Just in time for Halloween, Sleepy Hollow homes

In Sleepy Hollow, housing comes with a dose of legend

TRD New York /
Oct.October 01, 2016 03:00 PM

Halloween is almost here, and if you’re house hunting, you might want to skip the five boroughs and consider Sleepy Hollow.

For most people, Sleepy Hollow is synonymous with Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” But increasingly, New Yorkers see the small town in Mount Pleasant as a place of refuge from the city’s uber competitive real estate market.

A couple, who seem to enjoy fall festivities, told the New York Times they recently left Downtown Brooklyn for a $650,000 four-bedroom in the Philipse Manor section of Sleepy Hollow. They said that rising rents in Brooklyn made going just outside the city a lot more appealing.

And they aren’t the only ones. Thanks to Sleepy Hollow’s easy commuting distance to Manhattan, the area is starting to see more and more city transplants, according to the Times.

The town has also seen an explosion in tourism, village administrator Anthony Giaccios said. “We definitely think [it] is a plus for the village.”

Still, there were only about 10 homes on the market in late August, ranging in price from $549,000 to $3 million. So you better act fast if you want to have your own headless horseman scare. [NYT] –Christopher Cameron


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