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Why You Should Live in the Rivertowns

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If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of New York, a quick jaunt upstate to the Rivertowns is the perfect place. The Rivertowns, straddling the Hudson River, is a collection of picture-perfect villages that combines laid-back living with the convenience of amenities and easy transport options.

The Rivertowns in Westchester County consist of cozy and picturesque towns. It is resplendent with typically 19th-century architecture, stunning views of the river, and thriving centers full of creative and artistic individuals. As more people look to make the break from urban living in New York and trade skyscrapers for tree-lined streets and spacious homes and gardens, interest in the Rivertowns has grown.

In this blog post, we will look at four communities in the Rivertowns to consider moving to. If you’re looking for a quaint and historic community in which to raise a family, grow old in comfort, or get back to nature, you’ll find it all in the Rivertowns.

1. Ossining

Further out from the city than many of the other communities within the Rivertowns but if it’s good enough for Don Draper and his family, it’s good enough for us. This stunning community is famed for its architecture and historic buildings. Ossining is an affordable location within Westchester, which has drawn many young professionals from the city. 

Ossining features a wide selection of houses, from historic to new constructions. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or looking to upgrade or move location, Ossining has it all.

2. Sleepy Hollow

A 40-minute train journey from the city, Sleepy Hollow is known worldwide for its connection to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. A mixture of new constructions and historic homes, the charming community is popular with creative types, history buffs, and people looking for a more laid-back environment that is still close to New York.

3. Yonkers

The city’s sixth borough, with a population of around 200,000, has excellent education options, easy transportation to Grand Central, and recreation options (including Untermyer Park). The largest of Westchester’s cities, Yonkers has an urban feel that offers the benefits of suburban living. There is a wide mix of Victorian homes and luxury apartments on the market in Yonkers.

4. Hastings-on-Hudson

With a creative and environmentally conscious ambiance, Hastings-on-Hudson boasts a lively downtown and impressive views of the Hudson. 35 minutes by train to Grand Central, this community is packed full of high-regarded amenities, including restaurants and public parks. Popular for families due to its excellent schooling options, it has a close-knit population of around 8,000.

Click here to learn more about the Rivertowns and its appeal to those looking to move out of the city.

Find a New Lease of Life in the Rivertowns

Experience the benefits of suburban living with easy access to New York City. Embrace your creative and artistic side in the Rivertowns. Choose from stunning 19-century homes to new, luxurious apartments and condos.

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This Camper That Doubles As A Boat Is A Game Changer

The future of road-tripping has arrived and it’s a camper that is also a boat.

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There are a lot of different ways to vacay. Some people love to travel the globe. See new countries, experience different cultures, and, of course, try new food. Some people don’t need all that and can enjoy themselves just escaping a couple hours out of town for a day or two.

Then there are those “free spirits” I keep hearing about. Those people that just jump in the car and start driving. No real destination in mind. No idea how long the latest adventure will last. More often than not these people are either expert campers… or they have an actual camper. And there’s a new one out there that’s about to blow their minds.

Introducing the Sealander Caravan. Doesn’t look like much, does it? Actually looks kind of small, doesn’t it? Well, there’s more than meets the eye with this mini camper. Because in addition to having wheels and the fact that it can easily be hitched to the back of a truck, it also doubles as a boat!

That’s right. You heard me. This thing operates as both a camper and a boat. So you can cruise down the highway and pull over whenever you like and sleep in your camper. Or you can take that thing out in the water and have a beautiful candlelit dinner with your sweetie in the middle of a lake.

While on the water it’s controlled by an outboard motor and can go up to 20-25 miles per hour. And the inside is practically a transformer. There’s a bench and table configuration that can accommodate seating for four. Then you can remove the table and fold out the benches to make a bed that easily fits two people. You can even get yours upgraded to include a bathroom and cooking utilities!

Now I know what you’re thinking. How much does this brilliant invention cost? Well, it’s actually pretty reasonable! The most basic model runs at around $17,000. And then the price will obviously go up from there as you customize and add more features.

And that’s not all! While you need a special license to drive most boats, there is no special license required to take this beauty out on the water! It meets all safety requirements for both land and water around the world. Be right back, I’ve got to buy one of these like now!

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You May Be Taking A Flying Taxi In The Very Near Future

Ok, so I stretched the truth a little bit. Yes, flying taxis may soon be a very real thing. But you’ll probably have to be in New Zealand to take one. See! it’s not technically a lie! It was just a really dirty trick. For which I am very, very sorry. But can we please… View Article

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Ok, so I stretched the truth a little bit. Yes, flying taxis may soon be a very real thing. But you’ll probably have to be in New Zealand to take one. See! it’s not technically a lie! It was just a really dirty trick. For which I am very, very sorry. But can we please focus on what really matters here? New Zealand’s about to have flying taxis for goodness sake!

The recent announcement goes along with their grander plan of having absolutely zero emissions as a country by as early as 2050. An ambitious goal to say the least. But these electric flying taxis are a great step in the right direction.

Obviously, our cars are one of the greatest contributors to the dangerous emissions that are damaging our ozone layer. So if we can find ways to get as many cars off the road as possible, we would all be better off. And just imagine not having to deal with traffic ever again!

As we all know by now, many people and even companies have been trying for years to get us as a society past our dependency on fossil fuels. There have already been many helpful and effective advancements in the use of solar and wind power. And electric anything is the next big phase.

There are already plenty of electric car options out there that require very little gas and are doing wonders for the environment. But an actual flying electric alternative? Now that would really be something special.

And as previously mentioned, New Zealand is at the forefront of the flying electric transportation revolution, thanks to flying car company, Kitty Hawk. They have already seen successful test runs of their prototype that they have named Cora. In fact, the prototype has been so successful and has already garnered so much attention that the New Zealand government is already pushing for Kitty Hawk to partner with them in making them taxis available to the public.

And it’s easy to understand why when you learn that they can travel as fast as 93 miles an hour and for as long as 62 miles. How much more do you really need from a taxi anyway?!

Further details are still unknown at this time. But it’s safe to say we will be seeing these incredible machines put to use in the next five years or so. The only question now is: how much will a fare in one of these flying taxis cost?!

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Long Lost Battleship, The USS Lexington, Finally Discovered

The USS Lexington was sunk during the Battle of Coral Sea in 1942 and had remained undiscovered at the bottom of the ocean for 76 years. Until now…

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The USS Lexington was a naval marvel in its time. It was truly enormous and also included many advances that made it extremely powerful and effective. Originally built to be a battleship, it was later used as an aircraft carrier in the early 1900’s. Most notably, it was a crucial element of the Allied victory during World War II. But then… it took part in the Battle of Coral Sea in 1942.

During that battle, the ship sustained severe damage from enemy torpedoes that in turn led to fires within the ship. Tragically, it was too much for the powerful ship to take, and it sunk to a watery grave, taking 216 of its crew members with it. Thankfully, the other 2,770 people that were aboard the ship survived. But the ship was left and forgotten at the bottom of the ocean for 76 years.

But that all changed recently when a group led by billionaire Paul Allen set out to find the long-lost ship. In an article posted on his website, Allen said “to pay tribute to the USS Lexington and the brave men that served on her is an honor. As Americans, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served and who continue to serve our country for their courage, persistence, and sacrifice.” You can say that again, Paul.

So the crew set out for the Coral Sea, which off the coast of Australia. And, sure enough, they found the infamous battleship! It was found an astounding 2 miles below the surface of the ocean. They were amazed by how intact the ship was after all those years in the salty waters. It was a wonderful and honorable discovery by Allen and his team.

In fact, Navy Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., whose father was one of the surviving crew members of the USS Lexington had this to say: “As the son of a survivor of the USS Lexington, I offer my congratulations to Paul Allen and the expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel for locating the ‘Lady Lex,’ sunk nearly 76 years ago at the Battle of Coral Sea.”

And this writer would like to echo that message and say my own congratulations! What an incredible and important find. Way to go, Paul.

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