, NY

Dobbs Ferry, NY is a village located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, 20 miles north of Manhattan and part of the Town of Greenburgh. In that village you will find The Landing in Dobbs Ferry, an enclave of attached single family homes or townhomes. It offers a very carefree vacation-like lifestyle. It is a great community with a pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. The exterior maintenance, snow removal and landscaping are all taken care of for you.

It is a great commute to Manhattan, beautiful, convenient and relatively quick. Just walk or drive from your home at The Landing to the Ardsley-on-Hudson train station, just minutes away. Board the Metro North Hudson Line and enjoy the beautiful views of the Hudson River as you travel south about 40 minutes to Grand Central.

You can also enjoy the Old Croton Aqueduct path that is at the entrance of The Landing complex. The Aqueduct is actually a park that connects all of the Rivertowns together. It was once the pathway for the NYC water supply that flowed from the Catskills to New York City.

Downtown Dobbs Ferry has an array of different shops and restaurants for every occasion. On Cedar Street check out the Dawg House for a delicious and exotic hot dog, Tomatillo for a fresh Tex-Mex option. The Parlor has spectacular pizza and The Cookery is amazing as well, just to name a few. Half Moon is another Dobbs Ferry option along the Hudson River and has a patio where you can enjoy a great meal, good company, and beautiful sunsets with the Manhattan skyline in the background.

Dobbs Ferry has a special service that not many other communities have, a community shuttle that will give you a ride home from the train station during the evening commute. It is run and managed by the Dobbs Ferry Police and it adds to the great sense of a small town community you experience in Dobbs Ferry.

Other Dobbs Ferry assets include a community pool at Gould Park, an 8 acre park located on Ashford Avenue. In addition to the pool it includes a basketball court, playground, softball/baseball field, football/soccer field, volleyball net and bathroom facilities.

Additional Park Options:

Juhrig Park is another wonderful park, a 75 acre pristine nature preserve which offers residents an area for biking and hiking.

Memorial Park is at 105 Palisade Street. This 3.5 acre park contains a basketball court, playground, wading pool, little league field, bocce ball court and bathroom facilities.

Waterfront Park, the most recently updated park, is a 10 acre recreation area overlooking the Hudson River containing a playground, covered stage, fishing pier, bathroom facilities, exercise equipment, boat dock and picnic area.

Additional School options:

In addition to the Dobbs Ferry public schools, The Masters School is a coed day and boarding school for students from fifth through twelfth grade. It is located on a majestic 96-acre campus, just 12 miles from Manhattan.

One of Mercy College’s campuses is located in Dobbs Ferry. Mercy was founded in 1950, and is currently home to over 5,000 full-time undergrads and over 11,000 part-time and commuter students. With strong NCAA Division II sports teams, Mercy brings another sense of community to the already unified Dobbs Ferry.

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This Fall and Winter..Avoid Water Damage!

After many years of working with buyers and being present in their inspections, I have learned how important it is to make sure your gutters are free of leaves and debris.

The purpose of the gutters is to take water away from your house. This is important because that same water, if not directed away from your house, can cause water problems at your foundation and possibly in your basement.

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The other issue that can happen during the winter, which did happened to me, is the gutters didn’t drain properly and held the water and froze. Somehow that water or ice backed up into the corner of my house and the water then seeped into the exterior walls and ran down two stories in the corner of my house, causing drywall damage.

img_2855I have lived in my home for over 14 years and I do have my gutters cleaned every fall but now I have to be even more diligent to make sure they are draining properly and not holding any water, freezing, melting and leaking back into my house.

As we prepare to enter into the cooler months, this would absolutely be a tip that I highly recommend to any homeowners, or soon to be homeowners. You will greatly appreciate skipping the headache and extra expense of fixing water damaged walls!

Happy Fall!

~ Debra

 

The Yard Gods are Calling!

I work with many buyers moving to the Rivertowns from Manhattan. Often one of the first items on their new home “wish list” is a yard. They often comment “If I am going to leave the City and all it offers, I want a yard”.

I have the fortune of being the listing agent for an amazing Irvington property that has THE best yard in the area. 297 Riverview Road in Irvington, NY is a rare property. It has a flat fenced-in backyard with lush green grass, large enough to add a pool if that is your desire. The Rivertowns tend to be hilly so you don’t see a yard like this very often.

It is nestled adjacent to the Irvington Woods, a 400 acre nature preserve. The unrivaled location affords a walk to school and is just minutes to all Village amenities including the short commute into NYC via Metro North train. This elegant and well-maintained home sits at the crest of Riverview Road, one of the more sought-after locations in Irvington. Very private, perched above other homes and surrounded by mature trees.

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Over 6000 sq. ft. of living space consisting of 5-6 bedrooms, 6 baths and a full finished walk-out lower level. A fabulous great room along the back of the house is complete with a family room, wet bar and fireplace, breakfast room, open kitchen with a center island and high-end appliances – the perfect stage for great entertaining! Gatherings with your family and friends continue, as you step outside the great room onto an expansive bluestone patio and as I said earlier, a yard unlike any other – private, lush- THE best yard in the area!