Choosing Where to Live in the Hudson Valley and Bergen County, NJ
For the person looking to escape city life, the Hudson Valley and Bergen County are wonderful choices, for they offer all of nature's glory but without sacrificing a sophisticated edge.
The Hudson Valley:
Named one of the world's top 20 destinations by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, the Hudson Valley offers both visitors and residents the hiking trails of Bear Mountain; the skiing of Catamount and Mount Peter; numerous places for boating and swimming such as the 31 lakes and reservoirs in Harriman State Park; more than 40 wineries; the wildlife of the Pawling Nature Reserve with its 77 varieties of birds; the quaint shopping towns of New Paltz and Sugar Loaf; the artist colonies of West Hurley and Woodstock; the racing and gambling in Yonkers and its Empire State Casino and Monticello; centers of higher learning such as Sarah Lawrence and Vassar--not to mention the legendary fall foliage.
It's all here and it's all at price points that beckon to buyers of all budgets. There's a reason that such celebrities and dignitaries as Bill Clinton, James Earl Jones, Liam Neeson, Liev Schreiber, Frank Langella, Aidan Quinn, John Leguizamo, Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Lorraine Bracco and so many others call the Hudson Valley home, at least for some of the year.
You can read more about the Hudson Valley here and here.
Bergen County, NJ:
Home to nearly 200 arts and history organizations, 9,000 acres of parkland, and a variety of shopping and entertainment destinations, Bergen County is home to many nationally known entertainment venues such as Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) and MetLife Stadium, home of the 2012 Super Bowl Champions, The New York Giants and host of Super Bowl XLVIII. There's also the IZOD Center, one New Jersey’s leading concert and family show venues. Be sure to check out the Garden State Plaza or Shops at Riverside for amazing shopping. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, a unique shopping experience, or a chance to view American history and culture from a first-hand perspective, you will find exactly what you’re looking for in Bergen County. Bergen County is the place where you can have it all!
A short and non-inclusive list of celebrities living or having lived in Bergen County include Alan Alda, Paul Anka, Mary K. Blige, Muhammad Ali, Vince Carter, Mary Higgins Clark, Sean (Diddy) Combs, Jay-Z, Tommy John, Heather Locklear, Don Mattingly, Eddy Murphy, Richard Nixon, Chris Rock, Ja Rule, CC Sabathia, Brooke Shields, Phil Simms, Wesley Snipes, Paul Sorvino, Dave Winfield and Stevie Wonder.
You can explore niche home selections in each of the area I've listed below, along with information on various school districts and demographics for each town that might be of interest.
For more information or to see specific houses, please email me or call me at 845-893-0173.