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
Working one-on-one with a professional writer specializing in family history, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and begin working on your family's history book. Focus on writing detailed biographies, research, structure and style. For further details please call the Writers Center office at (914) 332-5953. This course is offered as a customized one-on-one tutorial, contact the...
Launch and maintain a blog using Google's Blogger platform! In this class, we will explore effective design, including use of templates and images. Whether your goal is to keep relatives and friends up to date, or to promote your work or cause, this class will help you frame your content to achieve a captivating blog. Students will also learn to network their new blogs through social media. All...
Thursday June 4th, Northern Westchester Artists Guild (NWAG) will kick off the first annual Art Around Town in the Hamlet of Chappaqua. The event will pair NWAG artists with merchants in the hamlet. The opening night kick off, June 4th from 5:00-8pm will be a lively celebration of art and community including a reception at each participating merchant with wine, food, music, and the artists will...
Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....
The Katonah Art Center is pleased to announce our 18th Annual Student Art Exhibit from June 6th - July 2nd at the Katonah Village Library.
This event has always been a wonderful opportunity for our students to exhibit their work and for Katonah Art Center to showcase the quality of artwork being created in our studios.
The show will be open to every student at the art center (yes,...
I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment
Curated by Diana Buckley
June 25 - August 21, 2015
Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 pm.
Big things are happening in 2015. In Brooklyn, things are changing fast, and artist Meccas are being...
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Astrophotography Exhibition at Pound Ridge Library – May 23rd to July 3rd 2015
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Spring Session 2015: April 28 - June 30
This course is designed for children, ages 6 to 11 years-old. Using a constructive approach, children will learn and improve vocabulary, grammar skills.
Kids will be exposed to classic Brazilian literature and folk culture. They will learn in a fun way, through songs, arts & crafts, story telling, games, and other activities, always using...
The Lionheart Gallery Celebrates Acclaimed New Orleans Artists
May Exhibition Showcases Work of
Photographer Sandra Russell Clark and Abstract Painter Evert Witte
Pound Ridge, NY – (April 10, 2015) Susan Grissom, director of the Lionheart Gallery at 27 Westchester Road in Pound Ridge, New York, is hosting a new exhibition in May and June that celebrates the art of two...