Buying a house is much more than just purchasing four walls and a roof. When families move into a new home, they become part of a community and enjoy the lifestyle an area has to offer. Thanks to William Raveis' Escapes platform, sellers in some of the country's most desirable locations are able to showcase exactly what makes their communities one-of-a-kind.
"We noticed that we have all these wonderful offices up and down the east coast and wanted to create a way to share everyone’s listings and area expertise," said Kathy Braddock, managing director of William Raveis' New York City office. "The result is William Raveis Escapes, which offers overviews of the communities from an insider's perspective. These profiles include everything from the best place to see a sunset to the best lobster roll, and more." Servicing Westchester County and beyond, Raveis Escapes is helping homebuyers find their own piece of paradise this summer, from the North Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, and everywhere in between.
Despite being just a few hours drive from midtown Manhattan, Cape Cod offers residents and guests a uniquely New England experience, steeped in Yankee tradition and history. Boasting over 400 miles of coastline, Cape Cod is dotted with numerous postcard-perfect towns. One of them, Provincetown, has cultivated an international reputation for fun in the sun. Interested buyers can experience life on the beach for a bargain, thanks to a waterfront condo at 501 Commercial Street in town. Steps from the beach, the house is the ultimate summer bungalow. Looking to set anchor in one of the East Coast's oldest fishing communities? 117 Summerhill Lane in Chatham offers traditional charm and year round livability for those who like to live life a little off shore.
For homeowners seeking sand beneath their toes every day of the year, Naples, Florida has become a go-to destination for luxury buyers. Just three hours from New York's airports, the sun-drenched beaches and crystal blue water have attracted both part and full-time residents. Year round golf, fishing, boating and outdoor living are major draws for prospective buyers. For residents at 1285 Gulf Shore Blvd ., the view is the star of the show. The condo's panoramic vista of the Gulf of Mexico offers owners a luxury beachfront oasis a short distance from Naples' lively downtown. For boating enthusiasts, 4255 Gordon Dr. offers serene views of the protected Cutlass Cove, and deep water docking for vessels of all sizes. The house, which is located just a short walk from the Cutlass Cove Beach Club, is designed as a modern take on a tropical colonial. Pitched ceilings, exposed wood and tile and bright colors create a charming atmosphere in the waterfront listing.
For agents in Raveis' footprint, Escapes has allowed them to showcase what they believe are some of the greatest communities. "These are some of the most beautiful places in the world," said Braddock. "And in many cases, what most people don't realize is that these properties don't always have the be expensive."
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