For relocators with the dreaded “S.A.” (suburban anxiety), Moving to the ‘Burbs, an evening hosted by Brownstoner Home Events, will help navigate the move from New York City.
The event, on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Historical Society, will feature a group of real estate agents who will offer advice about moving to Westchester; Port Washington in Long Island; and Maplewood, South Orange and Montclair in New Jersey.
Speaking about Westchester — Scarsdale, the Rivertowns and Rye have long been a popular destinations for relocators — will be Heather Harrison and Deena Weinhouse from the Heather Harrison Team at Compass.
In recent years, Weinhouse says, the Rivertowns of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington have seen a large influx of Brooklynites. “Hastings-on-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry are known as Brooklyn North,” she says.
Still, for most clients, moving out of the city is terrifying. Says Harrison: “Usually, S.A. revolves around the fear of the commute, or a perceived lack of things to do.”
But after a drive around various neighborhoods, clients see the good restaurants, a Soul Cycle and Whole Foods, and spacious homes with backyards, even kayaking and hiking trails.
“They tend to quickly get excited about the prospect of moving to the suburbs,” she said. “It always cures the S.A.”
What: “Moving to the ‘Burbs”
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights.
When: Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10. The first 50 tickets to interested relocators are free!
To register, please visit the website.