New Rochelle is located in lower Westchester County. It is a city of roughly 80,000 people. It was started in 1688, over 300 years ago.
There is a large variety of housing in New Rochelle including single family homes, 2-4 family homes, multi-family apartments and condos/coops, and a variety of commercial interests mixed throughout the city. It is mostly suburban. The single-family homes were mostly built in the early to mid-1900s with varying architectural style. The northern portion of New Rochelle above Hutchinson River Parkway has more split-level homes built in the mid-1900s.
There are portions of New Rochelle that front the Long Island Sound, which is the body of water to the eat of Westchester County. Some of these homes are large with fantastic water views. Water views make appraising challenging as there are very few homes to compare too. Sometimes, there are no recent sales and historical appraisal data is used to determine water view adjustments.
New Rochelle also has a small Downtown area with some high-rise buildings that are mostly residential in nature. Downtown New Rochelle is near the train station and Highway 95, which runs north and south on the East Coast of the United States.
I love appraising in New Rochelle. Every home I see is different.