Scarsdale

 

Scarsdale at a Glance

The Town and Village of Scarsdale, NY is considered one of the top residential neighborhoods in Westchester County. Situated 21 miles north of New York City, its 17,100 residents live in a 6.6 mile area comprised of 6,200 home sites, 20 parks and a picturesque downtown. Approximately 50% of households have children under the age of 18 and the town is home to over 15 houses of worship, representing a variety of faiths and denominations. Residents are attracted to Scarsdale because of its exceptional school system, quick commute to NYC and tremendous recreational offerings.

Housing in Scarsdale

The majority of homes in Scarsdale are either Colonials or Tudor revivals. Properties range from modest homes on .15 acres to estates on 4+ acres. Unlike many towns throughout the nation, Scarsdale has continued to see a tremendous amount of new construction. Some of the area’s finest builders are attracted to Scarsdale and provide buyers with plenty of opportunities as they replace older homes with highly desirable homes filled with new ammenities.

Single homes comprise nearly all of Scarsdale’s real estate, with the exception of several residential buildings located near the downtown area. Christie Place is a luxury condominium for 55+ residents. The town’s 2 co-ops are Scarsdale Chateaux and 50 Popham Road. Apartment rentals are available at 45 Popham Road.

Transportation

The Metro North Harlem Line express train service provides a 32 minute commute to Grand Central Station in New York City. Both the Bronx River Parkway and the Hutchinson River Parkway provide easy access by car to New York City as well as Greenwich, CT. The town is also served by the Bee-Line bus system, which coordinates its routes with Metro-North train service and offers several routes connecting Scarsdale with neighboring towns. Travelers are served by Westchester County Airport, La Guardia and JFK.

Education

Scarsdale is served by the Scarsdale Union Free School District, a nationally acclaimed school system with a mandate for excellence in education. The district includes 5 Elementary Schools: Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge. Scarsdale Middle and High Schools follow. Scarsdale students continue to do well, winning recognitional locally and nationally for their achievements. The Curriculum is basically college preparatory and 98% of Scarsdale’s high school graduates attend college. Before and after school enrichment programs are offered by Kids’ B.A.S.E. for Kindergarten through 6th grade and The Little School, a full-day preschool for 3 and 4 year olds. There are also a number of private schools in the vicinity.

Scarsdale Neighborhoods

Residents refer to their areas within Scarsdale based upon the 5 Elementary Schools – Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge. Other areas may have a Scarsdale mailing address, but they are not actually located in Scarsdale — they are just served by the zip code 10583, which is not exclusive to Scarsdale. This zip code also applies to all of Edgemont and sections of New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Eastchester and Yonkers. These areas are served by their own school districts and receive services from their own municipalities.

Recreational Facilities

Opportunities for leisure activities abound. There are many parks and playgrounds throughout the village. Public facilities include 19 tennis courts, 9 paddle tennis courts and a municipal pool complex which backs on to Saxon Woods Public Golf Course. The Recreation Department sponsors a variety of activities for youngsters and adults during the school year including a multitude of sports leagues, tennis lessons, classes and special events. They also run an outstanding and reasonably priced day camp in the summer. The Scarsdale Adult School offers a wide array of recreational classes, ranging from cooking to fitness to professional development. The Scarsdale Teen Center hosts social events and gives middle school and high school students a place to hang out. The area is also served by the nearby JCC of Mid Westchester , the YMCA in White Plains and the YWCA in White Plains.

Click on the photo to the below to view the 2018-2019 Fall and Winter Recreation Guide.

Scarsdale 2015 Spring/Summer Rec Guide

 

Scarsdale residents tend to be very interested in fitness and frequent the town’s many private facilities including New York Sports Club, Equinox, SoulCycle, BodyFit and Be True Yoga.

Shopping & Dining

Located in the southwestern corner of town across from the train station, Scarsdale’s business district, commonly known as ‘the Village’, offers a quaint shopping experience to area residents. Over 30 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.

Although Garth Road is technically in Eastchester, it is adjacent to the train station and Village. 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.

There are several additional shopping/dining areas in the Heathcote section along the New Rochelle border, including Five Corners, The Golden Horseshoe and Colonial Village/Scarsdale Corners on Weaver Street. These areas serve as a hub for residents in the Heathcote and Quakerer Ridge sections of Scarsdale, and feature Balducci’s, Dunkin Donuts, casual eateries, markets, salons, clothing & gift shops, a bank and a post office. Residents also enjoy fresh produce from 4 local nurseries and several gourmet markets in the area.

Scarsdale’s central location — adjacent to White Plains, Eastchester, Edgemont, Yonkers, Larchmont & Mamaroneck — 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.

The towns of Rye, Greenwich, Larchmont and Bronxville are also within 10-25 minutes from Scarsdale 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 Inquirer, Scarsdale10583.com and the Scarsdale Patch. Westchester Magazine is a monthly publication featuring Scarsdale and neighboring communities throughout the county.

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