69-47 Exeter St., Forest Hills
This five bedroom, three bath is asking $1,888,000. The brick house features a wood-burning fireplace, tons of windows, high ceilings, millwork on the walls, a heated sunroom, garage, and a backyard with a deck. The fully-finished basement has tile floors, a laundry area, utility area, closets, and a full bath. Nearby eateries include 5 Burro Cafe and Forest Hills Stadium is a three-minute walk away. The Forest Hills Metro North station and Forest Hills/71st Avenue subway station are nearby. So if you’re in the market for a house with the feel of the suburbs within the five boroughs, check out these houses for sale in Todt Hill, Riverdale, Jamaica Estates, Bay Ridge, and Forest Hills.
If you are looking to buy, your experience riding out the coronavirus pandemic in a New York City apartment may have you convinced it’s time to commit to a house with a yard, where more space and privacy can make social distancing easier.
Of course you don’t necessarily need to head to the suburbs—you can find houses with generous outdoor space in parts of the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. You’ll have more room to work from home and for online school (if that’s still happening in September) and you won’t have to share an elevator or amenity space with others like you do in an apartment building. Plus, your commute to Manhattan (if that’s still a thing) may be shorter than a ride from the burbs.