Suburbs In The City

You can have it all. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to hightail it to Jersey or Westchester the minute you decide to expand your family. We’ve scoured NYC for what we like to call the “suburbs in the city”—apartments for rental and for purchase that provide the ease and space of the ‘burbs just steps away from the cultural playground that is our beloved Manhattan.

A River Runs Through It

HUDSON TOWERS: 3777 Independence Avenue, 9L | Riverdale

Settle into an extra large three-bedroom (convertible four-bedroom), two-full bath home. With over 1,600 square feet plus a deeded indoor parking space and a washer/dryer, you’ll feel all the comfort of a house. Entertain friends and family on a spacious terrace with expansive views of the Hudson River, Palisades, and GW Bridge. This luxury building’s amenities include a 24-hour doorman/concierge, children’s playground, outdoor pool, and a covered driveway for pick-ups and drop-offs.

Asking Price: $589,999
Maintenance/CC: $1,657
Agent: Adinah Kranzler, 718.796.1132, 917.607.2230
Alan Cutler, Prudential Douglas Elliman, 212.769.6585


Envision Green Living

THE VISIONAIRE: 70 Little West Street, PH1F | Battery Park City

This two-bedroom penthouse condo with two baths contains state of the art features including: floor-to-ceiling windows prewired for motorized solar shades; digital programmable thermostat controls with fresh air filtration systems; sustainable hardwood flooring; and in-home EnergyStar Asko washer and dryer. If you and your family want to live sustainably without compromising luxury, the Visionaire is the nexus of it all.

Asking Price: $1,595,000
Maintenance/CC: $1,595
Agent: Cory Walters, 212.425.2550


Island Hopping

THE OCTAGON: 888 Main Street | Roosevelt Island

Adjacent to a three-acre ecological park, The Octagon provides plenty of waterfront space. Family-friendly facilities include six tennis courts, a swimming pool, two playrooms, a playground, and daycare center run by Bright Horizons. Three bedroom units include spacious high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and wonderful views of the East River and Manhattan.

Asking Price: $5,300
Agent: On-site leasing staff, 212.888.8692


It Takes A Village


Your family will find an urban oasis at Peter Cooper Village’s 80-acre private park. A seasonal greenmarket, ice skating rink, and bocce ball courts are just some of the many amenities available. The apartments at Peter Cooper Village boast capacious design with large closets and high ceilings. Over-sized windows look out onto the verdant interior park. To top it off, it’s a pet-friendly residence.

Asking Price: PCV 2BR starting at $4,800-5,300
Agent: On-Site Leasing Office, 888.814.9049


Prices on all properties as of July 19, 2012. For more tips on real estate and design for families, sign up for our weekly newsletters.