It's summertime! Do you know what that means? Time to buy property on City Island, since it is, after all, trying to rebrand itself as NYC's own Nantucket fishing village. So, we've compiled this top five list of homes currently for sale on City Island. Before you move in, get familiar with the local terms: anyone born on the island is known as a "clamdigger," while all those who reside on the island but were born elsewhere are called "musclediggers." Obviously.
1) Listing: 586 City Island Avenue (above)
Time on Market: 160 days
The Skinny: Built in 1876, this former Inn is a historic landmark that boasts 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. With a four car garage and Victorian décor, this 3,610-square-foot house got a price chop of $100,000 around four weeks ago.
2) Listing: 171 Fordham Street
Time on Market: 309 days
The Skinny: This 1890 single family home has 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths sitting on a double lot. It sits on the highest point of City Island, so you can look down at all the other houses and laugh.
3) Listing: 246-A Bowne Street
Time on Market: 308 days
The Skinny: This condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a Jacuzzi and a two car garage. The price was reduced 7 months ago by $20,000.
4) Listing: 166 Reville Street
Time on Market: 324 Days
The Skinny: It’s got 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and the kitchen needs updating. But hey, the price was chopped by $10,000 two weeks ago and it’s right next to Pelham Bay Park!
5) Listing: 154 Bay Street
Time on Market: 406 days
For true beach living, this 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom cottage has a kitchenette and is a “great opportunity” for the “home of your dreams.” Is your dream to have a full kitchen? Then this listing is not for you.