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 GREAT NECK with Suburban Jungle Director of Accounting ALYSSA SPIEL!

See why this family made the move from Manhattan to Great Neck...and why they NEVER looked back! When this NYC mama moved to Great Neck, she had a baby in diapers. Now, years later, Suburban Jungle Director of Accounting Alyssa Spiel and her fun, active family love life Long Island! Meet Alyssa and her family, and see how their urban-to-suburban move happened.             ABOUT HER FAMILY“My husband Michael is a self-employed bindery equipment manufacturer and reseller. We have two daughters, Lauren and Jamie! We love spending time together and I, personally, love cooking, reading and YOGA.” WHERE SHE MOVED FROMManhattan  WHERE SHE CALLS HOME Great Neck, New York on Long Island   WHY THEY CHOSE GREAT NECK“While Great Neck has changed a lot since we moved years ago, what originally brought us here is still so important -- specifically, it’s very close to the city, it’s on the water and has an amazing school district.”   WHAT SHE APPLIES FROM HER PREVIOUS ROLE TO HER WORK WITH SUBURBAN JUNGLE“I've worked with several tech startups and enjoy making accounting processes more efficient and reliable -- there’s a lot you can learn from working with ‘techies!’”                 WHAT SHE LOVES MOST ABOUT WORKING AT SUBURBAN JUNGLE“The entrepreneurial spirit -- and the team is the best!”                Related Posts...The City vs Suburbia: Side by Side5 Signs it's Time to Move to the Suburbs What Happens if you Pick the Wrong Suburb? WHAT SHE’D TELL CITY FAMILIES CONSIDERING MAKING A MOVE“You can always move back to the city -- JUST KIDDING! I would tell city families that there’s a lot to the suburbs and, once you find ‘yours,’ you’ll never look back.” WHY SHE WORKS FOR SUBURBAN JUNGLE"I love working for such an incredible, entrepreneurial company. Everyone here loves being here and the team attitude and atmosphere is inspiring. It’s a great place to work and these are great people to work with!”  Suburban Jungle is an award-winning firm that specializes in moving families from urban to suburban. The company’s innovative “town first” approach helps buyers find the right suburb for their family based on personality and lifestyle, not just the house. Services are FREE and fully customized to each family and their unique journey. To learn more and to connect with a Suburbs Strategist, and find the place your family truly fits in visit and click GET STARTED. ​

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“Sometimes the breaking point comes when you’ve circled the block for hours looking for a parking spot,” writes “Or when your baby is woken up yet again by the constant wail of sirens invading your street. Or when you start thinking of your nearby urban park as your ‘country space.’ That's it, you say—we're outta here.” And when they happens, they advise, be sure you’re asking these eight questions to help steer your suburban search. READ THE FULL POST, MOVING FROM THE CITY TO THE SUBURBS? ASK THESE 8 QUESTIONS FIRST HERE tapped Suburban Jungle Founder & President Alison Bernstein to weigh in, and provide her expert insights and intel for navigating the urban-to-suburban transition. Her advice? “Check out the logistics of the transportation, including the convenience of the schedules,” for starters. Beyond that, remember that a “great” school is different for every family -- and it’s not just about test scores and rankings. Related Posts...Why Picking the Right Town Matters Most...5 Signs it's Time to Move to the Suburbs... What to do Before you Start your Search...  Some other things to scope out? The childcare scene. Stopping by “a school drop-off and pickup,” helps, as does checking out the town to see “who’s around during the day.” And don’t forget a town’s “summer personality” -- “Were you were envisioning block party barbecues and lemonade stands—when in fact the neighborhood clears out as everyone heads to Nantucket or sleep-away camp? Does everyone belong to a private club?” READ THE FULL POST, MOVING FROM THE CITY TO THE SUBURBS? ASK THESE 8 QUESTIONS FIRST HERE Suburban Jungle is an award-winning firm that specializes in moving families from urban to suburban. The company’s innovative “town first” approach helps buyers find the right suburb for their family based on personality and lifestyle, not just the house. Services are FREE and fully customized to each family and their unique journey. To learn more and to connect with a Suburbs Strategist and find the place your family truly fits in visit and click GET STARTED.  ​

Because Home Relocation Starts With HR​

 Suburban Jungle: The Corporate Perk That Brings You Home Launching its corporate partnership program, is quickly becoming the win-win perk to polish that employee benefits package. The strategic city-to-suburb relocation firm focused on assisting young families leaving urban for suburban is partnering with investment banks, hedge funds, tech companies, law firms and the like to bring their employees home – literally. With worker productivity closely tied to happiness at home, companies are moving beyond the traditional incentives of fancy gym memberships and meditation classes and, now, taking the work/life balance bonus to the next level. Whether an employee is making a move for the promotion, a bun in the oven or a summer cottage closer to the sea, landing in the perfect home is perhaps the most critical factor in reaching the paradigm ratio. “Finding the right town with a good fit ultimately yields happier employees with less stress and a greater work environment,” explains Suburban Jungle Realty Group Founder and President, Alison Bernstein. “It further increases worker longevity – all positives for all parties!” The award-winning relocation company with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and the Hamptons is taking their expertise in-house, offering its services to corporate employees from entry to senior levels.  Staffers-come-house-hunters are each assigned a dedicated corporate strategist with whom they can create a personalized search approach based on their needs and interests.Using technology and proprietary methodology, the Suburban Jungle team customizes a list of towns and develops an individualized home search strategy that will fulfill the exclusive wishes of the worker. An example advisory may be to suggest stretching the commute for someone who only heads into the city a few days a week, allowing them perhaps a better price on a larger home where he or she will ultimately spend more time. Another could be aiding in the emotional and arduous task of pinpointing the place with the rights schools where a talented child can thrive and receive the extra attention they might need.   Related Posts...Getting Started in the Suburban Jungle...3 Things that are VERY Different about the 'Burbs...What Happens if you Pick the Wrong Suburb?  Finally, for those employees opting for city life with an out of town go-to, the Suburban Jungle team has a host of expert strategists from Quogue to Montauk, on the job, arming these weekend warriors for the ultimate “Unsuburb Suburb” Hamptons experience. Prepped to be the perfect partner, all Suburban Jungle corporate partners can expect to receive reference guides to effortlessly upload to their intranet sites and easy employee review. The Suburban Jungle team is further available for in house seminars and luncheons, webinars and teleclasses. Should the partner desire, Suburban Jungle is happy to create a site solely for their individual employees’ needs, and is further equipped to commit a dedicated strategist specific to their organization. For more information please contact Michele Wolfberg at  For press inquiries, please contact Jodi Lin Gresham at​


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