While New Jersey commuters contend with MSG's basement greeting them to Manhattan everyday (or worse), rail commuters from the north roll into America's iconic cathedral of transit everyday, a destination in itself with one-of-a-kind shopping and dining. Plus, three cheers for the Henry Hudson Parkway! With less tolls, trucks and traffic than interstate bridge-and-tunnel routes, driving into the city for dinner or a show really isn't all that bad, especially once you've cased the right blocks with free street parking after 6pm.
The One-Of-A-Kind Shopping
Unlike more commercialized suburbs, several communities in Westchester, Fairfield and the Hudson Valley openly eschew chains, blessing the landscape with truly one-of-a-kind Main Streets each effusing their own unique personality. Window shoppers and sidewalk sale-lovers rejoice.
Music, cuisine, history and the arts. From DIA: Beacon to the Jacob Burns Film Center, Stone Barns to the Culinary Institute of America, Tarrytown Music Hall to Bard's Frank Gehry-designed Fischer Center and Kykuit to FDR's Hyde Park-on-Hudson, our area is a rock star in every department. Where else outside the city can you find restaurants by Jean-Georges and a farm-to-table pioneer hand-picked for the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition?
Four of the 10 Best Public School Districts in the US for 2014 were in Westchester County—not to mention a wide range of private institutions.
Thanks, Northern Suburbs—we're glad you're home.