Edgemont

 

A southern Westchester gem, Edgemont offers an unbeatable combination of beautiful architecture, nationally recognized schools and excellent recreational opportunities, all within a 32 minute commute to Grand Central Station. Many homes are within walking distance of the Scarsdale Metro North Station, and others have the advantage of a commuter bus to rush hour trains. This sought-after community of approximately 2,800 homes, ranging from architectural cottages to grand Colonials and Tudors, most with a Scarsdale address, is set in beautiful topography of rolling hills and established greenery. An unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh, with its own school district, Edgemont is governed by a Town Board with local civic associations and the Edgemont Community Council as liaison for Edgemont ideas and interests. The Bronx River, Saw Mill and Sprain Brook Parkways offer many routes to New York City. A Central Avenue bus delivers you to Fifth Avenue shops and museums.

Educational Facilities

A small and personal school district, Edgemont boasts a strong academic program, with a small student/faculty ratio and approximately 98% of its students going on to higher education. Students attend either Seely Place School or Greenville School for K-6, and move on to the Junior/Senior High Schools, consisting of several buildings on 70 acres. The High School offers Honors, Regular and Modified classes. There are approximately 146 students per graduating class.

Recreational Facilities

It is easy to become involved in the many community offerings including an active PTSA, The Edgemont Scholarship Council, The Greenville Community Theater, The Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling Service, Newcomers' Club, The Edgemont School Foundation and the E Club. Parents' League sports, summer camps and the traveling soccer team, run by the non-profit Edgemont Recreation Corporation are among the wonderful programs avaliable.

Diverse sports and recreation opportunities for all ages are available at the 33-acre Greenburgh Nature Center and Woodland Preserve, the beautifully maintained Town Park, for residents of unincorporated Greenburgh, with 3 swimming pools, 19 tennis courts, summer camps and league sports, the new Greenburgh Library, many private clubs, bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway, and ice skating and duck feeding at Crane Pond.

 

Shopping & Dining

Residents of Edgemont enjoy shopping and dining in nearby Scarsdale's business district, commonly known as 'Scarsdale Village'. Over 40 shops are run primarily by local merchants in Tudor-style brick buildings and include gift shops, jewelers, toy stores, trendy clothing shops, art galleries, a wine shop, a post office and a supermarket. The Village has been enjoying a restaurant renaissance in recent years, with 7 new establishments opening within the past 2 years. 

Garth Road, just a 2 miute stroll over the Popham Road Bridge from Scarsdale village is adjacent to Edgemont. Here patrons enjoy an abundance of salons, take-out restaurants and convenience shops including a 7-11, florists, a well-known bakery, a locksmith and a shoe repair shop.

Edgemont's central location — adjacent to Scarsdale, White Plains, Eastchester, Yonkers, Ardsley and Irvington — means that residents are in close proximity to most national stores. Bloomingdales, The Westchester Mall (anchored by Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom), Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble and Target are just 10 minutes away in neighboring White Plains.  In Eastchester, residents enjoy Lord & Taylor, West Elm, The Fresh Market, Trader Joe's and GAP. And Central Avenue (running through White Plains, Hartsdale, Edgemont and Yonkers) features dozens of national chain stores including Best Buy, Marshall's, Golfsmith, Buy Buy Baby, Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond & Kohl's as well as a brand new Shop Rite supermarket.

The towns of Rye, Greenwich, Larchmont and Bronxville are also within 15-25 minutes from Edgemont and are great places to visit for lunch and an afternoon of shopping or for dinner with friends.

Keeping Connected

Residents stay informed of local community issues and events through The Scarsdale InquirerScarsdale10583.com and the Scarsdale PatchWestchester Magazine is a monthly publication featuring Scarsdale and neighboring communities throughout the county.

 

 

 

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