New York Post: Why the Rockaways are real estate’s new shore thing
“Yet this time it’s being led not by day-tripping hipsters from Williamsburg, but affluent Brooklyn and Manhattan residents on the hunt for vacation and weekend homes in a sandy retreat just a short subway ride away.
….The real estate rise in the Rockaways is also being fuelled, in part, by developers eagerly marketing condos as summer vacation homes for young professionals. The newer developments include the kinds of amenities many city dwellers have become accustomed to such as sprawling rooftop decks, swimming pools and fitness centers.
….Though Far Rockaway dates back more than a century, the sandy peninsula has become a magnet for young, artsy types over the last few years, with many migrating from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. They followed a swell of surfers who began populating the area more than a decade ago, drawn by its cheap rents and barren, underpopulated beaches.