The 411: Pelham, located on the southeastern tip of Westchester, is as close as you can get to the Bronx and while still living in Westchester, and, as a result, the town maintains a citified air. (Its main street, for those who might still be longing for Manhattan, is even named Fifth Avenue—and it's possible to travel to the midtown version in less than a half-hour.) As in the City—and unlike in some other towns in Westchester—it's possible to access many of the town's resources by walking. A number of residents are involved in the arts, with local institutions like the Pelham Art Center and the Picture House Regional Film Center leading the way for local arts programs. Athletics have their place, too, with everything from tennis to yachting available at the New York Athletic Club's prestigious private club on Pelham's Travers Island. The town of Pelham is divided into two villages—Pelham and Pelham Manor—and both are known for their stately Tudors, Colonials, and Victorian homes, with larger estates bordering the Long Island Sound.
Size: 2.2 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $759,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $16,215
Closest Metro-North Stop: Pelham (New Haven Line)
Time to Grand Central: 32 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): artist William Jay Bolton, artist/illustrator James Montgomery Flagg
Median Income Household: $98,810 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $111,502 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
87.3% Caucasian 4.6% African American 4.1% Other 4.0% Asian 6.0% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 23 Murder: 0 Rape: 1 Robbery: 11 Assault: 11 Burglary: 22 Property Crimes: 249
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