For waterfront living, even if you’re not the owner of one of the homes on the water, Grey Rock, offers the best of both worlds. Residents wax poetic about kayaking to Manursing Island Club for breakfast, watching sunsets from the dock, and coming home to a relaxed neighborhood where all the houses aren’t new or necessarily recently renovated.
In the words of realtor Laura DeVita, “Grey Rock, which is perfectly nestled in between Rye and downtown Port Chester, offers a waterfront lifestyle at an attainable price. It’s a small, close-knit community that enjoys and values an association beach and dock.”
She and her husband love the fact that their girls come home from school and just walk across the street and take the kayak and paddle boards out on the Sound. “There is something so comforting about walking barefoot on the beach at the end of a long day, or sitting in your bedroom admiring the reflection of the almost full moon on the water.”
Michael Woodrow, co-owner of Woodrow Jewelers, loves the sloping streets, the fact that everyone has a view because Grey Rock isn’t a wall of houses screened by evergreens, and that everyone knows their neighbors.
The Swank family, who like the DeVitas, were longtime Rye residents before opting for Westchester’s version of the Hamptons — without hours on the LI Expressway or crowds once you get there — look forward to coming around the corner and and seeing the breakwater protecting Long Island Sound.
“It’s an unexpected spot, where you’ll find stone Cape Colonials, converted Ranch, Shingle style, and International style homes mixing nicely, and people pick up on nautical cues, so you’ll see whales and sails door knockers,” said Amy Swank. “The water broadens your perspective. Grey Rock is where good people move to do good things.”
— Robin Jovanovich