There are quaint shops and restaurants in Armonk's downtown area. Shopping also is plentiful in nearby White Plains. Yet you are only 10 minutes from any type of city environment.
The current housing stock in Armonk is a mix of older houses and newer homes built during the 1990s and 2000s. The architecture styles include colonial, modern and a few Tudor homes.
During the late 1980s and the 1990s, more young families started moving into Armonk as new homes became available. "It was like a secret little hideaway, and now people know about it, because it's a great place to live," said Peggy LaSala of Houlihan Lawrence who lived in Armonk for 20 years.
Large employers like International Business Machines Corp. and MBIA Inc. are based in Armonk, which helps keep the property taxes comparatively low for homeowners, brokers say.
The current average asking price for Armonk homes is $1.85 million, according to real-estate site Trulia. In Chappaqua to the west, the average is $1.48 million, and in Valhalla to the north, it is $650,000, according to Trulia.
Some of the larger homes in Armonk have asking prices approaching $7 million. There is a 9,000-square-foot home on Whippoorwill Road currently on the market for $6.995 million. The huge brick colonial home has six bedrooms and 7½ bathrooms and sits on a 20-acre lot. The home comes with a greenhouse and heated pool.
There are also a few newly constructed homes on the market. On Evergreen Row, there is a new colonial home with five bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms situated in the Windmill Farm section of Armonk. The home measures 5,400 square feet and is on a two-acre lot. It is on the market for $2.695 million.