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Below you'll find info on each out our towns and school districts, a handy map of the county, day trip ideas, and even housing market watches. Not sure where to start? We've got you covered:

Westchester's Best Places to Live 2018

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Our Towns

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Our County



How to Spend a Day

What to do, see, and eat in our favorite Westchester towns

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Here's How to Spend the Perfect Saturday in Hastings-on-Hudson

An influx of urbanites has bolstered its offerings, including a bustling farmers’ market, restaurants, galleries, and shops.

How to Spend an Ideal Saturday in Ossining

Find the charm of living in this North County town.

How to Spend a Perfect Saturday in Armonk

Shop small and shop often in this quiet, central Westchester hamlet.

What to Do in Pelham: How to Spend a Saturday in This Culture-Heavy Hub

There's a lot going on in Pelham, and it's all worth a visit.

How to Spend a Perfect Saturday in Katonah

Katonah blends historic charm and stylish stores with major cultural institutions.

The Incoming Student's SUNY Purchase Survival Guide

What to do, where to go, and how to find the best eats around Purchase College and Manhattanville.

Here's How to Spend a Perfect Saturday in Irvington

The town has more to offer than just stunning river views.

Where to Eat and Drink Near Peekskill’s Paramount Theater

All the best drinks, dining, and (taco) dive bars to help you plan an evening around a show.

Where to Eat & Drink Around Mamaroneck’s Emelin Theatre

From Italian and iconic slices to Middle Eastern and a killer whiskey bar.

One Way to Spend the Perfect Day in Bronxville

This one-square-mile village has lots to offer, from boutique shopping to affordable dining.

Where to Grab Food Near The Capitol Theatre

Our guide to a night on the town near Port Chester’s mainstay music venue.

How to Spend a Perfect Saturday in New Rochelle

Here's a fun-filled itinerary for spending a day in the Queen City.

How to Spend a Saturday in Pleasantville

Your guide to traversing Pleasantville's pleasantly walkable downtown.

How to Spend a Saturday in Dobbs Ferry

Get up bright and early for a one-of-a-kind Ferry tale.

Where to Grab Food and Drink Around Tarrytown Music Hall

All the best bites and brews in a two-block radius.

How to Spend a Saturday in North Salem

We've got your whole day planned.

How to Spend a Saturday on the Riverfront

We've got your whole day planned for you in Croton-on-Hudson.

How to Spend a Saturday in Mamaroneck

We've got your whole day planned out.

How to Spend a Saturday in Peekskill

We've got you covered if you find yourself in the county's northernmost city.

How to Spend a Saturday in Scarsdale

Stop in at Galloway's Bakery in the morning, hit Vernon Hills Shopping Center for some shopping therapy, and finish off the day with a walk at the Greenburgh Nature Center


Market Watch

The latest and hottest residential properties on the Westchester market.

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Wave 'Bye' to All Your Haters From This Private Island in New Rochelle

Get away from it all — really, everything — on this entirely self-sufficient island retreat.

What Does the Average Home in Westchester Look Like?

Here are five single-family houses priced near Westchester’s median home price of $622,500.

4 Hudson Valley Victorian Homes With Charmingly Classic Looks

A classic look that never goes out of style, envy-inducing Victorians can be found for sale across the county.

Get All the Summer Feels at This Staycation-Worthy Estate

Who needs a Hamptons house when you can have this dream home year-round?

New Rochelle's Hottest Upscale High-Rise Launches Leasing

The 28-story, 280-unit mixed-use building is at the site of a former Loew’s Theatre in downtown New Rochelle.

Spend Summer in This Lakeside Castle in Rye

Previously owned by Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary, the home is set on a private, tree-lined street with a captivating waterfront view, heated pool, and beach.

Bask in Resort-Style Living in This SoHo-esque Modern Colonial

Find a free-form pool, firepit with seating for eight, bluestone patios, and veranda overlooking it all.

This Lush Victorian Home in Pelham Has Charm To Spare

Take in the natural light and preserved green space of Loring Avenue in the secluded backyard or spacious front porch.

This Gorgeous Armonk Home Is Being Sold for a Bargain

Armonk boasts a strong school system and a thriving Main Street area/commercial district.

Two Classic Westchester Architectural Styles Face Off

A stone-and-shingle Cape Cod vs. a handsome Tudor — you can’t go wrong with either.

Summer in Style at This Palatial Larchmont Home’s Private Beach

One of the county’s most coveted waterfront properties is on the market, at just a hair until $10,000,000.

Lounge Around This Sound Shore Victorian's Exquisite Porch

This updated 1875 home is an outdoor entertainer's dream.

4 Eye-Catching Scarsdale Homes That Radiate Springtime Vibes

These spaces emphasize light, color, and natural features.

Live ‘la Vida Westchester’ in This Spanish Styled Rye Brook Villa

Whether its bocce, cookouts, or poolside lounging, this idyllic Iberian estate was tailor-made for summer get-togethers.

A Revolutionary War Figure's Former Home Is on the Market in White Plains

History abounds in this previous home of Benjamin Lyon, who cast a vote for the Declaration of Independence.

These Dreamy Porches Are Perfectly Attention-Grabbing Outdoor Spaces

With warm weather finally here, homes with ample porches are catching our eye.

Rich Gardening History Blooms With This Charles A. Platt Designed Rye Colonial

The 1904 home was designed by Charles A. Platt, a prominent American Renaissance architect.

This Elegant Lewisboro Abode Was Once Owned By Gwyneth Paltrow's Father

This sprawling lakeside home sports its own guest cottage.

Maximize Your Return With These 4 Low-Tax Westchester Homes

If the IRS has got you down this year, consider up-scaling to these gorgeous properties — all with annual taxes under the $10,000 deduction cap.

Here's What You Can Get for $750,000 in Westchester's Rivertowns

These quaint Hudson River communities offer small-time charm, easy walkability, good schools, a lively restaurant scene, and plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking.

Netflix and Chill in Style With This Property's Crazy Home Theater in Cortlandt Manor

At just under $1 million, it’s probably still cheaper than scoring Avengers tickets.

Live the Larchmont Life for Less With This Home

This is Westchester, where a home doesn’t have to be “cheap” to be a bargain.

4 Eye-Popping Contemporary Homes That Make a Bold Statement

Eye-popping architecture, funky details, and unique style combine to make these Contemporary homes true standouts on the market.

Bronxville's Historic Crow’s Nest Hits the Market for $5.4 Million

The hilltop estate is ‘among Bronxville’s oldest and finest homes.’

Cozy Up to This 1812 Farmhouse Reimagined as a Stylish Smart Home

Design details include original hand-hewn timber and wide white oak and American chestnut flooring throughout, exposed beams, and custom interior millwork built from reclaimed original house timber.

Scarsdale’s Historic Griffen-Fish House Comes on the Market for the First Time Since 1973

The 1733 home was headquarters for British Gen. Howe during the Battle of White Plains.

Get Away from It All at This Idyllic Woodsy Retreat

Bocce, tennis, and its own garden make this Ossining home the perfect place to find some peace and quiet.

Scoop This Charming Scarsdale Colonial for An Unbeatable Bargain

This is Westchester, where a home doesn’t have to be “cheap” to be a bargain.

This Custom Estate Is a “Wow” From Start to Finish

The Pound Ridge market offers a dramatic and expansive home.

3 New Luxury High-Rise Rentals Go Up in Yonkers

The new projects add to the city’s buzzy, urban appeal.

5 Stunning Tudors to Peruse in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, and Pelham

For a classic suburban style from the last century, it’s hard to beat the Tudors that were the predominant style in some of the finer neighborhoods of Westchester in the 1920s.

Enjoy the Good Life All Year Long in This Beautifully Updated Scarsdale Property

Specifically designed for comfort in both indoor and outdoor living, this Georgian style colonial is loaded with amenities.

This Mamaroneck Colonial Is the Best of Classic Cool and Modern Design

A sound shore home is surely a sound investment.

Live a Fairy Tale in This Scenic and Modern Woodland Home

Set against the backdrop of South Salem, this updated retreat balances gorgeous scenery and sleek style.

3 Yonkers Homes for Sale Under $300,000

One is a large and renovated top-floor apartment close to downtown Bronxville.

Live a Life of Elegance in This Vintage 1930s Fox Meadow Tudor

With a modernized kitchen and plenty of original architectural details, this Scarsdale home doesn’t sacrifice form or function.

Own This Historic Pre-Revolutionary War Yonkers Farmhouse

The Eleazer Hart House is the only surviving pre-Revolutionary War farmhouse still occupying its original site in Yonkers.

These Bronxville Beauties Offer Historic Living With a Contemporary Feel

Two 1920s Bronxville homes offer vastly different interior looks at the same price.

We Could Just Die (Hard) for This Glitzy Bedford Home

Actor Bruce Willis is selling his massive Westchester estate for just under $13 million.

Fawn Over These Four Fab Fireplace Fantasies

Chase off the winter chill in style at any of these local homes boasting heavenly hearths.

Live Like Royalty in This Unique New Rye Brook Development

Kingfield residences offer luxury amenities in a surprising Westchester location.

This Picturesque Pelham Pad Is Equal Parts Classy and Sassy

Didn’t think a house could be elegant, cozy, and funky at the same time? Think again.

This Award-Winning Greenwich Home Is a Modern Masterpiece

The massive 37,000+ square foot home stands testament to the simple elegance of modern architecture.

Here's What You Can Buy in Westchester for Under $300,000

Westchester County may be known for its more opulent estates, but more affordable options still exist for those who know where to look.

Pleasantville's Landmark 'Dome House' Just Became More Affordable

The popular local curiosity is back on the market, and for the first time under $1 million.

How Would You Feel Moving Into This Chappaqua Compound?

The 10-acre estate has a stately eight-bedroom main house along with a cabana/guesthouse, carriage house and a barn.

Bargain Hunt: This Home Is Quite Reasonably Priced — for Rye

This is Westchester, where a home doesn’t have to be “cheap” to be a bargain.

A 1920s Estate With Classic, But Contemporary Vibes

Standout rooms include a masterful eat-in kitchen, luxurious master bath with radiant-heat floors, and an all-glass dining room with conservatory roof.

Admire the Scenic Views and Idyllic Stream at This Sprawling 1930s Colonial

This recently updated country estate is a sight to behold.

3 Cozy Open Houses Where You Can Curl Up by the Fire

Get warm and snuggly in your future Westchester home this weekend.

A Rare David Adler-Designed Home Hits the Market in Rye

Amenities include a pool, formal gardens, exquisite architectural details and in-town walkability.

Vacation All Year Long at This Resort-Level Rye Brook Home

This just-renovated colonial is brimming with luxurious amenities.

This Unique 1890 Carriage House Is Renovated to Modern Perfection

It doesn’t get more historic-farmhouse-fab than this standout carriage house set on two pastoral acres.

5 Really Pretty Open Houses You Won’t Want to Miss This Weekend

Scope out some potential new digs with these mid-range Westchester homes for all tastes.

Which Sound Shore Property Would You Make Your Dream Home?

Here are two vastly different options at the same price: one brand-new, one steeped in tradition.

This Eye-Catching Harrison Home Is the Perfect Place to Put Down Roots

The stately 6-bedroom is perfect for large families and quality suburban entertaining.

Get Lost in the Expansive Luxury of This Tarrytown Mansion

The newest completed home from Greystone on Hudson offers the height of Westchester luxury.

This Stylish Remodel of a 1950s White Plains Home Belongs on HGTV

One can almost hear the HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott waxing on about the “open floor plan,” “granite counters,” and “newly recessed lighting.”

4 Single-Family Homes With Budget-Friendly Charm

Think you can’t find a cute single-family home in Westchester for less than $500,000? Think again.

Arts & Crafts Architecture Abound With This Custom-Built South Salem Home

The home offers impressive features, like a dramatic two-story foyer, chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, wine cellar, and third-floor “bird’s nest” bonus area.

Architectural Details Abound in This Restored Estate in Mamaroneck

This grand estate offers walk-to-train closeness to town as well as the space and privacy that a half-acre of landscaped yard offers.

Price Slash: Entertain Away at This Gorgeous South Salem Colonial

Ample outdoor space, a deck, patio, and pool make this home perfect for entertaining family and guests alike.

This Expansive Lakefront Property Has Its Own Private Windmill

This Mid-Century home has all the hallmarks of a breathtaking retreat.

Bargain Hunt: Living in Bronxville on a Budget

This is Westchester, where a home doesn’t have to be “cheap” to be a bargain.

Print House Lofts Is the Epitome of New Upscale Urbanity

A circa 1896 building in Dobbs Ferry is transformed into Print House Lofts, a luxe modern-living destination.

Property Price Match: Modern Then vs. Modern Now

A sleek Mid-Century showcase squares off against a new home perfectly aligned to the needs of today’s buyers.

Live Like a Fashion Icon in Tommy Hilfiger’s Former Colonial

The property served as the backdrop for Hilfiger’s CBS design program, The Cut, and the MTV show Rich Girls.

This Modern Victorian Offers Vast Hudson River Views and More in Sleepy Hollow

The house is a great mix of architectural styles, with a Victorian exterior and an interior that leans toward modern farmhouse chic.

Price Slash: Own a Piece of the Colonial Era in Hartsdale

This historic charmer is just across the street from the Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve, and just went down in cost.

Take Up Residence in Jackie Gleason’s UFO

Set course ‘straight to the moon’ in the famed actor’s Cortlandt “Mothership” property.

Fly Your Family Crest Over This Remarkable Scarsdale Castle

Coming in at just under $3 million, you won't need a king's ransom to enjoy this regal Fox Meadow property.

Love Tudors? These Homes Will Strike You in Awe

You can find the distinctive Tudor style for sale throughout Westchester — at every price point.

Live Life as Your Best Self in This Wonderfully Regal Octagon House

Why reside in four walls when you can be resplendent in eight?

Reenact ‘Downton Abbey’ in Your Own English-Style Manor

This sprawling estate sits on 19 acres of lush gardens and breathtaking views.

This Mamaroneck Victorian Was Once Owned by Silent Film Star Richard Barthelmess

Known as The Nook, the sprawling 1897 Victorian has been meticulously restored and updated.

Price Match: Waterfront Wow vs. Pretty in Pound Ridge

So much to love, especially the stunning pools — perfect for summer entertaining.

So You're Bidding on a $6 Million Mansion at Auction...

In the market for a new home? Try your luck bidding on this beautiful Scarsdale home going to auction June 29.

This Tudor Revival-Inspired Home Is Fit for a King

This grand 1920 Tudor Revival was extensively renovated last year, with new lighting, refurbished woodwork, interior painting and new modern bathrooms.

French Country Meets the Horsey Set

This stately home offers a taste of French country style in the heart of South Salem horse country.

8 Weekend Open Houses That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

… so you can wash and dry them in a spacious, modern laundry nook.

3 Open Houses You’ll Want to Hit This Weekend

Stop by these elegant Westchester homes — and maybe stay forever?

Luxury Living Without the Mortgage

This massive Ossining property has the allure of a grand estate and the flexibility of a rental.

This Isn't Your Traditional Lakeside Bungalow

A 1960s-era swim club is transformed into a modern-day, single-family showstopper.

4 Fantastic Waterfront Properties to Gush Over

Dreaming of your own private sloop? Maybe a nice little dock to call your own?

You Can Own One of George Washington’s Revolutionary War Headquarters

Built in 1740, this charming old home is one of the oldest houses in the town of New Castle.

Tour a Grand Tudor on the Grounds of Westchester Country Club

The 7-bedroom house sits on nearly two lushly planted acres.

Hudson Valley Farm Meets Bedford Estate at This 4-Acre Spread

Amba Farms is the ideal digs for the farmer looking for stylish new construction.

You'll Fall in Love With This Spacious New Classic's Gorgeous Interior

Fire places and hardwood floors bely the modern conveniences packed into this just-built Scarsdale home.

Have Room to Breathe in This Spacious Mamaroneck Home

Close to nature and also the City, this property is a commuter’s dream.

City Meets Suburbs With This Sleek, Chic Colonial

Urban styling and expansive living spaces add to this home's airy interior.

This Former Trump-Owned Waterfront Property Is Unbelievable

Enjoy a huge Greenwich estate once inhabited by Donald and Ivana Trump for a cool $45 million.

16 Floors of Amenity-Rich Rentals at These High-Rise Luxury Apartments

Continuum in White Plains offers posh, welcoming, and modern spaces for living.

You Have to Ogle This Mid-Century Marvel

This crib has a serious "wow" factor.

Believe It or Not, This $4 Million Mamaroneck Home Was Owned By Robert Ripley

This luxurious island home once owned by Robert Ripley (yes, that Ripley) is on the market for the first time in decades.

Price Match: 2 Northern Westchester Country Charmers

If you’re set on cottage charm, you can’t go wrong with these gems.

You'll Want to Avoid Throwing Stones In This $2.45 Million Glass House

The Briarcliff Manor home is sleek, modern, and on the market.

This Mushroom House Built by the Guggenheim Designer Is a Work of Art

Take a trip through Frank Lloyd Wright's Sol Friedman House.

Hot Property: SOYO Lofts

Snag one of these brand new South Yonkers river view apartments before they’re gone.

You Have to See This $13 Million Modern-Day Gilded Mansion

With nine bedrooms, and nearly 5,000 sq ft of closet space, this stone-built manor — born from Millionaires’ Row — is fit for a king.

4 Homes With Fab Kitchens and Baths — That Could Be Yours

These Westchester homes feature kitchens and baths that you'll want to make your new home.

Population: most recent data provided by City-data.com; Median Household Income based on 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates from factfinder.census.gov; Median Home Sale Price: Houlihan Lawrence; Estimated Average Property Taxes: calculated by Westchester Magazine based on effective tax rates from Mary Beth Murphy, Westchester County Tax Commission; # of Houses Sold, Average # of Days on Market: Houlihan Lawrence; Property and Violent Crime Rate: www.bestplaces.net; most recent data; Average Commute to Grand Central and Train Stations: Metropolitan Transit Authority; Main School District and Public High Schools: www.trulia.com

*Bedford’s population represents Bedford town; sourced from factfinder.census.gov. **Scarsdale median household income sourced from www.datausa.io. ***In instances where areas are served by multiple school districts, the main school district provided is used in the calculation of estimated average property taxes; In instances where towns have villages, the non-village area is the area used in the calculation of estimated average property taxes; In instances where a school district serves multiple, non-village areas, the tax rates are averaged to calculate estimated average property taxes.

****Property crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime).  Offenses include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The US average is 38.1.

*****Violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime). Composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 31.1.

Our Public Schools: The Numbers You Need

ZIP codes: high school’s ZIP code. 
Median household income: US Census Bureau Quickfacts 2012-2016 corresponds to ZIP code in preceding column
*Ardsley and Edgemont income obtained via US Census Bureau American Community Services 2011-2015.
**Somers corresponds to ZIP code 10589. Mean SAT scores: furnished by The College Board and reflects the 2015-2016 school year; SAT scores by school district. 
*** New Rochelle scores are 2014-2015 school year. All other data: obtained from NYSED School Report Card and reflects 2015-2016 school year. 
Average Class Size: reflects sophomore social-studies class during the 2015-2016 school year.

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