The City of Yonkers is a bustling metropolis located just outside of New York City. Located in Southern Westchester County it is the largest City in the County and the 4th largest in New York State. Many consider Yonkers to be the “sixth” borough of New York City, with Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx being the other five. This argument is more than just moxie, especially when you find out that, according to the U.S. census, more than 195,000 people call Yonkers home.
Located on the east bank of the Hudson River, Yonkers borders with the Bronx, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Eastchester and Hastings on the Hudson and is only two miles from Manhattan’s northernmost edge. Residents enjoy a relatively short 25-30 minute train ride to Grand Central Station.
Market Data for Yonkers Real Estate
Single Family Homes
|December 2018||December 2019||% Change|
|new listings||40||24||- 40.0%|
|closed sales||45||56||+ 24.4%|
|days on market until sale||64||58||- 9.4%|
|median sales price||$480,000||$490,000||+ 2.1%|
|% OF SALE PRICE TO LIST PRICE||94.8%||96.2%||+ 1.5%|
|homes for sale||183||134||- 26.8%|
Yonkers is diversified in a multitude of facets whether it is recreation & fun to the industrial & business avenues. The City within a big city variety of restaurants and shopping outlets right down the street from you.
You can find virtually everything you could want or need to fill your stomach or shopping cart in Yonkers. The Cross County Retail Shopping Center offers major anchor department & boutique stores, the Westchester mall, Ridge Hill, Trader Joe’s, Stew Leonard’s, Bloomingdale's, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Neiman Marcus are just some of the shopping attractions in and around Yonkers. See All Local Restaurants
Savor some local cuisine at Nathan’s, Pizza Beat, Chicago UNO Bar and Grill, and Gianna’s Restaurant. Or, if you’d rather eat at a familiar place, Yonkers offers some popular chains like Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s and a plethora of fast-food establishments.
The New York City metropolitan area is one of the most desired but congested in the world, and because of this, there’s a tendency to view the entire area as nothing but a concrete jungle, with row upon row of skyscrapers, store fronts and crowds of people.
Although, also known as the City of Hills, Yonkers shatters that stereotype.
The City of Yonkers’ Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation manages, maintains and operates 70 parks and playgrounds, 57 baseball/softball fields, 24 tennis courts, 16 senior citizen centers, two golf courses, an ice-skating rink, an indoor pool, four community centers and many other facilities and year-round recreational activities.
For those who also like to hike, ride horseback, and bird watching. Yonkers provides you with more than 370 acres of green space and nature preserves.
The location of The City of Yonkers offers all the conveniences of an urban or suburban community, along with the charm and serenity of a small town.
The city puts on several free cultural activities and events, such as opera, dance performances and theatrical productions. It also draws upon the natural beauty of the Hudson River on its West side. Each fall more than 30,000 people come to Yonkers for the environmental and multi-cultural themed Hudson River Festival. There is a boat ramp that you can launch your boat into the Hudson River for some water fun.
In addition to the myriad of cultural offerings in Yonkers itself, there are virtually endless art galleries and performing arts venues about 20 minutes away in Manhattan.
Yonkers Public Schools is the school district governing the public elementary, middle and high schools in the city. Yonkers boasts an extensive array of innovative, award-winning schools in Yonkers, such as the PEARLS School (a New York State Blue Ribbon School) and Martin Luther King Jr. High Tech and Computer School. See All Public and Private Schools
St. John's Riverside Hospital, St. Joseph's Medical Center and the Westchester County Medical Center take excellent care of Yonkers-area resident’s health. These medical facilities have established stellar reputations for their technological and treatment advances.
Commuting to Grand Central Station from Yonkers is a snap. Just hop on one of the four Hudson Line Metro-North Railroad stations and you’re on your way to NYC, Ludlow and Greystone. Amtrak also serves Yonkers, with some Harlem Line stations situated in or close to the city's eastern edge, including Crestwood, Wakefield and Bronxville.
The Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System and an MTA Bus Company express route to Manhattan serve the bus commuting needs of Yonkers.
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