While cities like White Plains and New Rochelle are generating buzz for their downtown revitalizations, the hottest neighborhood in Westchester’s most populous city is this enclave on the northern border. A flurry of recent condo and rental-apartment construction along the Hudson River in the Greystone neighborhood has brought renewed attention to this suburban sector of Yonkers.
“You’re right on the water — with immediate access to a dock and marina,” says Staci Zampa of Douglas Elliman in Chappaqua. “You have a view of the Tappan Zee and the George Washington Bridge. At the Riverview Club and River Tides, you have a direct access pathway to the Greystone train station.”
Zampa notes that two new rental properties offer many Manhattan-like amenities but at cheaper prices, starting at about $2,500 a month for a one-bedroom. And the neighborhood has condos with prices and taxes that are lower than most in Westchester, with one-bedroom units starting in the $350,000 range.
Neighborhood amenities include the recently renovated factory building known as the Boyce Thompson Center, which has a Starbucks, several restaurants, medical offices, and a blow-dry bar. The neighborhood is so close to the border of Hastings-on-Hudson that Greystone residents easily and frequently walk into the popular Rivertown village. The area also boasts the idyllic Untermyer Gardens and the Hudson River Museum.