Finding Apartments for Rent in Yonkers, NY
Yonkers, located in comfortable Westchester County, is the fourth largest city in New York State. Since it's right on the border of New York City, it's a sought-after living spot for people of all ages who work in the city but don't want to pay New York City rents. It's a twenty-five minute train commute to Manhattan, and since it's served by ten metro North Train stations so wherever you find an apartment for rent, you're never very far from the train. If you prefer driving, five major highways connect Yonkers to the city and the rest of Westchester.
You'll find that Yonkers offers both sophisticated city living and suburban comfort in its diverse neighborhoods. Apartments for rent range from sleek high rises to quiet garden apartments with manicured gardens. If you're in the market for a vibrant urban neighborhood filled with upscale restaurants, cultural attractions, and a view of the Hudson River, you'll love the Downtown Waterfront District with towering luxury apartment buildings looking down on the Hudson River. On the other hand, if you prefer a suburban tree-lined neighborhood, Lincoln Park has many low-rise apartment buildings and apartments for rent in two family houses.
Shopping in Yonkers, NY
When it comes to shopping, if you can't find it in Yonkers, you can't find it anywhere. Cross County Shopping Center in the southern portion of the city, accessible by city bus and all highways, has been a shopping mecca since the 1950's. A refreshing alternative to enclosed shopping malls, Cross County offers over one hundred shops, a variety of restaurants, a movie complex, even a gym, all situated along landscaped paths connecting the two anchor stores, Macy's and Sears at either end. Lucky for you, it's in an area of stately brick buildings with apartments for rent. At the other end of the scale, on the city's northern border, there's the new Ridge Hill Complex with upscale pricey establishments ranging from fashion boutiques to sports outfitters, even an Apple Store, and a Whole Foods. It's a place where you can easily find yourself spending the whole day, especially if you eat in one of its many gourmet restaurants then catch a movie at the multiplex.
Cultural Attractions in Yonkers NY
You won't have to look far to find cultural activities in Yonkers especially if you find an apartment for rent in Northwest Yonkers near the Hudson River Museum, a riverside complex with an ever changing choice of ways to spend your valuable time. One day you can wander through its six art galleries with exhibits and shows spanning all tastes from traditional to avant garde. Come back another day to tour the historic Glenview Mansion built in 1877. On your way in, pause to take in the river below and the looming Palisades on the other side, then take a tour of the rich living of another century. For the space enthusiasts out there, the newly constructed state of the art Andrus Planetarium is out of this world.This is an exciting time to live in Yonkers. Priced out of the lofts they used to be able to afford in Manhattan's Soho and Greenwich Village, young artists are flocking to the newly established Yoho in the Downtown Waterfront District to take advantage of the city's newly refurbished lofts and gallery spaces.Yonkers offers a changing venue of theater, concerts, and festivals all year. In summer there's the evening Jazz and Blues Concerts in the downtown waterfront amphitheater, outdoor theater in Untermeyer Park.
Nightlife in Yonkers, NY
If you love the thrill of Las Vegas you can get your fix at Yonkers' own Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway.Venture onto the massive casino floor and be instantly mesmerized by the digital dings and flashing lights emanating from the 5,300 hot slot machines. And like Vegas, you can fill up on lavishly presented food in the restaurants upstairs and catch a show or concert. If you prefer the ponies, you can go outside and place your bets. Yonkers Raceway, originally known as Empire City Track when it was built back in 1899, has harness racing under the lights five nights a week. McLean Avenue in Southeast Yonkers has become a miniature Dublin. Needless to say it's a great area for pub-hopping. Start the night at the pub that started it all - the atmosphere-filled Rory Dolan's and end it at the area's newest establishment, Burke's, on Bronx River Road, the home of the $5 hamburger. Bronx River Road is literally lined with apartment buildings so find an apartment for rent and you don't have to worry about drinking and driving.
Dining Out in Yonkers NY
Yonkers runs the gamut when it comes to eat out. This is New York so every neighborhood has its own favorite pizza place where you can order a slice or a whole pie. Central Avenue, Yonkers north-south main drag has everything you feel like on any night of the week - Chinese, Italian, Japanese, even a Nathan's Famous hot dog. Special occasions, however, call for a trip over to the Downtown Waterfront District where upscale restaurants mark the city's success in refurbishing the area. The star of the area is Chef Peter X. Kelly's Xaviars X20. This glass three story glass block of a building is literally on the Hudson. It's built at the end of an old pier. You might want to try the Sunday prix fixe Sunday brunch with more food than many restaurant's dinners!View Apartments in Yonkers, New York
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