HARTSDALE, N.Y. ‒ Hartsdale has received kudos from The Wall Street Journal, which describes the village's downtown as "quaint and pedestrian-friendly."
Hartsdale's location, entertainment and housing were among the features highlighted in an article on the paper's Friday real estate page.
According to the article, Hartsdale's location attracts young professionals looking for nightlife and urban families looking for more space. It's an easy commute to New York City from a nearby Metro-North station and is just a few minute's drive to White Plains.
A Hartsdale resident and Houlihan Lawrence broker told the The Journal why Hartsdale's real estate has become increasingly attractive.
"It has an ideal location," Marilyn Krizansky said. "You don't have the taxes of Scarsdale, but you have the advantages of being close to a metropolitan area of White Plains for shopping and restaurants."
While Hartsdale's median home listing price of $469,000 represents a 10 percent increase from last year, it's still well below White Plains median of $579,000 and Scarsdale's $1.5 million, according to Zillow.com. That gives Hartsdale residents the ability to take advantage of White Plains' city atmosphere while paying cheaper rents, according to the article
The Journal also gave a nod to the Hartsdale's historic sites, such as the famous Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in September, and the Hart's Brook Nature Preserve.
Hartsdale isn't the only area town to be nationally recognized in the past few years. In April, Forbes Magazine ranked Tarrytown as one of America's prettiest communities. And CNN ranked Greenburgh 80th out of its 100 best places to live in the country.