Suburbs Add Townhomes And Apartments To Draw Those Who Want Urban Lifestyle

Empty nesters and young professionals are moving to new suburban developments that are close to the city

December 19, 2016

New York’s suburbs are starting to look more like the city itself.

The New York Times reports that young professionals and Baby Boomers are leaving pricier boroughs like Manhattan and Brooklyn and moving to new developments outside of city limits. Towns in Westchester County and on Long Island are building new townhomes, apartments, and other multifamily complexes.

The new communities have bustling downtowns (with shops, restaurants, and theaters) and easy access to public transportation. Also, homes are more affordable and have more amenities than the typical apartment in New York City.

The three-bedroom townhouse at Country Pointe Huntington in Huntington Station, N.Y., which Ms. Chodha and Mr. Thakral will move into in the spring, seemed like the right fit. The 76-unit community, with prices from $409,000 to $600,000, is within walking distance of a Long Island Rail Road station. “What makes us happy is a small, functional, modern space,” Ms. Chodha said, “along with a community and amenities that provide the quality of life we’ve become accustomed to while living in the city.”

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