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Our featured home is a beautiful "flexible home "at 26 Park Ridge Avenue,

New Rochelle, NY 10805 - reduced to $475,000

VideoVoom Tours By Fran Sisco, owner, are below.

Above is front view of house in October 2014. Below is a samping of the photos in Section B.

Entrance into sunroom
Living room and dining room
Second apt - Great room including kitchen
Backyard view, from side.
One of 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor
Eat-in kitchen on first floor
Second apt.-bedroom
Outside view, apt. side.
"Flexible Home" - The charm and comfort of a single-family home on a cozy neighborly street, yet with the flexibility of a legal two-family home for the demands of real life (Check out these 5 options : #1 - As a single-family home with 5 bedrooms & 2 baths and basement & attic on a cozy neighborly very stable street or #2 - Use the added unit for an adult child moving back in, or an aging parent needing to be literally next door #3 use the added unit for a professional office with its own entrance and a drivey for 6 cars or #4 - Rent out an apartment to a sibling or friend in transition, or to someone for extra cash flow.
  About New Rochelle, NY - Statement from owner, Fran Sisco - I've lived in New Rochelle for 50 years, in the south end where my parents' house on Park Ridge Avenue is and in the north end where my current home is. I have loved it all these years and I'd be very happy to live here for the rest of my life. I attended the wonderful schools including New Rochelle High School and Iona College. My brother and daughter attended elementary, middle and high schools. I've attended various churches, nonprofit organizations and owned, operated and served businesses in New Rochelle. I've enjoyed its amazing natural resources like beaches and parks and the manmade ones like shops, restaturants and movie theatres. I believe the sense of fairness, respect, responsibility and community that my familyand I have, in large part, has been from thriving in the diverse and loving community of New Rochelle. Its history is as rich as its present. Geographically, there is perhaps no city or town better situated for convenience to NYC (and CT the other way and beyond( or having the many recreational and beauty benefits of such a long coastline on the Long Island Sound and topography. And the city is equipped for continued growth and prosperity, helping it to deliver excellent services to its citizens (of all ages and backgrounds) and enabling us to live safely, prosperously and lovingly. New Rochelle is a very smart choice that will appeal to your head and your heart. At the end of this webpage are two articles about recent articles ranking New Rochelle as one of the 50 best cities to live in America and as 10th in New York State. Very worthwhile reading.
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SECTION C - LONGER VIDEOS (WITH MUSIC AND MONEY PRIZES AND BONUSES) (Live events may be organized around these videos and group internet-sharing viewings via and other conferencing tools)
Summary per MLS listing #4436963
This nearly 2,000 sq. ft. "flexible home" offers many options: Option 1: LEGAL 2-family house with a 1 br apt. Current tenant is month-to-month & pays under-market rent.Option 2: Doorway between main house living room & apt. creates mother/daughter suite with as much privacy or togetherness as wanted.Option #3: Use apt. for more living space for main house; gain 2 more bedrooms. Option #4: Work-at-home pro has meeting space for clients or patients, separate entrance, parking for 6+ cars:.Walk-up attic for more living space. Semi-finished basement with powder room. Back yard is school playground. Public baseball diamonds a block away! Walking distance to public schools, park, playground, shopping & waterfront.Easy on/off to I-95 and a walk-able/bike ride to Metro North. (See facts like square feet, taxes, rooms, etc. in MLS copy below)

MLS Listing done by Stetson Real Esatate, of Mamaroneck, NY.

Rob Seitz, listing agent. (914.381.7173)

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Above info updated on 12/27/14 by real estate agent:



SECTION C - LONGER VIDEOS (WITH MUSIC AND MONEY PRIZES AND BONUSES) (Live events may be organized around these videos and group internet-sharing viewings via and other conferencing tools)
Video AAA1 (Entire video movie- 1 hour & 1 minute) - Inside and Outside of House and New Rochelle area Video AAA2 (Video 1 of 2 - 15 minutes) - Inside and Outside of House Video AA3 (Video 2 of 2 - 46 minutes) - New Rochelle area
Of the home's inside and outside:
Other pertinent photos
Family of Felice, with spouses and children, seated around dining room table at 26 Park Ridge Avenue, New Rochelle, NY, following a typical Sunday dinner - around 1955. (Photographer is probably Sal Felice).
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New Rochelle Earns 13th of 50 Best Cities In America to Live

New Rochelle Earns 13th of 50 Best Cities In America to Live (as reported on www.New based on article dated 9/17/14 in

24/7 Wall St. - Online news website   (at

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Below is a copy of the section of article with New Rochelleof 50 Best Cities in America to Live.

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

September 17, 2014 by 247robert

Americans take into account different factors when choosing where to live. For some, the quality of schools is important. For others, the strength of the local economy or personal safety takes priority.

To determine America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.

Click here to see America’s Best Cities to Live.

Click here to read our methodology.

Because of its importance, the labor market was one of the key measures we used to identify the best cities. In order to be considered, a city needed positive employment growth between 2011 and 2013. Seventy cities did not meet this standard. Cities scored well if employment growth was high. Olathe, Kansas, one of the best cities to live in, received considerable marks because it had 14.4% employment growth — one of the best during that time.

In the U.S., the national unemployment rate was 7.4% in 2013, high by historical standards. And in many cities it was much worse. Because unemployment is such an important factor, we also eliminated cities from consideration if their unemployment rates were more than 33% above the 2013 national rate — our cutoff rate was 9.8%. This alone excluded more than 100 cities from consideration.

Of course, the availability of jobs is not enough to make a city worth moving to. For many Americans, safety is also important. According to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data, violent crime rates were far higher in metropolitan areas — where the vast majority of Americans live — than in smaller cities and other parts of the country. Roughly half of all cities were excluded because they reported property or violent crime rates that were at least 25% higher than the 2012 national rates.

The vast majority of the nation’s best cities to live in had especially low violent crime rates. In fact, the violent crime rate in 35 of the 50 cities was less than half the national rate of 387 incidents per 100,000 residents in 2012.

For parents, a strong school system also influences the decision of where to live. According to Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, a housing market data site, “quality of education is the number one issue home buyers ask about most.”

In order to compare educational outcomes in each city, we ranked math, language arts and science scores tabulated by Homefacts, a RealtyTrac subsidiary. Seven of the top 10 cities on our list were among the top 10% of large cities nationwide for math achievement and eight were among the top 10% for language arts.

We also measured the availability of amenities, such as restaurants, theaters and fitness clubs. While such factors might seem like an afterthought, Americans spend an average of more than five hours each day on leisure activities, according to the Census Bureau.

“There is still romance in buying a house,” said Blomquist. Features such as access to outdoor activities, beautiful parks and gyms “are the type of amenities that often will set apart certain communities from others.”

Some cities score well because of the number of dining options, as is the case with Evanston, Illinois. The city is part of Cook County, which also includes Chicago. This provides Evanston residents with easy access to nearly 9,000 restaurants and more than 900 bars.

Sports teams can also be a big draw. Bellevue, Washington, which ranked as the second best city to live in, is located near Seattle — home to Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders, and the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.

Commuting times can also influence where people live. Proximity to larger metro areas makes getting to work faster. In 34 of the best cities, the average commute time was below the national average of 26 minutes. Additionally, in 10 of these cities, residents both walk and take public transportation in greater proportions than the national average rates, both of which reduce traffic and have the potential to make commuting more pleasant.

Most Americans have to make tradeoffs when choosing where they live. Many of the best cities are expensive when judged by the national cost of living, an index that compares the cost of a basket of consumer goods in cities across the U.S. However, cost of living varies widely by region. When the best cities are compared to their state, a majority are no more than 20% more expensive than the state’s average cost of living.

Many of the best cities are located near major cities, as this proximity provides residents with access to good schools while living in safe neighborhoods. It also allows them to enjoy the amenities available in the nearby larger cities.

Perhaps surprisingly, none of America’s largest cities are on this list. There is no New York, Los Angeles, or Houston among the best places to live. Nearly all of the biggest cities in the country by population had crime rates that automatically excluded them from consideration. Additionally, more than half of these cities had poverty rates above 21.1%, or 33% above the national rate, making them ineligible.

#13 (out of 50 in all of America) New Rochelle, New York

> Median household income: $66,656 > Unemployment rate, 2013: 6.90% > Median home value: $549,800 > Violent crime per 100,000 residents: 232.0 > Average commuter travel time: 29.9 minutes

New Rochelle is nestled within Westchester County and is just a short train ride — or drive — from New York City. Nearly 18% of the population commutes by public transit, and an additional 8% walk, both among the highest percentages in the U.S. Additionally, residents benefit from the city’s beautiful coastline along the Long Island Sound.

One of the most attractive aspects of the city may be its access to amenities. Westchester County has 47 golf clubs. The county also has many restaurants and drinking establishments. However, New Rochelle is pricy. The cost of living in the city is among the highest nationwide. Additionally, the median home value was nearly $550,000, among the most expensive reviewed.

New Rochelle is considered one of the top 10 cities in NY

New Rochelle is considered one of the top 10 cities in NY (as reported on www.New based on article in May 2014 on the real estate blog called

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Below is a copy of the section of article with New Rochelle as 10th of the 10 Best Cities in New York State  to Live.

These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In New York

If you think New York City is the top spot in New York, you clearly haven’t been to these. Here are the actual best places in the Empire State.

by Natalie Grigson , Staff Writer, 140 articles, 0 comments, 93,355 views at 12/22/14

Many times, when people hear “New York,” their thoughts automatically drift to the Big Apple—tall buildings, crowded streets, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park—you know, New York, completely forgetting about the whole rest of the state.

Today on the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we’re here to show you that not only are there actually some really cool places in New York other than New York City , but, according to our analysis, there are quite a few that are a whole lot better.

Which one was the very best? Turns out it was Mamaroneck. Of course, this Westchester County town wasn’t the only one to impress us. Here are the best places in New York.

1. Town of Mamaroneck 2. Village of Tarrytown 3. City of White Plains 4. Village of Mount Kisco 5. Town of Scarsdale 6. Town of Harrison 7. Village of Dobbs Ferry 8. Village of Ossining 8. City of Rye 10. City of New Rochelle 10. City of Saratoga Springs

If you’re a New Yorker, you probably see something of a pattern here: 10 out of 11 of these places are in Westchester County, just north of New York City. You also probably realize that this list is a bit longer than normal. That’s because we had a tie for our No. 10 spot, and as much as we like to keep things brief, we couldn’t exactly leave out Saratoga Springs.

To find out the methodology of our analysis and just why each of these places was better than the rest, keep on reading.

How We Did It

In order to come up with our ranking of best places in New York, we started out by gathering a list of all the places in the state with 10,000 people or more from the 2010 U.S. Census. This left us with a total of 87 places. We then looked at each of these places in terms of the following criteria:

  • Total amenities
  • Quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student to teacher ratio)
  • Total crimes
  • Tax rates (sales tax and income tax)
  • Unemployment
  • Commute time
  • Weather (temperature and air quality)

From there, we ranked each place with a score of 1 to 87, according to the above criteria, with the lowest number being best. After that, we averaged each for an overall Big Deal Score ; again, the lower the better.

To see how the top 50 places in the state ranked, head down to the bottom of the post for a complete list. Otherwise. we’ll meander to Mamaroneck to see just what makes it so special.


New Rochelle

Source: Flickr user “Nino” Eugene La Pia

Residents of New Rochelle are probably used to praise by now. After all, in 2008, it was named the best city in New York State by “Businessweek”, and, that same year, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

With all of the walking going on in New Rochelle, it’s a good thing it ranked so well for its high number of amenities—places like AJ’s Burgers, Sweet Potatoes, and Spadaro Ristorante all within a quick jaunt. (Don’t worry, you’ll burn it off walking home.)

Considering the great walkability, a pleasant average summer temperature of 72, and a low unemployment rate, it’s no wonder residents are willing to pay a median price of $605,500 for a home here.

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