If you work in midtown Manhattan, and you want to find a luxury house in the suburbs, close to Manhattan, then you have a number of choices. There is a lot of wealth created in Manhattan, and a lot of wealthy people, and many of them prefer to live outside of the city. So, there are some super luxury homes very close to the city. Here's a selection of three different towns to choose from. One is located in New Jersey, with a train that takes you right into Penn Station. The other one is located in Connecticut, and a short train ride or drive from Midtown. The final one is located in Westchester, and easily accessible via Metro North from Midtown.
There is a section of Connecticut known as the "Gold Coast". The "gold coast" is located on the Long Island Sound and is home to some of the most expensive real estate on the east coast. Huge palatial estates, with lots of ground, and ocean front property. Among the most popular is Greenwich. It was ranked the best place to live in the United States in 2005, and is still considered one of the most luxurious and beautiful towns in the country. The town has a really cool downtown section that is very walkable and perfect for families who want to window shop and hang out on the weekend. Plus, the town has multiple beaches, as well as country clubs.
Best of all, you don't even have to drive in to Manhattan. There is a train that will bring you right into Grand Central! If you do want to drive in, you can always take the Hutchinson River Parkway.
Madison, New Jersey
Greenwhich is super luxury, which means that it's perfect if money is no object. However, if you don't happen to work at a Hedge Fund, you might want to consider Madison. This is a cool little town in New Jersey. The homes are less resplendent than those in Greenwhich (you won't find many mansions) but they are still super nice, and the town is definitely luxurious. The town has a center green, with fine dining restaurants for people who don't feel like traveling back into Manhattan during the week. You will also see lots of stores that feature designer brands. The really excellent thing about Madison is that you can take New Jersey Transit right into Penn Station.
Scarsdale, New York
If you like the idea of living in Westchester, then definitely check out Scarsdale. It's located in the heart of Westchester and has a mixture of old single family homes, large mansions, and new developments. The town has a strict building code which prevents the development of tall buildings, or over-development such as strip malls, so it retains a very suburban feel when compared to nearby Mount Vernon, White Plains, and Yonkers. It's super easy to get into Manhattan. You can just drive down the Major Degan, or else take Metro North right into Midtown. For more information, contact a business such as RE/MAX PARADISE.