Yonkers Homes for Sale
Real Estate in Yonkers New York
Located along the Hudson River in Westchester County, Yonkers is a community with a rich history, just minutes from Manhattan. Downtown Yonkers showcases beautiful views of New York City and the Palisades. It is a diverse city of about 200,000 people, with a wide range of socioeconomic levels represented and an ethnically diverse population.
Yonkers is often listed among the best places to live in New York, with beautiful historic neighborhoods, good schools, and easy commuting into the city. Many Yonkers residents love the atmosphere created by waterfront living and charming historic buildings.
Things to Do in Yonkers
Yonkers is a shopping headquarters in the area, with multiple shopping centers featuring upscale retailers, a variety of restaurants, and even venue space for live music and other performances. Cross County Center and Ridge Hill are just two of your choices for dining, shopping, and entertainment one-stop-shops in Yonkers.
You will never have a shortage of restaurant options as a Yonkers resident. Serving up Italian favorites, including gelato, in a historic building, Zuppa is a white tablecloth modern Italian restaurant in a stunning location.
For dining with views of the Hudson, choose X20 Xavier's on Hudson, with brunch service on Sundays and lunch and dinner every other day of the week. The elegant menu has an extensive array of choices to suit every palette.
If you're in the mood for pizza, try La Lanterna Restaurant and Beer Garden, where many agree you will find the best pizza and pasta in Westchester County. Dine inside or on their charming patio and enjoy a wonderful beer or wine pairing with your delicious Italian meal.
Looking for a cultural day out? Yonkers is home to a long list of museums, including:
- The Hudson River Museum, where you will find a planetarium, art galleries, and exhibits showcasing the history of life along the river
- Sherwood House Museum, a historic house built in 1740 and one of the few remaining pre-Revolutionary War fully furnished tenant farmhouses in the New York Metropolitan area
- St Pauls Church National Historic Site, a pre-Revolutionary War era church built in 1665, partially torn down during the war, and now protected as a historic site
Schools in Yonkers
Yonkers is home to excellent schools, making it a first choice for many young families in New York. Public schools in town are part of Yonkers Public Schools and are very highly rated. You will find an abundance of private school options in the area as well, many of which are award-winning institutions.
There are also three higher education institutions in the community: Sarah Lawrence College, Manhattan College, and Westchester Community College. Yonkers is a city with an emphasis on excellent education, from your student's beginnings in Kindergarten through to graduate degrees.
Yonkers Real Estate
Yonkers has a similar cost of living to New York City, but the properties available in the Yonkers market are distinct from what you will find in the city. You can expect large single-family homes with historic charm on established, tree-lined streets for between $700,000 and $1 million. There are also an array of townhomes in Yonkers starting at around $400,000. Though difficult to find, there are some smaller single-family homes listed starting in the mid $300,000s. Typical lots in Yonkers are of modest size, though you will find some spacious lots of up to an acre in some neighborhoods. Yonkers real estate is a happy medium between the high price tags of New York City apartments and the sprawling lawns of some other Westchester County communities.
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