Vesna Nikolic Leaves the City for NYC Suburbs (and more outdoor space…)
“We wanted more space,” says NYC mom turned suburbanite Vesna Nikolic. “And we wanted outdoor space.”
Living in the city, she says, this just wasn’t a possibility—at least not in the long-term. But, with their son then entering first grade, the family knew it was time to buckle down and figure out the next steps. That’s when Vesna discovered Suburban Jungle.
“We started working with Suburban Jungle about a year ago,” she says. “They really got to know us and helped us understand what wewanted in a community.”
With the help of Suburban Jungle and their Strategist Patti Natiss, Vesna explored several walkable suburbs, all with top-rated schools and a sense of community. “Patti really strategized with us and helped narrow my search. The team listened to what we were looking for, then helped us head in the right direction when it came to getting out and exploring.”
Ultimately, they landed in the River Towns—and, from there, in Irvington.
“It’s an amazing community,” Vesna says. “It’s so tranquil and so peaceful. We love how it’s so quiet but there’s so much right here—and we love being in nature!”
With their summer move behind them, Vesna is excited to learn how to garden so she can dig in—literally—in her new-found outdoor space.
“If you’re considering making a move,” Vesna says, “I’d say take your time. Make sure you’re working with a Strategist—they’ll connect you with the right agent when it’s time.”
She also advises families to be honest—this is the town you’ll call home, after all—and to be patient.
“That will help you not just find the right town but, later, the right home—and keep you sane and calm during the process,” Vesna adds. “We were so lucky to have that support—and we’re so excited to be in Irvington!”
There are hundreds of towns to choose from. How do you figure it all out? You simply don’t… without getting a Suburban Jungle Strategist to help you through it all. Schedule here for your strategy session with our innovative suburbs strategy team. All services are completely free.