The Lure of the Gold Coast: Wealthy Chinese Buyers Head to New York’s Suburbs

(The New York Times) For the past several years, wealthy buyers from China have been purchasing investment properties and pieds-à-terre in luxurious Manhattan high-rises. Lately, though, some have moved their portfolios east to the exclusive enclaves of Long Island, springing for the pricey houses of the North Shore’s Gold Coast.

Some Chinese buyers are parking money in what they see as a low-risk investment. Others are seeking a trophy home. Still others are intent on living in these places full time while their children attend the area’s high-performing schools.

The suburbs of Long Island are not the only places growing in desirability among the Chinese.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/realesta...