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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Why These A-List Celebs are Heading to the NYC Suburbs 

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel & Adam Levine are Heading to the Suburbs!  For many city families, the should we stay or should we go debate is a big, ongoing conversation. Should we give up the city for suburbia? The quick Uber ride for an hour on Metro-North? Central Park for backyards? Apartment living for, well, space? But, increasingly, it seems like we’re not alone. More and more A-listers are ditching city life for the suburban experience. Last year, we got wind that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were considering a move to the Norwalk, Connecticut area. They were ready to “slow things down a bit and get away from the crazy, hectic life in L.A.,” reported WLEB 21. The family had visited the Norwalk area a few times and said residents were “genuine and pretty friendly, too, and I think those are the things that are most important in deciding where to live.” We couldn’t agree more. But, since that post, we haven’t heard much on the JT/JB front -- until now. Just days ago, residents in and around Rye, New York started reporting sightings of the famous couple, at a local ice cream shop and at the Whole Foods in nearby Port Chester. Reports several local news outlets, the family is renting a summer house in Rye on the Sound Shore -- a $10.9 million property that, from the looks of Jessica’s Instagram, has an incredible backyard. Checking out suburbs in the summer is a great way to get to know the personality of a town first-hand -- something we shared earlier this summer. Based on their seasonal rental, we wouldn’t be surprised if they become a permanent fixture in Westchester… The Biel-Timberlake family isn’t the only A-list crew heading the the NYC suburbs. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo are reportedly making a big move from L.A. to the Roxbury, New Jersey area. Why the big move? With a new baby in tow, city dad Adam is ready for a change -- just like countless families in NYC, L.A. and any other city on the map. “I’m just tired of the L.A. lifestyle,” he says, “and I feel like, at this point in my life, I’d rather just live in a place full of real, genuine people. I’ve been to Roxbury, New Jersey a couple of times over the years and the people there are real… they’re genuine...there are good, decent people and they care about their community. Those are the things I find most important in deciding where to live.” 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. Image Source: E! Online​

In the ‘burbs with Suburban Jungle Business Development Director MICHELE WOLFBERG!

This mom-of-two made the move from Battery Park toChappaqua, and never looked back! Always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in, Suburban Jungle Business Development Director MICHELE WOLFBERG helps get the word out about the business -- and, as a result, helps more and more city families connect with Suburban Jungle. See how this busy mom of two found the right ‘burb for her young family, and how she’s now instrumental in connecting the dots so countless clients can make the leap from urban to suburban.   ​

In the ‘burbs with Suburban Jungle Strategist ERICA TUSCANO!​

Not only did Suburban Jungle Strategist ERICA TUSCANO make a move from the city to the suburbs, she went from New York City to Plano, Texas. And now this mom of three is helping Dallas area families—and families from everywhere—carve out an amazing life in the suburbs, just like she’s done! COLLEGEUniversity of Kansas in Lawrence, KS MOST RECENT JOB BEFORE SUBURBAN JUNGLECOO at Sensible Sitters. Before that, she was a Director of Client Strategy at Viacom. WHAT SHE APPLIES FROM HER PREVIOUS CAREER TO HER WORK WITH SUBURBAN JUNGLE“I love fixing things, planning things, strategizing and creating order from chaos. I love taking a messy situation and throw everything into the mix, be it media objectives,  budgets, small business personnel and reporting needs or mountains of project deliverables. Then, I love to sort through it all and organize the thoughts, needs and wants and create a clear strategy to make it all work. Seeing a plan in action brings me joy!”​ ​


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