Westchester County’s Best Places to Live in 2013

Each of these 20 communities has more than a few things that make them special.



Real estate may be a numbers game, but finding a home is a human endeavor. When push comes to shove (or final offer), we opt to live in places that move us. Whether that place is a boat-centric ’burb or an artsy River Town, a city skyscraper or a horsey retreat, depends on many factors. There’s your personality, your pocketbook, your passions, your domestic/parental status, and your line of work to consider—and not necessarily in that order.

With this heart-first approach in mind, we went in search of great places to live from all corners of Westchester County: City and Country, River and Sound. Then we asked the residents and Realtors to make their cases for the places they love. Who knows? They might convince you to move there, too. 

The City

A city that’s really a village—a really wealthy village,
a commuter-friendly enclave, an urban boomtown, a diverse historic district,
and a sprawling city reimagined.
Rye  |  Fleetwood  |  Downtown White Plains
Rochelle Park-Rochelle Heights Historic District  |  Yonkers
The Case for the City

 

The Country

A foodie mini-Mecca, a town where low taxes
and big houses come with ample elbow room,
and three glamorous hamlets.
North Salem-Croton Falls  |  Somers  |  Bedford Village
Katonah  |  Scotts Corner/Pound Ridge
The Case for the Country

 

The River

Three artsy villages that appeal to Brooklyn expats,
a pretty town where tarrying is an art form, the Halloween capital of Westchester,
and a woodsy village with a bohemian past.
Dobbs Ferry  |  Hastings-on-Hudson  |  Irvington
Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow  |  Croton-on-Hudson
The Case for the Country

 

The Sound

A village with an international accent, a diverse boating paradise,
a waterfront neighborhood that’s really popping,
and a snug ’burb that sticks with you.
Larchmont  |  Mamaroneck
Port Chester Waterfront  |  Pelham
The Case for the Sound

 

Ten of Westchester’s
Most Interesting Communities

 

Our Towns
Numbers You Need To Know
 (PDF)

 

Five Westchester Buildings Restructured
as Condominium Complexes

 

So you want to live in Westchester? (PDF)

Follow this flow chart, 
it will guide you to the perfect home.

 

Dana White’s special place in Westchester is the village of Ossining, where she has lived for more than 20 years, raising two sons with her husband. Her house, which dates to the 1850s, backs up to Ossining’s award-winning high school.

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