Conveniently located only 24 miles from Manhattan and a 30 minute express train ride to Grand Central., Scarsdale is a community of charming single family homes. Its setting has retained its natural appeal with expansive meadows, swan ponds, and a nature preserve with walking trails. Scarsdale’s 19,000 residents have an outstanding educational system ranked among the top nationwide. The downtown has the charm of Tudor-style buildings which are the landmark of the village’s English heritage. The village center offers shoppers a selection of old-fashioned and gourmet food stores, unique flower shops, the renowned Zachy’s, a wine and liquor store, elegant boutiques and antique stores. Chase Park located in the heart of the village offers out door concerts, art shows and exhibits as well as a place to relax. Scarsdale boasts two golf courses, 20 playgrounds and playing fields, 26 tennis courts and six paddle courts. The game of Paddle was even invented in Scarsdale by two founding members of the Fox Meadow Tennis Club. Scarsdale is one of the oldest communities in Westchester.
Village of Scarsdale
Local Highways: I-95, Hutchinson River Parkway, Bronx River Parkway
Distance to NYC: 24 miles
Area: 6.64 sq miles
Commuters from New Scarsdale are served by the Harlem line of Metro North with a commuting distance to Grand Central of 30 minutes. Go to www.mta.info for schedule and fare information. The train station is located in the village center. Parking permits are available for Scarsdale residents. 12-hour meter parking also available.
Westchester County Bee-Line Service is available from Scarsdale train station. Bee-Line info: 914-813-7777 or go towww.beelinebus.com
Scarsdale is serviced by the Scarsdale Union Free School District. There are five elementary schools: Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote, and Quaker Ridge, Scarsdale Middle School and Scarsdale High School. (914) 721-2410
You can also check the website of the New York State Education Department for a full school report on Scarsdale schools at http://emsc33.nysed.gov/repcrd2004/links/c66_dist
Rye Country Day School PreK-12: (914) 967-1417
The Horace Mann School PreK-12: (718) 432-4000
Fieldston Lower PreK-8: (718) 329-7310
Fieldston High School 9-12: (718) 329-7300
Archbishop Stepinac High School9-12 Boys: (914) 946-4800
Solomon Schechter K-12: (914) 948-3111
Ursuline School 6-12 Girls: (914)-636-3950
Iona Grammar School PreK-8 Boys: (914) 633-7744
Iona Preparatory School 9-12 Boys: (914) 632-0714
SAR in Riverdale K: (718) 548-1717 x1215
SAR in Riverdale 1-8: (718) 548-1717 x1206
SAR in Riverdale 9-12: (718) 548-2727 x1503
- Visit the New Residents Club. Activities include coffee mornings, book discussion groups, and field trips around New York. An introductory coffee is held the first Friday of every month form 930-1130am. Call 723-6521 or 725-3591 for more info.
- Visit the Weinberg Nature Center, a ten-acre wild-life sanctuary which includes a Nature Museum, hiking trails, fruit orchard.
- The Scarsdale pool is a prominent feature of the village’s summer recreational activities. A choice of individual and family membership plans are available to residents at nominal fees.
- There are 20 parks and playing fields, 26 public tennis courts, 6 public paddle tennis courts, a public golf course and a private horse-back riding facility.
- In the Summer, enjoy productions of the Scarsdale Summer Music Theater, a full-scale Broadway-quality musical production
- Visit the two-and-a-half century-old Cudner-Hyatt House, a “living-museum” maintained by the Scarsdale Historical Society.
- Visit the Hoff-Barthelson Music School and attend concerts of outstanding quality year round.
- Enjoy performances at the Westchester Philharmonic located in nearby White Plains
- The Emelin Theater in nearby Mamaroneck present a wide variety of theatrical productions, concerts, lectures and educational programs.
- Visit the Scarsdale Public Library located next to the Scarsdale High School has in excess of 120,000 volumes and a Village History Collection. The library sponsors a variety of activities for adults and children including a popular film series and a book discussion group.
- Visit Saxon Woods Park a 700 acre property offering a variety of recreational facilities including a pool, picnic areas and a 18 hole miniature golf course and located on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains.
- Grocery shopping: C-Town in village center
- Food Emporium on Post Road or Gristedes in the Golden Horseshoe
- Balduccis Gourmet Market is located at 15 Palmer Avenue
- Standing Room Only at 1491 Weaver Street is a gourmet food store that offers fresh food to go, but it’s most famous for it’s chopped salads.
- Ruffled Feathers at 75 Garth Road is a take out only gourmet rotisserie and marketplace proud of its homemade soups, salads side dishes and daily specials.
- The Metro Deli at 4 Palmer Ave makes the best thick Pastrami sandwiches on rye
- Parkway Café at 52 East Parkway with its turquoise banquets and swirling stools is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot.
- Reunion at 1 Depot Place is open for coffee and bagel on the way into Manhattan or for dinner on the way back
- Seven Woks at the Golden Horsehoe. Great family Chinese restaurant.
- Moscato located at 874 Scarsdale Ave offers an Italian menu with entrees like Tuscan salad with chicken livers and pollo scarpariello – chicken sautéed with wine garlic and sausage .
- Enjoy fusion seafood at Heathcote Tavern at 2 Weaver Street with entrees that include lemongrass-poached striped bass, coconut shrimp, or charred yellow fin tuna.
- Meritage, formerly Il Cigno at 1505 Weaver Street features dishes from all ofver the world. The new menu includes everything from pasta Bolognese to roast chicken to poached halibut.
- Candlelight Inn, Pub food rules here, chili, oversized burgers and balboas (hot, sliced roast beef served on a garlic wedge with melted swiss cheese).
- Rustico, at 753 Central Park Avenue, Standard pastas and seafoods are hits at this lively eatery.
- Pizza at the Italian Village in Golden Horseshoe or Amore on Weaver Street
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