The City Still Calling?
Welcome to HIPSTURBIA!
Never thought you’d call anywhere but your 600-square-foot apartment “home?” You’re not alone!As more and more city-dwellers make the leap to the suburbs with kids in tow, they’re creating a NEW landscape: HIPSTURBIA. Suburban Jungle’sAlison Bernstein talks Hipsturbia and the “Brooklyn”Triangle.” Read more about this city-meets-
Make the Grade!
Are high-performing schools the #1 must-have on your new home checklist? U.S. News & World Report releases its list of top public high schools annually. Click here to search for your child’s future high school, and get an in-depth profile of AP participation, test scores, college readiness and overall student performance. Want to check out elementary and middle schools in your prospective neighborhoods?SchoolDigger.com offers comprehensive profiles for virtually every school in the country, from pre-K through 12th grade, including private and parochial schools. See if yours makes the grade!
SNEAK PEAK: In 2012 the highest-ranking suburban high schools in the NYC area were in Lincroft, NJ (#10), Freehold, NJ (#17), Rockville Center, NY (#22) and Rye, NY (#72).
Ace Day 1
After the big move will your kids start school for the first time, or start at a NEW school? These are some great questions for parent-teacher conference night, but are also perfect “getting to know you” Qs to help you and your family prep for an A+ first day!
Check Out…Scarsdale, NY!
Scarsdale has long been a haven for New York City commuters and families looking for the best. This picturesque community of nearly 18,000 boasts some of the finest schools, cultural attractions and family-friendly living in Westchester County, and is just 19 miles from midtown Manhattan—you’ll get there in just 29 minutes on an early express train.
SJ’s Home of the Week!
Scarsdale couldn’t be more popular right now! 4 BR, 4.2 BA home on Madison Road had more than 65 showings in 4 days, and went well above asking after receiving 15 bids.
If you’re looking to call Scarsdale home, there’s a lot of great properties on the market now. Click here for a full list of Suburban Jungle’s Scarsdale homes…then be ready to bid!
What’s the Buzz in YOUR Neighborhood? There’s A LOT going on this week! Here’s some great happenings in your current—or future!—neighborhood.
Vital Signs, the latest exhibit at the Pelham Art Center, closes this Saturday, March 30. This arresting exhibition includes gripping photography, installation art and interactive video, all seeking to question conventional notions of beauty, identity and gender. Artists included in the exhibition include photographers Dean Dempsey and Susan Fenton, video artist Amy Jenkins and installation artists Lorie Novak and Dread Scott. Click here for more information and a schedule of upcoming events.
Music Night! The Otis Taylor Band is returning to Fairfield for a night a blues not to be missed. Watch as Otis Taylor performs live on multiple instruments, pushing the envelope of modern day blues. Tickets are still available for Saturday’s concert at the Fairfield Theatre Company. The show begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $27. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Coming up at FTC…Martin Sexton, Southside Johnny and the family favorite You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Creative Families! Express Yourself Studios hosts a “Family Fun Night of Art” every Saturday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Participants of all ages can enjoy 2 hours of studio time for a fun, guided art project, plus pizza, drinks and all materials you’ll need to create your family’s masterpiece! The workshop is $20 per person (families of 4 or more pay just $15 per person). Register 2-3 days in advance to ensure your space in this popular workshop. to learn more.