New York is a vibrant city that is jam-packed full of culture and life. However, sometimes it's nice to get away from all that hustle and bustle for a while and take a break from the Big Apple. Now, there is no better way to do that than by investing in a vacation property, within driving distance of the city. Then you can visit for the weekend as much as you like. In fact, you can find some fantastic suggestions of where to look for this type of property in the post below.
First off, why not consider the charming area of Avalon in New Jersey for your vacation home? It's on the coast with access to plenty of beaches and wetlands as well, along with that quaint town vibe we all long for, especially when we spend our days fighting through crowds on the filthy and packed subway.
In fact, if this location is appealing to you, Holly Rennie is showcasing the best Avalon and Stone Harbor featured shore homes on Seven Mile Island New Jersey right now. Something that means you can go and look around these houses and judge for yourself whether they would suit you or not.
Oh, and at only 2 hours 30 mins drive from New York, if you do decide to go for this NJ location, you’ll be able to drive down on a Friday evening and wake up in this gorgeous location, Saturday morning. Perfect for when what you really need is a break from the Big Apple.
The world-famous Hamptons, located on the East Coast, past Long Island City is where the rich and famous spend their summer is another option to be considered. After all, if it's good enough for them it good enough for you, right?
Expect mostly Traditional wood clad New England style mansions that come with double or triple garages, private pools, and lots of other high-end finishes here.
Of course, the large picturesque homes, beachside locations, and demand for such houses from the rich and famous don't make the Hamptons the cheapest place in which to buy your vacation property. In fact, expect to pay at least 1.5 million for a mansion style home, increasing to 2 million for a beachfront view! Although it is only a 2-hour drive from the city, once you have got through traffic, that is!
Pocono Lake, PA
Another, a much more reasonable options to consider for a vacation home that is close to New York is Pocono Lake, just past Easton in Pennsylvania. Located in Monroe County and accessible via route 940 the prices around this charming lakeside and wooded area are much more affordable. With an entire home going for under $100,000!
There are plenty of fun things to do in this location as well as including boating on the lake, fishing, and farmer markets, as well as crazy golf and even a bungee jump. Something that makes it an excellent choice for urbanites with a smaller budget looking to get away from the noise of the city.