Seen At 11: Are You Ready To Be A Cemetery Neighbor?

March 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Seen At 11: Are You Ready To Be A Cemetery Neighbor?
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The number one rule in real estate is location, and realtors say one increasingly popular location for home owners and renters is next to cemeteries.

“It’s absolutely beautiful,” said Long Island realtor Diane Andersen. “No longer are people shying away from areas like living behind a cemetery.”

“The views are great,” added realtor Steve Castellon.

In many cases, realtors say, not only do their clients welcome it, some are even looking for it.

“The taboo is gone,” Castellon told CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson.

From the city to the suburbs, home buyers like Adam Danforth say having neighbors that are six feet under has its benefits.

“We moved here with an interest in finding something that was more affordable but it ended up offering us a sense of peacefulness and being next to a place that assures you no development,” Danforth said.

Danforth bought a brand new condo just a few feet from Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, one of the oldest and biggest cemeteries in New York "

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