Category Archives: New York

Townhome Living Goes Upstate

Nestled in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, surrounded by over four hundred years of history, and a downtown reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting, Toll Brother’s new community, Regency at Wappinger the Meadows, is a piece of New York luxury. Home to the existing single-family Villas Collection, this beautiful master planned community now offers a luxurious series of ninety three low-maintenance townhomes. From empty nesters, to 55+ retirees, townhomes are a popular housing trend for those looking to combine the ease of condo living, and the appeal of a single family home without sacrificing space or style.

Ranging in size from 1,492 to 2,005 square feet, these generously sized townhomes are available in eight designs, and are priced starting at $364,995. Buyers will find airy, open living areas and exquisite details from crown molding, and wainscoting, to gleaming hardwood flooring. Convenience and beauty come together with first floor master suites, expansive gourmet kitchens, and models that feature a gorgeous finished basement for entertaining. It’s the thoughtful attention to detail that makes these homes distinctly Toll Brothers with unique design elements including two-story foyers, second-floor lofts, and inviting breakfast rooms.

exhibition, Art gallery

Cities For Art Lovers

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, or love getting lost in a gallery, there’s no need to go across the pond to experience spectacular museums, grand architecture, and awe-inspiring exhibits. There is no denying the mental, and visual benefits of being surrounded by art, and having the tangible experience of seeing it face to face. From the grandeur of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to the iconic Smithsonian in D.C, some of the best destinations to channel your inner impressionist don’t require a passport.

Rated one of the nation’s most cultural cities by Travel & Leisure, Philadelphia is a creative immersion, home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Avenue of the Arts is the epicenter of the city boasting five art venues including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Millennium Art Gallery. Listen to live music performances, or watch a dance show, savor the culinary arts, as well as enjoy Philly’s abundance of shops. This city is steeped in rich history and renown landmarks where a glimpse into the past is truly a work of art.

aerial view of long island in new york, usa. it is the westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of the new york city borough of queens.

Now Selling The Vineyards at Blue Point

Welcome home to the best of Long Island! The Vineyards at Blue Point is a brand new 55+ community that is nothing short of extraordinary featuring elegant townhomes, and condominiums, and the luxury of maintenance free living. Situated on Long Island’s South Shore, this pristine community is ideally located near Sunrise Highway, and Long Island Railroad giving active adults easy access to New York City, and the island’s sparkling coastline. For over two decades, The Vineyard’s premier builder Ornstein Layton Company has been designing homes built for maximum efficiency, comfort, and timeless beauty

The Vineyards at Blue Point epitomizes a lifestyle of luxury and serenity. Set amongst nature trails, and abundant green spaces, this gorgeous community features a secure gated entrance and carefree resort-style ambiance. Residences boast immaculate landscaping, ease of maintenance, and irresistible curb appeal. Townhomes are available in two floor plans brilliantly designed with lofts, patios for entertaining, garages, and basement options for a game room, or man cave. Ranging in size from 2,020 to 2,279 square feet, both the Provence, and Corsica models offer 2 bed/2.5 bath layouts with designer fixtures, gourmet kitchens, and luxurious main floor master suites. Condo designs come in four models and feature 2 bed/2 bath floor plans generously sized from 1,553 to 1,928 square feet. Large dining rooms, ample storage space, and vaulted ceilings make these homes feel open, and airy with plenty of room to host gatherings.

Focus on New York

New York, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps,… there are so many names for New York, yet not one is adequate enough to sum up this bustling, vibrant city.  New York is one of the most populated cities in America.  It is noisy, it is exciting, and it is fun.  Just like the state song states, “there isn’t another like it, no matter where you go”.  If you wish to feel the excitement, the fun and the hustle and bustle of urban living, during retirement, New York is the place to be.  New York State is vastly different from NYC and you’ll want to know all about New York and why it should be your focus State to retire in. 

Kensington Station at Woodbury Junction offers you a Home in an Ideal Setting

Looking for a home that provides you a feeling of belonging even before you move in? Then, you should take a closer look at the homes at Kensington Station at Woodbury Junction, Central Valley, New York. This is a community of friendly neighbors, wonderful surroundings, and a good way to spend your retirement years. So, what are you waiting for? If you want the warmth and security of a home in an ideally situated community, you should take a closer look at Kensington Station community.

Recovering from the Disaster of Hurricane Sandy

The following includes information regarding damage control immediately following Hurricane Sandy. Erik Braunitzer is a writer for Douglas Elliman, brokers for NYC, Long Island and Hamptons Real Estate.

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has crippled the lives of millions of people throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Long Island areas.  Many of those who were fortunate enough to escape with their lives lost their homes, clothes, and possessions.  Millions were left without power for days, as the harsh, wintry season begins to kick in and another storm headed towards the area.  Businesses have been lost, and workers have absolutely no way of getting to work and supporting their families.  As the entire area bands together in an effort to rebuild from one of the worst storms to hit them in hundreds of years, there are a few things to keep in mind while you attempt to return your life to normality after the storm has ended.

Luxury Living for Discerning Active Adults

Are you looking for a new and exciting life now that your responsibilities as a parent are over? After all, you will now have ample time in your hands, since retiring from your hectic jobs. If you are considering a relaxed life with various amenities and facilities that can give you a pampered life, then there are a number of Active Adult Communities where luxury living is the center theme.  Many adult active communities come with a range of homes to choose from. You may wish for a condominium, a beach house, a quaint cottage or a town house for instance. Don’t forget to consider your physical abilities and limitations as well as your interests such as gardening when choosing a home for yoursenior living. For example, you may wish for a single storey home if you find climbing stairs a chore. Or you may wish for a home that is located in a gated community and is a large and sprawling abode where you have the joy of moving about freely. If you are hoping for a life of luxury, and have the means to consider it, there are a number of luxurious adult communities to choose from as well.

The Orchard at Oakmont, California

Sunny California just got better with this senior retirement community. Apart from all the luxurious amenities and facilities provided at Oakmont Village, you can choose from a range of styles for your home. You can choose homes within this community maintained by a homeowners association or a home in an owner maintained area. The choice of homes is vast ranging from one-bedroom attached homes to stand-alone homes and even brand new homes, such as those found in The Orchard at Oakmont.  At Oakmont Village you can choose from a range of cozy cottages to stately hillside villas. The square footage of these houses range from 1,125 to 2,600. Most homes offer custom features and three car garages. Your new home at the Orchard enables you to enjoy the outdoors as every home comes with patios or decksthat let you soak up the beauty of your surroundings. A luxurious lifestyle is guaranteed when you decide to shift your living to The Orchard at Oakmont.

Heritage at Eagle Bend, Colorado

If you wish for a luxurious lifestyle with views of the Rocky Mountains and golf courses, you can considerHeritage at Eagle Bend where senior living is at its best. The homes here range from single family detached to duplex, ranch style homes and town homes. Every home, depending on the style you choose, comes with panoramic views, tasteful and professional décor, hardwood floors, family rooms and guest rooms as well as attached baths. If you do not wish for stairs in your home, you can consider a sprawling, one story ranch home that is spacious throughout and has high dome ceilings. All homes at Heritage at Eagle Bend include two-car garages. These homes provide you first-class amenities and facilities to make your luxury life complete and secure at the same time.

The Knolls at Hillcrest, Montana

This is a top class, luxurious, active adult community that offers an interesting alternative in city living.  The homes at The Knolls at Hillcrest offer easy access to outdoor and cultural amenities of Bozeman. The Knolls offers you eight different floor plans ranging in size from 1,500 to just over 4,000 square feet. Every home is specially engineered for one-story living with lofts and walk-out lower levels. No stairs are needed to enter the main living areas of the homes from the driveways and garages. These homes are built for one or two and even a family.A life of luxury and convenience is assured with homes at the Knoll.

If luxury living is what’s in your mind, then the 3 communities above are not the only active adult communities that will cater to your needs. Check out some of the other available options by clicking on the links below:

More information on active adult community lifestyle options can be found by logging on to Active Adult  The site is a comprehensive 55+ active adult and active lifestyle community website where you will find all the information you need to select the most suitable active adult community for you. AAL is the outcome of hard and dedicated work over 13 years by industry experts, Lisa and Stephan LaCount. S&L LaCount LLC own and operate a number of other websites and also publish the Active Living Newsletter– all of which are geared to provide valuable information to those seeking details on a diverse variety of55+ age-restricted and also active lifestyle (age-targeted) active adult communities from throughout the country and even in Canada and Mexico.