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4 Single-Family Homes With Budget-Friendly Charm


Think you can’t find a cute single-family home in Westchester for less than $500,000? Think again. These four houses, all located in reputable school districts, prove you don’t always have to break the bank to live in the 914. 


156 W Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale; 4 BR, 1.1 BA
1,777 sq. ft.; .37 acres; $12,539 estimated taxes

Like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life! This Colonial with rocking-chair porch boasts off-the-charts charm, light and bright interior spaces, new hardwoods and windows, plus a park-like setting with a nature trail behind the property and an extra-large driveway.

Listed by Iris Kalt, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services



7 Lee Rd, North Salem; 4 BR, 2 BA
1,820 sq. ft.; .49 acres; $9,660 estimated taxes

Cute and tidy with curb appeal to the max, this home — which was totally redone in 2009 — offers new electrical, septic, footing drains, gutters, and oil tanks. It also has central air and a three-zone heating system, plus design flourishes that include a wood-burning stone fireplace and granite kitchen countertops. Bonus: walk to town and train.

Listed by Mary Anne Marcucilli, Houlihan Lawrence



23 Ridge Rd, Croton-on-Hudson; 2 BR, 1BA
1,000 sq. ft.; .15 acres; $8,425 estimated taxes

This 1939 bungalow offers stunning Hudson River views, along with a cul-de-sac location and walkability to Croton schools and village. Chic dark-wood floors throughout, plus an updated open-concept kitchen, all-white modern bathroom, and pretty back deck add to the desirability. Finish the basement for an additional 500 sq. ft. of living space to alleviate the tight squeeze.

Listed by Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence




6 Crest Drive, Yorktown Heights; 3 BR, 1 BA
1,238 sq. ft.; .18 acres; $7,497 estimated taxes

With a beautifully renovated kitchen (complete with cozy breakfast nook), new hardwoods, a white-brick fireplace, and gleaming bath with reclaimed-wood details, there is a lot to love in this adorable home. A full basement offers ample storage; the yard comes kid-ready, with a swing set; the location is close to schools and the Somers Community Center.

Listed by Giner Real Estate