While weekends in the Hudson Valley and Long Island are always a great choice, just getting there can be a pain; and so many New Yorkers don’t even realize that you don’t need to leave the city (or break the bank) to escape the city. City Island is the perfect location for a day-trip, weekend getaway, or permanent home away from the hustle and bustle typically associated with New York City. Known for its seafood restaurants, City Island sits along the Long Island Sound and boasts more than 30 restaurants, including big ones like the Lobster Box and smaller, more eclectic places like Artie’s Steak and Seafood, the City Island Diner, Bistro SK, and the Black Whale.
The island is also home to yacht clubs and commercial marinas, which offer ample access to boating, including chartered fishing trips and boat rentals. If new development is an indication of a neighborhood’s promise, City Island has a promising future. Greystone Development recently constructed On the Sound, a waterfront residential development in City Island, the first large-scale condo development in more than 15 years.
On the Sound offers “resort style living” in a waterfront community right outside of NYC. Amenities include a clubhouse, which is over 1,716 square feet and offers a lounge available for entertaining; a pool with ultimate relaxation; on-site fitness center fully-equipped with cardiovascular machines, strength training, and other exercise equipment; a playground for those with kids or grandchildren; private parking garage with extra spaces for guests; and privacy and security with a gated entrance. Each residence is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom with square footage you won’t find in the city, starting at $728,000.
While each residence is packed with luxe amenities, outside of the gated community offers up the perfect amount of history, fine dining, and shopping. City Island is home to five Yacht Clubs including the Harlem Yacht Club, Stuyvesant Yacht Club, City Island Yacht Club, South Minneford Yacht Club, and Morris Yacht and Beach Club, with spaces available for those looking to dock. Belding Point, a stepping stone lighthouse, provides the perfect family outing for coastal views you wont find in the city, and a touring kayak club gets you out on the water for a quick exercise before making an appearcance at any of City Island’s fabulous dining spots for brunch.
Just a short distance away from Westchester, Southern Connecticut, Long Island, and New Jersey, On the Sound is the perfect stay-cation destination for resort style living and remaining close to family and friends.
For more information please visit cityislandliving.com.