Sprawling Lakefront Homesites Released with Introductory Pricing at Pierson Lakes

Design a Dream Home on Lakefront Properties of Up to 18 Acres of Land

Byron-Hill Homebuilders has released a limited collection of new lakefront homesites for sale at Pierson Lakes, the spectacular gated residential enclave tucked away in southern Rockland County on the New York/New Jersey border — approximately 30 miles from Manhattan.

Spanning six-to-18 acres in size, the expansive properties include three locations directly on the shoreline of Cranberry Lake with pristine views over open water and direct access to endless recreation.  Two lake-view homesites are also available, providing stunning vistas of the lake and the rolling hills and tree-lined ridges that surround it. Site improvements are already in place for all five properties, which are being offered at special introductory pricing through the end of the year.

Known for its two private 100-acre lakes, heavily-wooded landscape, and more than 1,000 acres of natural beauty that will house just 74 grand custom homes upon completion, Pierson Lakes offers a sense of living in a nature preserve virtually untouched by human hand.  Three-fourths of the Pierson Lakes community is dedicated to the preservation of natural habitats.

The dramatic landscape and serene ambience of Pierson Lakes is thanks, in part, to the creative and environmentally-sensitive development plan conceived by Byron-Hill Homebuilders to preserve the land’s inherent wilderness character.  Byron-Hill purchased the undeveloped portion of Pierson Lakes from descendants of the Pierson family whose holdings in the area date back to 1795 and who once owned 4,200 acres straddling Rockland and Bergen Counties.

“We have remained steadfast in our commitment to respect the great natural beauty of the site’s rolling, richly forested valleys, ridges and vales which remain virtually untouched,” notes JoAnne Briggs of Byron Hill.  “Homes co-exist with the land, not exploit it.  New residents can also feel secure in the knowledge that Pierson Lakes is an established community with an earlier phase of homes already completed, a manned-entry gatehouse, and a clubhouse.”

Residents of Pierson Lakes also enjoy a variety of unique amenities and services, including natural preservation areas, miles and miles of walking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing trails; a boathouse, community beach, and two 100-acre lakes ideal for sailing, canoeing, and fishing.  All common grounds are fully maintained by a Homeowner’s Association, with a gated and guarded entry and security patrols the entire Pierson Lakes community.

Located in the westernmost corner of Ramapo Township, NY, just minutes from the New Jersey border, Pierson Lakes is approximately 30 miles away from Manhattan and close to Paramus.  The community offers an ideal escape from city life for nature and sports enthusiasts, families with children or empty-nesters who all take pleasure in sharing the joys of their community with their guests, either as a year-round home or weekend retreat.

Often referred to as “Tuxedo Park South,” Pierson Lakes shares many of the attributes that have made the nearby village of Tuxedo Park a favorite destination of affluent Manhattanites for more than a century. A new wave of energy is being infused into the town of Tuxedo and the village of Sloatsburg which is enhancing the Pierson Lakes lifestyle.  The Valley Rock Inn & Market recently opened in Sloatsburg, offering 17 guest rooms housed in four historic houses, an organically-focused market, garden café, pool, spa, fitness center and bike shop. An art gallery, book store, bar, and fine dining farm-to-table restaurant are also planned, all less than two miles from the entrance to Pierson Lakes.

Pierson Lakes is also just minutes from Harriman State Park, the award-winning Spook Rock Golf Course, an equestrian center, tennis courts, and numerous scenic bicycling routes.

“Pierson Lakes must truly be seen to be believed,” added Mrs. Briggs.  “The community is a paradise for nature lovers, yet its proximity to the New York Thruway, I-287, and Route 17 means our residents are always well-connected. Manhattan, North Jersey, Wetchester and Upstate New York are all within easy reach.”

NY Post: “This fat cat is creating his own Hudson Valley kingdom”

“See that mountain? That was my Christmas present,” says Michael Bruno, 52, visionary founder of one of the first online antiques dealers,, and a self-described real estate junkie.

We’re about 35 miles from Midtown Manhattan in the gated town of Tuxedo Park, scaling a trail carved a century ago by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, its borders dotted with boulders draped elegantly in moss, like fuzzy green doilies. Bruno sweeps his arm in a near-full arc as we teeter along a half-frozen, waterfall-strewn stream.

“We have a total of 120 acres up here. It’s like Tuxedo was made for me: beautiful houses, low prices, access to the city, endless nature. We came up to buy a house, and I guess I just couldn’t help myself.”

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The New York Times: Tuxedo Park, N.Y.: A Time Warp Beyond the Stone Gates

Tuxedo Park, N.Y.: A Time Warp Beyond the Stone Gates, April 5, 2017

In 1999, when Lili Neuhauser first set eyes on a converted carriage house with stone walls and old peony bushes in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., she said to her real estate broker, “If it’s as good inside as it is outside, we’re done.”

Ms. Neuhauser and her husband bought the four-bedroom stucco house on Stable Road for $525,000 and raised their son in the bucolic surroundings. They watched him scramble up the faces of neighborhood boulders and dangle from old-growth trees. Looking up, they saw neither pigeons nor news helicopters, but instead, bald eagles soaring over a trio of lakes.

“On 9/11, we were so thankful to live where we did,” Ms. Neuhauser, 59, said recently. Manhattan was less than an hour’s drive, but felt like another world. She became active in the Tuxedo Park Garden Club and St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Episcopal Church and eventually served a term as mayor.

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Yahoo! Finance: Young money is fleeing the wild Hamptons for its quiet rival

The Hamptons, long the playground of America’s richest power brokers—and those striving to be them—is now facing serious competition from an old rival, according to data made available to Yahoo Finance.

Led by tech entrepreneurs, artists, chefs, and fashionistas, a new generation of New Yorkers with disposable income is increasingly running away from the Hamptons party scene to the state’s slower-paced Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain regions.

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