While I originally posted this blog a few years ago, I felt I compelled to update it now! One of my biggest regrets is not having purchased a home in the New Rochelle Bayberry community so many years ago ( can’t give away my age!) when we were first looking for a home in New Rochelle. This community was built in the 1950’s and there were basically 3 different original styles as described in an original marketing brochure -“The Bayberry Model ( 3 bedrooms, 2 baths) , “The Bayberry Split – either 3 or 4 bedrooms plus a den and 2 baths, and “The Bayberry Expanded Model” which was either a 4 or 5 bedroom home plus a den and 3 bathrooms.
200 homes were originally built, and of course the community recreational area with the Olympic sized pool, children’s wading pool and shuffleboard court! I loved perusing through the brochure and noting how each home would have a Chamber’s stove. There are still a few homes with that original stove!
Over the years, the community grew, and those homeowners who chose to live in Bayberry have developed it beautifully. Many homeowners, loving the area so much, expanded their homes upwards, outwards, and so when you drive through you can see a variety of different styles today. The community pool area changed too. There is now a tennis court, the Olympic sized pool of course, the children’s wading pool, a volleyball court, a basketball court, a cafe, a summer camp, children’s playground, a pickleball (a cross between badminton, tennis and table tennis!) and seasonal community activities are offered too. Each home owner must pay the Bayberry dues of currently $650 per year (payable in two installments – February and October, and then tennis, pool membership are additional yearly costs.
New Rochelle is GREAT!