What’s the Buzz in YOUR Neighborhood? There’s A LOT going on this week! Here’s some great happenings in your current—or future—neighborhood.​

Check Out…Scotch Plains! 

Despite being less than 25 miles from Manhattan, Scotch Plains—located in Union County—feels like it’s a world away. For decades the town has stressed a quaint, almost rustic charm and a host of amenities and community-oriented activities rarely found in an NYC suburb. From the gazebo and bandstand to the well-traveled three-block downtown and unique inns, restaurants and outdoor spaces, Scotch Plains has it all. 

SJ’s Home of the Week!

One of the best deals we’ve seen in awhile, this 6-BR, 6-BA home is charming and spacious—and well under $1 million! Perfect for entertaining, the house has large living and dining rooms, plus a kitchen with an atrium window, center island and separate eating area. A back staircase leads to a master suite and private bathroom. The backyard is jaw-dropping, with a pool, spa and patio. Check out more now!

River Edge, NJ

Raise a Glass: This Saturday, sample and purchase New Jersey wines from a variety of popular vineyards, which enjoy local snack pairings, live music and tours of sandstone homes on a Revolutionary War battleground at the Wine Festival at Historic New Bridge Landing. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. For more information and a full schedule, .click here.

Greenwich, CT

Mom & Daughter Shops! Enjoy some mother/daughter time at this fun evening of shopping and pampering at the Carlisle Showroom. Shop the fall collection with a stylist while your daughter gets skincare tips to help her stay glowing for life! She’ll also snag some complementary back-to-school gifts, including great spa products.  Click here to RSVP.

Hillburn, NY

Wine & Chocolate: Enjoy wine and chocolate pairings featuring delicious vino from the acclaimed Torne Valley Vineyards. A master chocolatier from Luxx Chocolate and certified wine educator will host the event, which includes seatings at 11:30am, 2:00pm and 4:30pm. Tickets are $56 and includes three full pairings, plus time for questions. Click here for more.

Hot, Hot, Hot! 

Buyers can’t get enough of them, families abound and the amenities are second to none—they’re the hottest real estate markets in the world, and some of the contenders may surprise you. From Turkey to Dubai, Moscow to Taiwan, home buyers across the globe understand the real estate highs and lows of living in NYC. Click here to view the full list.

Curb Appeal

It might be the last thing on new home buyers’ minds, but a less-than-desirable garage door can dominate the entire aesthetic of a home’s exterior—and not to mention damage curb appeal. What to do you if your garage door (or NEW garage door!) is pulling attention from your property?  Check out this New York Times Q&A for help!

How Gen Y is changing the ‘burbs

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Will Gen Y change the ‘burbs? Downtown living is high on their lists 

Between their penchant for “downtown” living and desire to be near public transportation and various amenities,as Generation Y—the 18-34 year olds today—begins to 

move our of city limits it could spell major changes for the traditional “sprawl” as well as how developments are conceived and constructed. …Read more

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