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From Urb to Burb


Reservation-chasers will dine well in...
Armonk, New York


The city equivalent:
250 Manhattan Ave.; two bedrooms; $1 million  

7 Spruce Hill Road
This 2,688-square-foot French country-style ranch has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a pool on 1.63 acres.
Price: $995,000
Agent: Barbara Greer, Houlihan Lawrence

Armonk, a once-sleepy town primarily known as the home of IBM (and for being Chappaqua’s Clintons-less neighbor down the road), is in the midst of a culinary renaissance. Restaurant North, a farm-to-table boîte founded by two young Danny Meyer mentees, kicked off the boom when it opened in 2010. Moderne Barn, from the owners of Manhattan’s Oceana, followed suit. Last year, Fortina, with its refined wood-fired pizzas, opened shop. The locally sourcing Fattoria is set to open next. But the restaurateurs wouldn’t be here without Armonk’s bona fides: well-heeled long-timers who keep trading up, plus a new wave of young families moving from uptown neighborhoods. (Scan the parking lot of DeCicco’s, a high-end grocery store that opened last year, and you’ll see a parade of BMWs and Audis.) They’re lured by grand homes and public schools that hold their own against the Hunters and Daltons of Manhattan.


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