"Last year was a good year," said Jonathan Miller, principal broker at JonCar Realty Residential and Commercial Sales. "We are hoping to project the same this year. But we don't have enough stock for people to want to come into the community that is on the market at the moment."
Miller, whose family has lived in Beacon for multiple generations, said that while a lot of people from different areas are looking to move to Beacon, 80 percent of his business is young families moving out of Brooklyn.
One reason might be that the median home price in Beacon in 2014 — $502,850 — was $600,000 less than the median in Williamsburg, according to online real estate database Zillow.
Welcome, new Beacon citizens.
Thanks for being part of the rebirth of Beacon.
Once a forgotten and neglected post-industrial city, a revival is in full swing. Investors are seeing the value of the city's charming store fronts and old brick factories nestled between Mount Beacon and the shores of the Hudson River. And it's all within an hour's train ride from Grand Central Terminal.
A train ride within an hour? Pffft.
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"Brooklyn-to-Beacon transfers share their stories..."
How are you my friend. Everyone needs to go to BIFF in September, mark your calendar.
“What I like about old Beacon and new Beacon, for lack of better words, is that they are active about what they want done and how they imagine the city to be,” said Mansfield.
Yup, very vocal. Maddening at times for the council I bet, but we all love the place.
Adam McKible and Julie Shiroishi!
Adam: my wife kept badgering me and made me cut off the latest beard iteration, otherwise we'd be Motorhead Lemmy lookalikes 4life, sorry bud.