The 411: This lovely little village offers small-town charm with a sophisticated accent, as it attracts many French families who enroll their children in the private French American School located here. Larchmont is a particularly favored community for those making that first leap to the ‘burbs from the city as it has much to offer: an easy commute to the city, highly rated public schools, lovely parks, and a delightful downtown shopping district dotted with interesting small boutiques, gourmet stores, a wide variety of eateries, antiques shops and decorating studios, and even its own children’s bookshop.
Originally founded as a summer shoreline retreat for the wealthy, Larchmont, while now a year-round suburb, still attracts many successful lawyers, bankers, and a slew of former Upper West Side psychologists and psychiatrists to its many vintage homes (circa 1920s), grand estates on Long Island Sound, and closer-to-town family-friendly neighborhoods. Larchmont offers one of the most scenic waterfront parks in the county—Manor Park, with its 13 prime acres, much of which lies on Long Island Sound, has been likened to a smaller version of the famed Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, and features flat rocks that even the littlest residents can walk on at low tide and benches carved into larger rocks from which to soak in the spectacular sunsets. Not surprisingly, boating is big here, with the village also home to the private Larchmont Shore Club. And Larchmont’s popular Watercolor Café, with its full schedule of live music performances, attracts both locals and other music lovers from throughout the county.
Size: 1.1 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $1,065,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $22,738
Closest Metro-North Stop: Larchmont (New Haven Line)
Time to Grand Central: 35 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Directors Ang Lee and David O. Russell, Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, TV host Joan Rivers, playwright Edward Albee, humorist Jean Kerr and her husband, drama critic Walter Kerr
Household: $123,238 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $163,965 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
92% Caucasian 2.8% Asian 2% African American 3.2% Other 5% 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: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 3 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 0 Assault: 3 Burglary: 13 Property Crimes: 99
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Spin It! Youth Classes start January 22nd at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem solving skills and building confidence while making new friends and having fun. Walking through History & Time Machine (Ages 6 – 9) Sundays 10:30 – 12PM, Tween Wheel (Ages 10-12) Thursdays 4 – 6PM and...
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Regina Gelfer to exhibit paintings at the Larchmont Public Library
Exhibit runs for the month of February, 2017
Putnam Valley resident and artist Regina Gelfer will be having an exhibition of her recent work at the Larchmont Public Library for the month of February, 2017. An artist's reception is planned for Saturday, February 11th, from 2-4 pm. All...
The Gordon Parks Foundation announces the opening of a new exhibition of photographs. Back to Fort Scott opens Saturday, February 4 after traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
On assignment for Life magazine in 1950, Gordon Parks returned to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas after twenty years away; the resulting body of work...
Ages 5 – 7
Young artists experiment with color and texture through drawing and painting, and will be encouraged to develop their own approach while exploring a different medium each day (acrylics, pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and more.) With hands-on instruction by our teaching artist, students will explore concepts such as composition and color, as well as learn a little art history along...
February 20 – 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 8 – 11
In this specialized week-long workshop, students learn to work with clay through hand building and pottery wheel techniques while focusing on independent projects. Students work at their own pace, creating pieces that interest them, while receiving individual attention in a small class environment. Please have students dress...
February 20 – 24, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Ages 8 – 11
Young artists experiment with color and texture through drawing and painting, and will be encouraged to develop their own approach while exploring a different medium each day (acrylics, pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and more.) With hands-on instruction by our teaching artist, students will explore concepts such as composition and color, as...