Hopewell Junction, NY: Sagamor, the Tree-Friendly Subdivision

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

Last week I wrote a blog post entitled Developers Should Spare the Trees. In it, I decried the clear cutting, scorched-Earth methodology of removing every single tree in the building of a new subdivision. Lo and behold, this past week, while driving not far from the inspiration of that post, I came upon the Sagamor subdivision in Hopewell Junction. 

Welcome to Sagamor

I forget what initially caught my eye; it might have been a clump of trees near new-looking homes, but it doesn't matter. I turned into the neighborhood and was happy to see that the developer did a fantastic job of keeping trees while still building beautiful homes. 

Sagamor Neighborhood

The homes themselves are very nice; typical houses are about 2500-3000 square feet above ground, and most if not all are center hall colonials with large yards (an acre or more) and 2-car garages. The development was completed around 2001. Recent sales in Sagamor are well above $500,000. The development is in the Wappinger Falls school district, with John Jay High school, Van Wyck Middle school, and Gayhead Elementary as the local public schools. 

Sagamor is located less than a mile from the Taconic State Parkway, so it is a very good location for commuters who need to get on the highway without a long trip. it is also right off of county Route 82, making it very convenient in inclement weather- county roads don't stay unplowed for long.

Sagamor Neighborhood

I actually wasn't going to do another piece on a Dutchess county neighborhood for a while, but the trees had me when I drove in. Big, majestic trees older than I am, proudly pointing skyward, spared the bulldozer because the builder was too smart to put dollars over beauty and nature.  Hats off to the builder!

Comments (4)

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

That's the problem with many new home subdivisions in Sacramento. Although we are known nationally as the City of Trees, builders generally bulldoze them. It takes at least 5 years for young trees in a new home subdivision to mature enough to matter.

Mar 29, 2010 02:54 AM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

I like these photos. They look very suburb to me, I like the burbs. :)

Mar 29, 2010 03:38 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

I think most would agree the beauty trees add to a neighborhood should not be underestimated.  Nice report.

Mar 29, 2010 04:05 AM
Patrick Jeary

Great Post! I find your blog very helpful for real estate and I am sure others do as well. Keep up the good work!

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Mar 29, 2010 09:06 PM