Elmsford, N.Y.: A Quiet Village Surrounded by Highways and CommerceHomann
Anthony Fucci never intended to move to Elmsford, where most of his family is from and many relatives remain. Nonetheless, in August, after living in various places throughout Westchester County, he bought a home there: a three-bedroom ranch of 1,100 square feet, built in the 1950s on .16 acres. He paid $225,000.
“I didn’t plan on living close to my family,” said Mr. Fucci, owner of a contracting company in nearby Yonkers. “I usually like to go against the grain, but here I am.”
Just 24 miles northeast of Manhattan, the 1.1-square-mile Elmsford is one of six villages in the town of Greenburgh. It is bounded by highways — the Sprain Brook and Saw Mill River Parkways going north-south, Interstate 287 going east-west and the New York State Thruway a few miles away — and intersected by two commercial thoroughfares, Routes 9A and 119. Most of the village, though, is quiet; its roughly 4,700 residents live on tree-lined streets in neighborhoods sprinkled with parks. “People driving through have no idea there are all these nice homes here,” said Debra Tricarico, an associate real estate broker with Houlihan Lawrence.
49 HARTSDALE ROAD A four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath colonial built in 2003, on .13 acres, listed at $599,000. 914-997-0097
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