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Manursing Island: A New Kind of Hamptons

You don’t have to travel to the Hamptons this summer to live the ultimate luxurious beach lifestyle. Right in the heart of Westchester County serenely rests the only place of its kind in Rye, NY—Manursing Island.

This beautiful New York community is a popular destination for its vacation lifestyle right at home. With pristine beaches, excellent water activities and outdoor adventures as well as secluded, peaceful surroundings not far from the urban buzz of Manhattan, the island offers everything and more to its lucky visitors.  It may not be far away, but it feels just like paradise at this securely gated enclave.

Wake up every morning to beautiful sunrises and then take the boat out from the island’s private marina for an afternoon cruise on the Long Island Sound. The Tide Mill Yacht Basin provides accommodations for larger boats in one of Rye’s most quaint settings.  Spend the day soaking up the summer sun with your toes in the sand or visit one of many beach clubs that offer amenities including saltwater pools, swim and diving teams, children’s day camps and thousands of feet of beachfront, all within close proximity.  For individuals with a competitive edge, there are numerous neighboring golf clubs that feature the most sought-after courses, along with top-notch tennis facilities and fine dining. You can bike or jog to any of these locations as well as the local nature center, or just wander the private roads and enjoy bird watching and the surrounding natural beauty.  Of course, it’s nearly impossible not to round up activities with a breathtaking view of the sun sinking beneath the horizon, signifying a day well spent.

In addition to the abundance of enjoyable outdoor opportunities, Manursing Island also provides its residents with a wonderful sense of community. The Manursing Island Association encourages local events such as annual dinners, enjoyable beach meetings, and celebrations of holidays and notable happenings.  The association also sponsors various family-oriented activities including sporting events and waterfront dining with private catering options.  It is a welcomed community effort to preserve the island and maintain its irreplaceable charm.  Locals take great care and interest in working together to protect the land, often participating in spring cleanups to keep this treasured neighborhood glowing with warmth and opportunity.  A vast majority of these individuals have even chosen to make the island their primary residence, with many of them owning other homes in New York City, Florida, Wyoming and other areas.  After all, can you blame them?

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