Rockaway is the New Brooklyn

“Rockaway is the new Brooklyn” overheard in a crowded restaurant in SoHo last week. “My friend just bought a new two-family home at Arverne By The Sea. It’s awesome – right on the beach, you can watch the surfers from her terrace. She rents the apartment out to her cousin and her mortgage is less than what she used to pay for rent.”

The Rockaways, once thought of as mainly a day-trip destination, is the latest hot spot more and more people want to call home. Luckily, the two-family homes of Arverne By The Sea offer income-producing rental units, private roof terraces, luxurious master suites, garages and private yards. Barbara Vollrath, an Arverne By The Sea homeowner says, “My two years here have been the best ever- Arverne by the Sea is a friendly, vibrant, diverse community. Where everyone is welcomed and made to feel at home. Each season brings its own special beauty- the ocean, dunes, sky, with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. It is wonderful to be part of the continuing growth of this neighborhood, Arverne & the Rockaways.”

Surrounded by fab world-renowned beaches, trendy restaurants, shopping and pocket parks, Arverne By The Sea is an active, thriving community that just may define the term “stay-cation”… “It’s like a vacation every time we come home”, says Dr. Jody Blanco, another Arverne By The Sea resident.


The ultimate lifestyle destination, Arverne By The Sea offers the rare mix of affordability, beachfront living and convenient access to Manhattan. The final two-family home neighborhood, The Dunes, is 80% sold out. Homes start at $630,000, with income-producing rental apartments and a 20-year tax abatement. Select homes are still available for summer occupancy. Individuals interested in scheduling a tour of the community should contact (800) 999-5761. Models are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit