Larchmont

Larchmont – bordering the shoreline of Long Island Sound in southern Westchester and only 21 miles from Manhattan – includes the Village of Larchmont as well as the Unincorporated Area in the Town of Mamaroneck. The Village is quaint and has a bustling downtown. Larchmont offers a mix of housing from mansions-reflecting its history as a 19th century summer playground for New York’s elite-to more modest, but equally charming single family homes, many of them English-style Tudors. Some of the most spectacular waterfront real estate in the Northeast can be found in Larchmont. For most of its residents the greatest appeal of Larchmont is its strong sense of community and warm environment for raising families.


 

Town Facts

  • Village of Larchmont and the Town of Mamaroneck

  • Local Highways: Hutchinson River Parkway, I-95

  • Distance to NYC: 21 miles

  • Area: 6.25 sq miles

  • Population: Larchmont 6,118 (2016) Mamaroneck 29,878 (2016)


Transportation

Commuters from Larchmont can reach Grand Central Station in 35 minutes on the New Haven line of Metro North Railroad. The Larchmont Train Station is located at 1 Railroad Way between Chatsworth Avenue and Depot Way


Station Parking

Village of Larchmont commuter capacity: 1,015 Call 914-834-6230. 

Town of Mamaroneck commuter capacity: 623 spaces. Call 914-381-7870. map

Metered parking is available from both the Village and Town.

Connecting Services

A Bee-Line bus stops at the Larchmont Train Station for: Routes 60, 61, 66, 70 and 71. Fare is $2.75 or $127 a month. (914) 813-7777.


Education

Public Schools:

Larchmont is serviced by the local Mamaroneck Union Free School District. Mamaroneck schools are consistently ranked among the elite public schools in the country.

You can also check the website of the New York State Education Department for a full school report on Mamaroneck schools 


Private Schools:

  • French American School (PreK-grade 12) 914-834-3002

    • Manor Campus (Nursery-grade 3) 914-250-0469

    • Village Campus (grades 4-8) 914-250-0451

    • Harbor Campus (grades 9-12) 914-250-0477

  • The Hackley School (PreK-grade 12) 914-366-2600

  • Rye Country Day School (PreK-grade 12) 914-967-1417

  • Windward School (grades 1-12 for language-based learning-disabled) 914-949-6968

    • Westchester Lower School (grades 1–4) 914-949-6968

    • Westchester Middle School (grades 5–9) 914-949-6968

    • Manhattan Lower & Middle Schools (grades 2–8) 212-222-8628


RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS:


Recreation

Town of Mamaroneck Recreation Department:

  • Hommocks Pool: has an Olympic-sized pool which is used in the Middle School gym program and also serves as the Town Pool. It has a bubble top for year-round use by the whole community. The fee for its use is less than $600 a year per family. A kiddy pool and snack bar open in the summer are also a part of this complex. Families can also host birthday parties at the pool.

  • Hommocks Park Ice Rink: located next to the Middle School and Pool is a wonderful public facility with one of the best ice rinks in Westchester. The enclosed rink is the site of an intramural youth hockey league, and ice skating school available for children of all ages and skill levels. Parties and special events can also be arranged. The fee is $405 year for family residents, and $505 for the public. 

  • Tennis Courts at Memorial Park: The 4 Tennis Courts and a Pickleball Court are open from April 1* through October 31 from 9am-Dusk *Weather permitting. Attendants will be on duty to control play May - September. The fee is $290 year for family Town residents, and $240 for Village residents. 

  • There are many parks in Mamaroneck to choose from, including the largest at 44 acres being Harbor Island Park, located at Mamaroneck Avenue and Boston Post Road. The park includes playground apparatus, swings, 700 ft. salt water beach, spray ground, pavilion, rest rooms, showers, marina, boat launching area, docks, fishing floats, tennis club, picnic tables, benches, swing benches, ball fields, play fields, parking, concerts and special events.

  • Larchmont has access to over 300 acres of parkland, including the Larchmont Reservoir with hiking trails around the lake. The Village of Larchmont has many beautiful parks scattered throughout its one-square mile area. Larchmont Manor Park consists of 12½  acres and extends some 5,000 feet along the shoreline of the Long Island Sound and Larchmont. The beach is open to residents of the village, has children programs, and provides a nature preserve for native plants and animals.

  • The Village of Larchmont’s main recreation park is Flint Park on Locust Ave, boasting several playing fields and baseball fields for local sports programs, a beautiful nautical-themed playground, a back marshland preserve as well as tennis courts available to the community.  This park hosts the Village’s summer camp for children and is the start and finish of the annual Sprint to Flint 5k and Fun Run,and is home to Larchmont’s American Legion building.

  • While the official maps list this park as Vanderburgh Park, it is most commonly known to our residents as “Turtle Park”.  The playground equipment has been designed mostly for toddlers and younger children, and the park has one of the last sandboxes in Larchmont. Pine Brook Park has playground equipment designed mostly for older children, but on Saturdays in the fall, younger children play kick-ball and t-ball through our baseball league. 

  • With over twelve and one-half miles of shoreline and its proximity to New York City, it's not surprising that Larchmont has some of the most exclusive and beautiful yacht clubs in the United States. The Larchmont Yacht Club and the Larchmont Shore Club both have beach, tennis and dining facilities.

  • Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club was founded in 1888, and is located on a beautifully protected cove in the heart of Larchmont’s Manor Park. For 128 years, sea lovers have flocked to this picturesque location for its natural beauty and convenient access to the Long Island Sound. 

  • Some of the best known golf clubs in the country are in Larchmont. Winged Foot Golf Club on Fenimore Road has two of the world’s greatest courses and has been the site of some of the greatest moments in golfing history. However, it has a waiting list that is decades long. 

  • The Hampshire Country Club on the Long Island Sound has a full-range of sports and social activities including a beautiful course that was recently renovated. The Bonnie Briar Country Club has a lovely old Tudor clubhouse, extensive facilities and a championship 18-hole course. All are in the Village of Larchmont and the Town of Mamaroneck.


Shopping/Dining

  • Larchmont has many fine dining options. Le Provençal Bistro is a cozy French bistro that serves lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, with daily specials & set menus. For great Mediterranean food in a warm and friendly atmosphere, Lusardi's Restaurant offers an upscale menu in an elegant setting. 25 North is a cozy restaurant serving up unique takes on classic Italian favorites and wine in an elegant, traditional atmosphere.

  • Vintage 1891 Kitchen is a sleek black-&-white lounge first noted for its extensive wine list, now a recent kitchen addition makes the Contemporary American cuisine the star. Dine in a sophisticated yet casual space that now includes an outdoor dining oasis.

  • Sherwood’s is a casual, family-friendly tavern known for buffalo wings, burgers, ribs & Cajun specialties.

  • Ethnic restaurants are in no short supply. Despite the name, Ray's Cafe  is a good choice for Chinese. Turquoise’s delightful Turkish-Mediterranean dishes are presented with friendly service with a lounge-like vibe serving fish, lamb & vegetarian plates, and the Marjan Kebob House - Persian Grill is a quality dine–in restaurant which produces appetizing, healthy, high quality Persian dishes.

  • Pink on Palmer is the place to go for fragrance and toiletries. For clothing, Classic Baby has adorable and functional baby clothes. 

  • Once only an accessory store named "Clutch", Palmer & Purchase have since evolved from handbags, gifts  and jewelry, to include ready to wear labels from across the globe.  

  • J.McLaughlin stocks classic fashions for men & women, plus accessories such as belts & bags, and Palmer Jewelers has an extensive selection of fine jewelry.

  • Larchmont residents consider themselves fortunate to have their very own Trader Joe’s and DeCicco & Sons. .

  • Nearby in New Rochelle are Costco and Home Depot. The Westchester is one of the most wonderful shopping malls on the East Coast, and is only minutes away in White Plains (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus).


Market profiles are prepared in collaboration with real estate agents who either live or work in the town they write about.

2019