One of my biggest regrets is not having purchased a home in the New Rochelle Bayberry community when we first considered were seeking a home in New Rochelle so many years ago ( can’t give away my age!). 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 home owners who chose to live in Bayberry have developed it beautifully. Many home owners, 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. There is now a tennis court, a volley ball court, a basketball court, a cafe, a summer camp, the Olympic sized swimming pool of course, the children’s wading pool, children’s playground, 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!