Why Live Here?
For a total “wow” factor, not too many places can beat Scarsdale. A town and village of 6.6 square miles, Scarsdale is located about 25 miles from midtown Manhattan and is surrounded by Greenburgh to the northwest, White Plains to the northeast, Mamaroneck to the southeast, and New Rochelle and Eastchester to the south and southwest. Among all of them, Scarsdale presents as the most traditional and classic, featuring Colonials, Georgians and Tudors that look as though they’d always been there. Teardowns over the past several years, with new construction replacing them, are created in the style of the stately homes that boast a century or more of history. Even the downtown area blends with the older architectural styles with many Tudor-style buildings that exude old-fashioned charm housing shops and restaurants.

The Scarsdale schools are renowned not only in the region, but in the state and the entire country, as well. The five, neighborhood elementary schools aim to promote achievement and intellectual challenge, but within a child-centered environment. The middle school is arranged in “houses” to promote close relationship and learning, and the high school is applauded for its highly motivated students taught by a first class faculty. The Alternative School (SAS), for 82 10th through 12th graders, was created for and by mainstream high school students who wanted more of a voice in their education. For working parents of elementary school-aged children, child-centered offerings, like Kids’ BASE and the Little School, a nonprofit nursery school and before-and-after-school day-care program, provide transportation to and from the elementary schools. Very popular adult education classes are offered seasonally, in the evening.

Outdoor life options are plentiful in Scarsdale, with ten neighborhood parks overseen by the Recreation Department that also maintains pools, tennis courts and playing fields for residents. The pools are located near the riding stables, a big draw, and the Weinberg Nature Center, a ten acre wildlife sanctuary, offers walking trails, a number of weekly children’s programs, a nature museum, and vacation camps. There is a municipal golf course, and aqua aerobics and morning adult swims at the pools. A number of these options require a fee, but the fees are not astronomical.

Getting to and from Scarsdale is pretty easy, with the commute via Metro-North’s Harlem line taking from 30 – 40 minutes. Close to home, residents and visitors alike love the down town with it’s range of independent shops and larger chain stores, either in town or in neighboring areas, and especially a choice of very nice restaurants appealing to different dining preferences.

Why We Love It
I love, love, love the nature center – it nurtures local wildlife which is great for the kids to see, and the museum is designed to be interesting to adults and children alike. A bonus is the vacation camps they offer for children – they learn so much in a really hands-on way. ~ Kristen

There are private country clubs here, but the municipal pools are perfect for us. Not too expensive, and the best way to spend a summer afternoon in a low key way. Not too many towns have this and we really appreciate it that Scarsdale does. ~ Maribel

Home Prices in Scarsdale

TypeAverageMedianAvg DOM
Single Family$1,874,611$1,670,00097

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, Scarsdale Schools, Sold 1/1/2017-12/31/2017
Data based on information as reported in the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Schools in Scarsdale

Edgewood Elementary SchoolK-5
Fox Meadow Elementary SchoolK-5
Greenacres Elementary SchoolK-5
Heathcote Elementary SchoolK-5
Quaker Ridge Elementary SchoolK-5
Scarsdale Middle School6-8
Scarsdale High School9-12
Scarsdale Alternative School10-12
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