Hopewell Junction, NY: Swiss Hamlet

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY License # 49FA1074963

Drive through Swiss Hamlet just once and you'll appreciate the name; beautiful homes in classic styles with stunning views of the valley. Residents have a full homeowners association which includes tennis courts, a clubhouse, and beautiful swimming pool. The amenities are run by the Swiss Hamlet Homeowners Association, located in the clubhouse right in the middle of the neighborhood.  

Swiss Hamlet Clubhouse

Swiss Hamlet homes range in age from those built in the early 70's right through new builds. One interesting constant, aside from the fact that nearly all are quite upscale, is that they are constructed with environmentally friendly materials (long before it was a trend): natural siding and wood roof shingles (as opposed to asphalt) are the norm. And the architecture of Swiss Hamlet homes are often stunning, especially if you like older styles, like tudors. 

Swiss Hamlet Homes in Hopewell

I love stone homes and slate roofs. I listed my first Swiss Hamlet house in 2007 and have loved it ever since. It is actually a natural for a Westchester broker like me to end up there, because Westchester expatriots love neighborhoods like Swiss Hamlet- Westchester living with Dutchess prices. Moreover, even though it is a sleepy, woodsy area, the Taconic parkway is 5 minutes away, making it a perfect commuter locale. 

Swiss Hamlet Stunner

One thing a builder cannot give you is a view, and the fantastic view is the first thing that hits you when you drive into the neighborhood. On a clear day the residents can see for miles, even when the trees fill in with leaves. 

Swiss Hamlet View

Swiss Hamlet is served by the Wappinger Falls School District. The elementary school is Fishkill Plains. The middle school is Van Wyck, and the high school is John Jay. If you'd like to see if the area is good for you, you can browse listings in Swiss Hamlet and the surrounding area

Comments (3)

Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

That is a nice presentation of Swiss Hamlet.  I would have loved to see some info on average price etc about the area.  How much have prices fallen etc.  Looks like a nice are to live in.

Mar 25, 2010 09:35 AM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

Love these photos. Does the Swiss Hamlet have anything to do with the Swiss?

Mar 25, 2010 02:15 PM
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Broker-Owner

Eileen- I think only the resemblance to Switzerland with the view and hills. 

Jim- Excellent suggestion. I will add that. 

Mar 26, 2010 12:29 AM