You don’t have to sacrifice convenience and charm to find a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood in New York. In fact, these four neighborhoods prove that you can live in charming communities with a high quality of life without breaking the bank. Take a look at some of the amazing and affordable homes you’ll find in Hartsdale, Wakefield, White Plains, and Soundview!

Hartsdale in Greenburgh

Talk about having it all! Hartsdale, located in Westchester in the town of Greenburgh, offers a rare combination of urban/suburban/rural lifestyles that you don’t often see in New York. Situated on the Bronx River about 20 miles north of NYC, it has a population of just 5,000. Residents enjoy lots of amenities like shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. It’s also home to two working farms and has several parks including the 236-acre Ridge Road Park that features playing fields, a playground, and heavily wooded trails. You’ll find affordable opportunities to own in Hartsdale, including 100 E. Hartsdale Avenue Unit MGE. This 3 bed/2 bath is in the heart of downtown Hartsdale and offers golf course views for only $339,000. Another downtown gem is 11 Columbia Avenue Unit B1. This 2 bed/1 bath home is located in a charming pre-war building and features a renovated kitchen, sun-drenched living room, and sizable bedrooms with oversized windows. It’s listed for just $225,000.

Wakefield in the Bronx

There is so much to love about Wakefield in the Bronx! You can enjoy everything about city life and still feel like you’re in the suburbs. Located in the North Bronx (it’s actually the northernmost neighborhood in New York City!), Wakefield features many two-three family homes with spacious yards and driveways, beautiful trees and abundant greenery, loads of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, and easy access to public transportation. This area used to be farmland and was named after the plantation in Virginia where George Washington was born. Come see the affordable homes that are currently available in Wakefield. 4380 Vireo Avenue Unit 2H is a move-in ready 2 bed/1bath home in the Spencer House co-op. It’s listed at $200,000 and offers an excellent opportunity to buy instead of rent. If you crave quiet, then you must see 828 E. 226th Street. This beautiful 3 bed/1 bath detached home features a covered porch, great backyard, and patio, and is listed for $435,000.

White Plains in Westchester County

Located in Westchester County, White Plains is an inner suburb of NYC. Ranked one of the top 10 places to live in New York in 2014, White Plains is the area’s county seat and commercial hub. It’s the 11th-largest city in New York state with a population of about 58,000 and is situated approximately 25 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. White Plains offers a small-town vibe with big-city amenities including a public golf course, farmer’s markets, a 15-screen movie theater, and many nature preserves and parks. For those who’d love to live within walking distance of all the best that White Plains has to offer, then 2 Greenridge Avenue Unit 3F is a great deal. This 1 bed/1bath spacious and quiet apartment is on the top floor of a pre-war building with lots of light. It’s close to restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and public transportation and is listed for $225,000. 325 Main Street Unit 6H is another fantastic choice. This 2 bed/2 bath top floor unit with an assigned parking space is on a quiet street that’s also within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and parks. The home features hardwood floors, seven closets, open-concept living, tons of natural light, and onsite laundry. It’s listed for $389,000.

Soundview in the Bronx

Finally, look no further than Soundview for those who want to live in a beautiful residential neighborhood in the South Bronx! This community is a wonderful place for nature lovers as it is home to Soundview Park, also known as the “Gateway to the Bronx River”. The 205-acre park offers residents several playing fields and courts, a dog run, walking and biking paths, a performance lawn, excellent fishing, and gorgeous views of Manhattan from across Hunts Point. Soundview emphasizes safety, and the 43rd precinct is located directly in the neighborhood. There are some excellent opportunities to own in Soundview! 880 Boynton Avenue Unit 18A is a beautiful and bright 1 bed/1 bath co-op with an updated bathroom, hardwood floors, new kitchen cabinets, and 24-hour security, listed for $250,000. And if you’re looking for an exceptional deal, then check out 920 Metcalf Avenue Unit 9D. Listed for just $140,450, this 2 bed/1 bath home is in an HDFC co-op and is accepting all-cash offers.

Contact Keller New York today!

If you’re ready to buy an affordable home in a great New York neighborhood, then contact the Keller New York Bronx office at 718-697-6800 or the Eastchester – Scarsdale office at 914-713-3270 to schedule a private showing of one of these gems. We’re ready to answer all your questions and help you through every step of the real estate process!