Moving Families from

Urban to… Suburban​

The Suburban Jungle is an award winning innovative concept in the world of real estate, specializing in moving families from urban to suburban… The firm created the first of its kind “town first” truly objective approach which helps buyers before they make one of the largest investments of their lives, allowing them to ask the right questions and objectively look in the right places.​

The firm specializes in

providing clients the true inside scoop and the hard to see “intangibles” of every town. The fact that the suburban jungle is a completely free service, is just a bonus. Each client works with a personalized deal team, free of charge comprised of the following:​

The Strategist

is a truly objective advisor helping you and your family evaluate all possible options within commuting distance to the city…They work with you personally throughout your home search to not only come up with a home search strategy for you, but to also ensure that you are asking the right questions and looking in the right places.

The Client Concierge

will be working with you from start to finish —to help you set up your town tours, to help you make reservations for brunch. They will help organize strategy sessions with your Strategist, as well as get feedback from you after each town tour! They will also help you with setting any and all things up…from brunch reservations to movers!

The “Local”

This is someone who will be able to help you truly understand the inside scoop of the town. They are not agents, nor are they incentivized to “sell” you anything…they are just folks that live in the town or towns you are considering to help you understand all of the intangibles! A truly objective perspective on life in town and answers to all of the questions you have and more! They also not only educate you from the beginning, but help you get settled in once you have decided on the town!

The Agent

We partner with local agents that have been trained in the suburban jungle way of real estate….they have been handpicked to work as part of our deal team. You will be set up with one agent per town you tour to be able to understand and benefit from the truly local nuances of each area.

Alison Bernstein: Founder/President


Alison Bernstein is the founder of the The Suburban Jungle Realty, a real estate firm exclusively focused on buyers leaving the city for the suburbs. Recognizing how different neighboring towns can be from one another and how little families learn about a community during the home search, Alison launched Suburban Jungle, helping buyers navigate suburbia, and understand the ins and outs of towns before making their decision. She had personally experienced these challenges while undertaking her own suburban search, and strived to bring that unique expertise to Suburban Jungle families. Prior to this launch, Alison worked in the industry for more than 15 years, including senior-level roles in sales, leasing, investment banking and corporate strategic work spanning three of the nation’s leading real estate organizations. She has revolutionized the real estate industry by creating this new advisory pre-search component to the home buying process. When she’s not helping families in their suburban explorations, Alison enjoys traveling, skiing and tennis as well as spending time at home with her husband and four young children… and huge dog.

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In the ‘burbs with Suburban Jungle Strategist ERIKA ADES!  

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Spotlight on Rye Brook in Westchester County!

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