NYC Suburbs

New York Suburbs

The pandemic has caused a mass exodus of city dwellers intrigued by the slower-paced lifestyle offered by white picket fences and vibrant green yards in the suburbs. People are looking forward to leaving the hustle and bustle in favor of living somewhere with bigger homes, a stronger local community, and spacious yards. 

Thankfully for New Yorkers, there is a wide range of beautiful suburbs to choose from, whether searching for waterfront living or traditional, quiet tree-lined streets.

Beach Communities

Westport is popular for a good reason. It's an affluent, family-friendly town with top-notch schools conveniently located less than an hour away from the city. When it comes to beachside living, you can't beat Compo Beach (and its spectacular playground) and Sherwood Island State Park, which perches on the Long Island South.

Beachgoers flock to Greenwich because of its trendy downtown district and easy ferry access from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park to Great Captain Island. Greenwich also has a great public pool at Greenwich Point. While Greenwich and Westport are in neighboring Connecticut, Port Washington is in New York with boater's paradise on the Manhasset Bay. From marinas to waterfront restaurants, this community is a sanctuary for water lovers. Port Washington touts several beautiful beaches like the Bar Beach and North Hempstead Beach Park.

Ideal for Young Families

Astounding waterfront views, beautiful waterside living, and rich history combine to make Great Neck Garden one of the best places to raise a family and grow up on Long Island. Whether you're interested in recreational sailing or tennis, recreational opportunities abound. 

Jericho is one of the best places to live and raise a family in New York. Along with having a top-rated school district, the town is quiet and brimming with fantastic restaurants and neighborhood amenities. 

A cozy hamlet surrounded by wooded hillsides, Syosset is a spacious suburban area divided into subdivisions. There are plenty of significant shopping areas in the town, spread out between the myriad of horse farms and rolling hills.

Best Schools

Staples High School is located in Westport, home to one of the best school districts in Connecticut. Westport is part of District Reference Group A alongside Darien, Easton, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, and Wilton. 

Other suburbs in the New York area with excellent schools are Jericho, Woodbury, Syosset, Scarsdale, Brookville, Searingtown, Lake Success, University Gardens, and Herricks.

Great Restaurants


  • The Whelk: An upmarket seafood restaurant known for featuring local produce and sustainable choices
  • The Cottage: Seasonal New American dishes served in a chic, rustic space
  • Bistro Du Soleil: Fantastic Mediterranean establishment with exquisite fares and a welcoming atmosphere


New Haven 


  • The Shack: This breakfast nook is the perfect place for brunch or early-morning meal, including sumptuous cinnamon apple pancakes
  • Mirsina's Restaurant: A casual, laidback establishment known for its homey confines with American and Greek cuisine 

Great Amenities​​​​​​​

The great thing about living in the suburbs is that you can have privacy and more personalization. Purchase a single-family home that's away from the busy metropolitan lifestyle packed with bumper-to-bumper traffic. 

And while you might think giving up city living means losing access to great amenities, that couldn't be further from the truth. From Westport to Greenwich to Jericho, there are plenty of beloved suburbs brimming with delightful shops, boutiques, mom-and-pop destinations, eclectic restaurants, organic grocers, farmers markets, and well-maintained parks.

Enjoy hiking along the many nature trails, jogging, wildlife watching, and attending school events and fundraisers.

If you’re searching for Westport homes for sale or Greenwich real estate, contact Hyleri Katzenberg right now to begin your search!

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