Living with all the perks of the city, in the suburbs


Some people never gave up their dream to be Eloise.

Hence, a new trend of living in homes in the ‘burbs that have the amenities of a hotel (or a luxury condominium) but with the space and fresh air that you can’t get outside of the city.

The Post reports that a slew of such developments have opened up over the last year in Long Island and Westchester, including the Ritz-Carlton residences on Long Island, which provide for their residents a concierge, a valet, a dry-cleaning drop off, a golf-simulator in the 25,000 square foot clubhouse, dog walkers for when you go on vacation, and help with your travel accommodations. There are 244 homes in the development, and they range in price from $1.32 million to $2.95 million. As one buyer put it,“It will be like we’re on vacation, but 30 minutes from Manhattan.”

Here is an extremely dramatic video about the project:

There’s also Greystone on Hudson, the luxury development project in Tarrytown, where the massive homes include concierge service, plus private features like an indoor sports complex, basketball courts, rock climbing, wine cellars, home movie theaters, swimming pools, tennis courts and staff quarters. “You’re getting so much for your money,” Andy Todd, the developer of the project, told LLNYC back in June, “people would rather have that lifestyle.”