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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    New Rochelle is known as "The Queen City of the Sound". This pulsating, large community is rich in culture, art, history and education and just a 30 minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal.

    History is on display at Glen Island Park and beaches. This 105-acre island is connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. Originally built as a summer resort by John H. Starin, many features from the 1920 are in tact, such as cannons, sculptures, castles, arched openings and round towers  from the days when Glen Island was a resort. Today, Glen Island Park offers picnic pavilions, open picnic areas, boat launching, pathways, a catering hall and a restaurant, formerly Glen Island Casino of Big Band era fame. 

    Bordering the Long Island Sound, New Rochelle features Hudson Park and Beach, located on the south end on Hudson Park Road. Opening May 29th, Hudson Park has everything you need for a summer outing – a grassy recreation area (great for Frisbee and sunbathing) with a bandshell and Long Island Sound beaches. Five Islands Park has a large grassy area, sunbather's beach, picnic areas, pavilion, large children's play area with equipment, outdoor amphitheater, also ideal for nature walks.  A pedestrian bridge links Big and Little Harrison Island to the main Oakwood Island.  This beautiful park has barbeque pits, picnic tables, benches and open air pavilions for rent and a dock for fishing.  

    New Rochelle enjoys a diverse roster of restaurants from The Post Road Ale, serving up fine American food in a casual setting to Coromandel, an Indian- inspired restaurant with plentiful, fresh food and generous cocktails.  The New York Times recently review Alvin and Friends, which true to its name makes a first time visitor feel comfortable and welcome in this sophisticated setting that serves Southern and Caribbean food. 

    Take a look at Houlihan Lawrence’s Community video on New Rochelle:

    New Rochelle produced by Houlihan Lawrence on WellcomeMat

    New Rochelle features a wide offering of real estate from condos and co-ops to single family homes. Here are a few active listings: 

    294 Church Street is a ranch style home with entry hall, family room with a door to the backyard and a large basement with washer/dryer area and one car garage. A large living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen with door to 16x20 deck complete plus 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths complete this home.

    120 Bon Air Avenue  has old world charm with modern updates. Located ona quiet street, this home features 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, family room, powder room and full Bath and laundry first floor. 

    423-423 Wilmot Road is a stunning stone manor house, totally renovated in 2004 combining the best of the old and new. Original, museum quality carved plaster ceilings, beautiful sweeping staircase. Formal 30'  living room with original fireplace and bookcases,17 '  formal dining room. Gourmet kitchen with two granite islands, six bedrooms, all new baths.