Located in northeastern Queens is the Whitesone neighborhood of Beechhurst, New York. Situated between 154th Street and Little Bay with boundaries at the East River and Cross Island Parkway, Beechhurst is a highly desired location! Filled with historical significance, you'll find homes such as Rudolph Valentino’s at 201-10 Cross Island Parkway and Charlie Chaplin is rumored to have resided in the Towers, as well!
Beachhurst is a neighborhood many residents seek out as it is known for custom homes close to the water, it's between the shore and 154th street. Prices continue to climb in this area and many property owners have converted the more traditional Ranch style homes into large colonial style homes. This upper-middle class luxury neighborhood is a favorite of buyers looking to knock down and build up. You'll find Mediterranean styled homes on the water with Terracotta roofs and custom-built Capes throughout the area. Aside from gorgeous homes, Beechhurst is also know for its close community and twenty-four hour security.
Professionals new to area will be charmed by the suburban lifestyle and close commute to and from the city that Beachhurst provides. Long Island, Manhattan, and Connecticut can be accessed easily with nearby highways and the QM2's express bus service leads through midtown Manhattan, all the way to Powells Cove Boulevard in less than an hour. The Q15-A leads to the New York City subway system and Queens bus routes, as well. No matter what type of luxury home you seek, you're sure to find it in Beechhurst. Beechhurst homes are known for their variety! Victorians are located next to Ranches and Hi-ranches, Mediterraneans look over Moderns and there are plenty of Traditional Center Hall Colonials, Capes, Tudors, and Villas, too.
When you think of Queens condos, Cryder House no doubt comes to mind, as a historic waterfront cooperative in Beechhurst. 17 stories of homes translate to unsurpassed views! Run as a co-op, Cryder House includes private security guards and a doorman along with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and parking. Residents often entertain in the party room overlooking Whitestone Bridge and Little Bays. Those 55 and older find a refuge in Cryder House, as it provides amenities for retired folk who prefer living on the water in Queens.
Near Cryder House is Cryder Point, one of the largest co-op apartments in Queens, with 1200+ square foot one-bedroom apartments in the $350,000 range and larger three-bedroom, 2200 square foot apartments starting over $600,000. Views, location, condition and the overall quality determines actual pricing. Doorman and elevator are in each each building, and in-building laundry, libraries, guest parking, and a members only outdoor pool are reasons to seek out this property. The Mayflower Condos consist of luxury condominiums on the East River waterfront and deliver value while living in Beechhurst. Prices are closer to $300,000.
New home seekers would do well to consider Le Havre, another affordable Beechhurst co-op option. Properties are smaller in square footage, resulting in lower pricing overall, with some co-ops priced under $250,000. Small families and young professionals flock to this location seeking starter homes in Queens. A pool and tennis club, with fitness center makes for an active lifestyle and elevators make it easy! The waterview apartments include balcony views, too.
Beechhurst Towers delivers moderately priced apartments, in the low $200,000s and has a historical feel, having been a hotspot for Hollywood starlets in the 1920's. These apartments are often the perfect answer for commuters looking for quiet surrounding near the city. Mayfair condos start at $500,000 for one-bedrooms and three-bedrooms for over $1 million.
Locals describe Beechhurst as "country-like living" and enjoy their proximity to major shopping centers such as Bay Terrace and Whitestone Village. Many parks surround this area, making it even more reminiscent of the country. Little Bay Park boasts a fenced-off dog park, and is a great destination for picnics and children’s sports games. Here you'll find baseball and soccer fields, a roller hockey rink, and a picnic area. Little Bay Park's rock pier to celebrate the Fourth of July and watch the Hudson River fireworks.
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