April 5, 2014 by fifi + hop
As our blog has discussed countless times, many NYC parents with growing families eventually come to face the same dilemma – do we stay or do we go? Pros and cons to both, it can be a tough decision to make. Sonya W. Cronin, a Real Estate Salesperson in Westchester County (specifically Larchmont, Mamaroneck and New Rochelle) knows exactly the debate all of us moms and dads go through, and shares her own personal story about moving from the city to the burbs. If you’re looking to move outside of the city, yet still with a close commute, see Sonya’s story and contact info. below:
“At some point, every New Yorker or Brooklyner with children contemplates what was once unthinkable – should we leave the city for the burbs?? Four years ago, my husband and I asked ourselves the same question. Our once spacious 1BR apartment could no longer hold our growing and suddenly mobile 8 month old daughter! When we realized we were priced-out of the 2BR market, we knew it was time for us to leave……
My husband grew up in Southern Westchester so for him the decision was easy, Larchmont. Having grown up in San Diego myself, it was hard for me to imagine leaving the city and the community I’d grown to love over 10 years. My main trepidation about the suburbs was the change in lifestyle; I loved walking everywhere and getting food delivery. Well, we’ve been living in Larchmont for four years now and I can honestly say I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Being walking distance from the train, school, and parks, this lovely town easily meets the needs of my family of 5! With many community events bringing everyone together throughout the year (our family’s favorite being the concerts in Memorial Park during the summer) and great local activities- my daughter’s favorite being ice skating and dance; it’s hard to remember having lived anywhere else. Walks to Central Park were replaced by walks to the Manor Beach and showing my kids the sailboats in the Long Island Sound. Now, when I long for NYC I just hop on the train. In 35 minutes I’m in Grand Central Station…”
“Leaving the city doesn’t need to be a compromise on your lifestyle – I’m living proof! Let me introduce you to a cosmopolitan suburban lifestyle that is the best of both worlds! Your family’s dream home awaits.” Click here to view my newest listing and website.
Sonya W. Cronin
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
2070 Boston Post Rd.
Larchmont, NY 10538