The 411: Even though Elmsford is tiny—a little over one square mile—it is far from remote. The halfway point between White Plains and Tarrytown, the unpretentious village sits at a nexus of major highways, including I-287, the Saw Mill River Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway, Route 9A (Saw Mill River Road), and Route 119 (Tarrytown Road). As such—and despite its lack of a picturesque Main Street in favor of multi-lane thoroughfares—the town has become attractive as a hub for local businesses in its many office parks, as well as restaurants (Pete's Saloon is a local institution), discount stores (look out for bargains at many warehouse sales), and entertainment destinations including Sportime USA, the Westchester Skating Academy, and the Westchester Broadway Theatre (recent productions have included The Producers and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). Elmsford's population is diverse and, while housing stock is as varied as the village's demographics, affordable split-level homes are listed on a regular basis.
Size: 1.1 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $427,500 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $9,127
Closest Metro-North Stop: White Plains (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 39 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Though we couldn't find any celebs who called Elmsford home, it has had its close-up: A scene in the movie Freedomland (2006) was shot at the Red Fox Diner on Rte. 9A, and a scene in the movie 8mm (1999) was shot outside the Elmsford Motel on Rte. 119.
Median Income Household: $61,685 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $71,630 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
55.8% Caucasian 20.3% African American 14.8% Other 9.1% Asian 23.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 10 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 8 Burglary: 12 Property Crimes: 76
Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....
Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity. Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing. Individual instruction given. Work at your own pace. Students bring supplies to class.
Open Studio is a class for all levels who want to work from a live model. Our models will hold a single pose for 3 consecutive sessions. Primarily a painting class but students may bring other materials with which to work. Students will work on their own but critiques will be offered to help students develop their own style and vision.