Fishing is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New York City real estate. However, there are plenty of spots in New York City that are perfect for recreational fisherman who want to enjoy themselves without heading out to Long Island or down to the Jersey Shore. So, here are three locations to ask your real estate agent to look into.
Hells Kitchen is located on the west side of Manhattan. It's a bit north of Chelsea and is west of Midtown. It's primarily a residential neighborhood, though there are lots of bars, clubs, and cafes. It has a very artsy feel about it. You will find lots of old apartment buildings that were converted to co-ops. There are also large, new high rise co-ops if you prefer elevators and luxury to an old world, brick walk up style building. The reason this neighborhood is great for fisherman is that it is very close to the Hudson River Park. This is one of the best places to fish on the entire West Side of Manhattan. The city even has a free program located in the park that teaches youngsters how to fish.
Kingsbridge, The Bronx
If Manhattan is a bit outside of your budget, then consider The Bronx. The area you should consider is in the Northwest section, north of Marble Hill and a bit east of Riverdale. The neighborhood called Kingsbridge is really wonderful. It has old houses that you can buy if you want a backyard and don't like apartments. There are also old brick buildings and newer constructions as well. The area has lots of shopping. Everything from a Target supercenter to restaurants, cafes, dance clubs, doctor offices, bakeries, and gyms.
Kingsbridge is a perfect choice for fisherman because it is steps from Van Cortland park. This park is home to Van Cortland lake. It's a huge lake (18 acres) that has perch and and bass.
Todt Hill, Staten Island
Staten Island, is of course, amazing for fisherman. The island has lots of marinas that will allow you to rent a boat or store your own and you can head out and go fish in the lower bay. However, Todt Hill is a particular great spot to ask your real estate agent about. The place is right near Clove Lake. So, on those days when you don't feel like taking a boat out, you can head over to lake and fish for largemouth bass or bluefulls.
For more information or assistance in choosing real estate in the area, contact companies like RE/MAX Paradise.