People in Verona tend to have a very proprietary feeling about Verona Park, but perhaps none more than the folks who live in the Brookdale section of town: Verona Park is pretty much their front yard. Many of the first houses in the neighborhood were built by Hiram Cook, a Civil War veteran who also donated the land for Verona Park. In fact, Cook’s own house is on the market, though it will be a project for even the most ardent old house lover.
The district has many houses of more recent construction for sale now. Overall, it has the fewest houses of any of Verona’s four elementary school districts, which means that Brookdale Avenue elementary school tends to have the smallest classes of all Verona elementary schools.
Here’s what’s for sale now near Brookdale Avenue school, from lowest to highest priced. As with other districts, this listing may not include all the houses that are listed for sale by their owners because not all are listed in online directories.
UPDATE: Several of these homes have been sold. Status and new pricing as of May 27, 2011.
12 Verona Place: 3 beds, 1 bath on dead-end street near Verona Park, $319,900
83 Park: 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath small home on big (58 x 182) lot for $325,000. Now 325,800.
14 Manor Road: 4 beds, 1 bath, needs renovation, for $450,000. Now 399,500.
40 Birdseye Glen: 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths for $500,000. Sold.
6 Winding Way: 4 beds, two baths, needs renovation for $515,000. Under contract.
74 Sunset Avenue: 4 beds, 1 1/2 baths plus a front porch for $530,000. Listing expired.
111 Park Avenue: 3 beds, 2 baths, open kitchen and deck to a flat yard for $609,900. Now $589,000.
18 Sunset Avenue: 6 beds, 2 1/2 baths, wraparound deck for $649,000. Temporarily off market.
112 Park Avenue: Renovated Craftsman on Verona Park with 4 beds, 2 full and 2 half baths for $799,999. Sold
64 Afterglow: Tudor style with 4 beds, 3 1/2 baths, nanny/inlaw suite for $815,000. Sold.
24 Sunset Avenue : Also 4 beds, 3 1/2 baths for $825,000. Sold.